One of the surprise hits at the box office recently was M. Night Shyamalan's new thriller Split. A glorious comeback from the infamous director, Split also had a fantastic surprise ending that sent fans reeling. Because after seeing Kevin and his personalities manifest into some sort of superpowered monster, Split ended up connecting to Shyamalan's 2000 film Unbreakable. In fact, Bruce Willis even reprised his role for a cameo, teasing an eventual crossover film featuring he and James McAvoy. This also led many to wonder if Samuel L. Jackson would reprise his role as Mr. Glass. That theory is still up in the air, but Jackson has been getting vocal about what the next sequel should contain.
If this isn't enough to get you psyched for a Split sequel, then I'm not sure what is. Samuel L. Jackson seems to have the same opinion as the fans; we want to see a superpowered battle, and hopefully the return of Mr. Glass.
Split established a cinematic universe, wherein its possible for people to develop supernatural abilities. In Unbreakable Bruce Willis's David Dunn survived a deadly train wreck, realizing that he had unbreakable skin and some super strength (sounds pretty Luke Cage, right?). For Split, James McAvoy's Kevin manifests his 24th personality, also known as The Beast. The Beast is similarly impervious to pain, and is able to bent metal bars and climb walls and roofs.
So Samuel L. Jackson's assessment that the two characters should battle is spot on. Because what happens when two unbreakable characters battle? Will they be strong enough to take each other down, or will the battle be even?
Additionally, Samuel L. Jackson seems to be down to reprise his role from Unbreakable in the Split sequel. Split's ending revealed that Mr. Glass has become a famous criminal, and is currently incarcerated in a mental institution. So if he could find a way to escape (he is pretty brilliant), Mr. Glass could be smack dab in the middle of the action. As long as Split 2's studio has the budget to put James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, and Samuel L. Jackson on the payroll.
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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