Production of M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass began early October, and photos of the set are making there way online. Just this morning, Playlist posted a photo of Samuel L. Jackson as Mr. Glass via twitter. Elijah Price aka Mr. Glass, the (overly serious) comic book collector, was the mysterious antagonist of Shyamalan’s Unbreakable (2000). Believing that super heroes live among us, Mr. Glass orchestrates fatal catastrophe’s looking for that special someone. With the appearance of Bruce Willis as Unbreakable‘s David Dunn in the finale of 2017’s Split it was revealed that both films were within a shared universe. Shortly after the film’s box office success, it was announced that Shyamalan’s next film Glass would be the third in a trilogy of films
— M. Night Shyamalan (@MNightShyamalan) October 2, 2017
Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.
M Night Shyamalan has talked excitedly about Glass on his twitter account but details have remained tightly sealed. Producer Jason Blum has said that Glass will be a very different from the standard Marvel films have set for the suprehero genre. Photos from the set show us that Mr. Glass will indeed be donning a superhero wardrobe, but as of this writing we have been unable to confirm if his wheelchair does in fact transform into an evil motorcycle.
Samuel L Jackson as Mr. Glass in Glass (2019)
— The Playlist 🎬 (@ThePlaylist) November 8, 2017
Split (2017) followed Casey Cooke (Anya Taylor-Joy) after she and two friends were abducted by a stranger named Kevin (James McAvoy). Kevin suffers from Dissociative Identity Disorder with 23 alternate personalities, including one referred to only as The Beast. Trying to manipulate some of the weaker personalities, Casey and her friends do their best to escape before The Beast arrives. In the final moments of the film, we see David Dunn (Bruce WIllis) learn that other super human exist. Glass, combining the cast of both Unbreakable and Split, will see the collision of both story lines for what promises to be a one-of-a-kind superhero movie.