If you’re an M. Night Shyamalan fan, you’re probably one of those whose brain exploded after that shock ending in ‘Split’ while realizing that the rest of the audience wondered what the hell was going on.
For 17 years, fans of M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Unbreakable’ have been asking for a sequel but saw that possibility disappear over the years. Well, after the release of ‘Split’ last January, that question was finally answered, somewhat unofficially in latter film’s final minutes, but now officially on Twitter yesterday by Shyamalan himself.
“It’s taken 17 years but I can finally answer the #1 question I get, ‘Are you making a f#&@ing sequel to Unbreakable or what?’ ” he tweeted. “My new film is the sequel to #Unbreakable AND #Split. It was always my dream to have both films collide in this third film.” A couple of hours earlier, Universal Pictures announced the title and dated the film’s release: “Universal Pictures will release #Glass on January 18, 2019 all over the world. How’s that for not keeping a secret!”
Fans will remember that Mr. Glass is the criminal alias of Samuel L. Jackson’s character in Unbreakable, Elijah Price. In that movie, Price has an abnormally fragile bones and is in search of his opposite extreme, one that is “unbreakable”.
Then in the final scene in ‘Split’, that character, Bruce Willis‘ David Dunn shows up in a restaurant, watching the TV. In that scene, as everyday folks were reminded of another criminal character back in the day, David uttered “they called him Mr. Glass.”
Well, there you go. Just like that, Shyamalan has created his very own shared cinematic universe!
My new film is the sequel to #Unbreakable AND #Split. It was always my dream to have both films collide in this third film.
— M. Night Shyamalan (@MNightShyamalan) April 26, 2017