It’s one of the most anticipated movies of 2019, and it’s about to make a splash at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. That can describe so many movies, but this project has had fans waiting for nearly 20 years. Glass, the sequel to last year’s Split and 2000’s Unbreakable, is going to try to create even bigger buzz at the annual fan event in Southern California next weekend, but why wait to get a good look at the film? New images just released are teasing the biggest superhero crossover event since Infinity War.
In its annual Comic Con preview issue, EW published five new photos from Glass. The film from writer/director M. Night Shyamalan brings together characters from Split and Unbreakable into a common sequel narrative. Glass will feature Bruce Willis as Unbreakable hero David Dunn, who uses his superhuman abilities to track the disturbed Kevin Wendell Crumb, played by James McAvoy, who suffers from multiple personalities including the aptly named “Beast“.
Samuel L. Jackson also returns from Unbreakable as the titular character, David’s former mentor and would-be arch-nemesis. According to the plot synopsis, Mr. Glass “emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.” Anya Taylor-Joy, who played Kevin/The Beast’s would-be victim Casey in Split, also co-stars.
So let’s check out the rest of the images from the EW spread.
Jackson looks resplendent here in purple. It seems clear that Mr. Glass still suffers the ill effects of his Type I osteogenesis imperfecta, or in layman’s terms, his brittle and easily breakable bones. The “MG” pin shows that he’s clearly embraced his identity as Mr. Glass.
Here’s Sarah Paulson. She plays a new character called Ellie Staple, who’s a psychiatrist that specializes in the treatment of people with delusions of grandeur. In other words, “She deals with people that think they’re comic-book characters,” says Shyamalan. “It’s kind of the modern-day equivalent of ‘I think I’m Jesus’ or ‘I’m an emperor.’ ”
It looks like Casey and Kevin are re-united in Glass. Fans will recall that there was a connection between the two of them in Split as The Beast spared Casey as he recognized her as a fellow victim of abuse.
And finally, here’s Shyamalan directing Willis. This marks the first time the two have collaborated since Unbreakable, which Willis starred in following his lead role in Shyamalan’s breakthrough, The Sixth Sense.
Glass will present next Friday in Hall H at San Diego Comic Con. The film itself opens in theatres everywhere on January 18th.