Split/Unbreakable sequel Glass IS a "superhero movie"

Louise McCreesh
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From Digital Spy

A producer on M Night Shyamalan's Glass has confirmed the forthcoming Unbreakable and Split sequel will be a "superhero movie."

"Of course, it's a kind of superhero movie, for sure," producer Jason Blum told Collider.

"I do consider it that, yeah. It's very different. I would say it's not a Marvel movie, but a superhero movie."

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Glass – which will be released in January 2019 – picks up after the events of Split, which saw James McAvoy's Kevin Wendell Crumb/The Beast run into the wild after sparing the life of Casey Cooke (Anya Taylor-Joy), who will also be returning for the sequel.

At the end of Split, it was revealed the movie was actually itself a sort of sequel to Bruce Willis and Samuel L Jackson's s cult hit Unbreakable, with both Willis and Jackson on board to reprise their respective roles as David Dunn and Mr Glass in the newly established Shyamalaniverse.

But what does Blum calling Glass a "superhero movie" mean in terms of plot?

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Well, we can see David 'Unbreakable' Dunn (Willis) teaming up with Casey (Taylor Joy) to take down Wendell (McAvoy), who's being supported by Glass (Jackson).

But here's the most up-to-date synopsis in full, so you can decide for yourselves:

From Unbreakable, Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his pseudonym Mr. Glass. Joining from Split are James McAvoy, reprising his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities who reside within, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the only captive to survive an encounter with The Beast.

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.

This riveting culmination of his worldwide blockbusters will be produced by Shyamalan and Jason Blum, who also produced the writer/director's previous two films for Universal. They produce again with Ashwin Rajan and Marc Bienstock, and Steven Schneider, who will executive produce.

Glass will be in cinemas on January 18, 2019.

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