Hedwig's introduction in Split

We're in a bit of a renaissance for the horror genre at the moment. With production house Blumhouse constantly developing and producing unique and exciting horror properties, there have been some massively popular and critically acclaimed installments like Get Out, The Conjuring franchise, and M. Night Shyamalan's recent surprise hit Split. The latter blew minds when it turned into a backdoor sequel for 2000's Unbreakable, with Shyamalan essentially creating his own cinematic universe, and quickly announcing Glass, which will feature both casts of characters. The upcoming crossover film has just wrapped production, and the director/writer took to social media to celebrate.

M. Night Shyamalan's excitement for Glass has been palpable in the months leading up to and during filming. The sequel is essentially 17 years in the making, as Shyamalan is able to re-explore classic characters like Samuel L. Jackson's Mr. Glass and Bruce Willis' David Dunn, as well as newcomers Casey and Kevin from Split (played by Anya Taylor-Joy and James McAvoy respectively).

But M. Night wasn't the only Glass contributor to take to social media following the film's wrapping. Anya Taylor-Joy also reflected on her journey with the franchise, and being able to continually develop the layered character Casey. The audience earned Casey's vulnerability throughout Split's runtime, so it should be even more fascinating to see where she goes in the wake of surviving her encounter with The Beast, as well as presumably blowing the whistle on her abusive Uncle. Check out the New Mutants actress' post below.

Overall, it should be fascinating to see how the character Casey factors into the narrative of Glass. While she managed to survive her encounter with Kevin and his personalities, it will take some creative storytelling to get her involved in the upcoming conflict between The Beast and David Dunn. But having a non-superpowered (or super weak, in regards to Mr. Glass) character will likely help ground the story in reality. Also joining the cast is David's son Joseph, with former child actor Spencer Treat Clark reprising his role from Unbreakable. It doesn't currently look like Robin Wright's Audrey will appear, although we can keep our fingers crossed.

All will be revealed when Glass arrives in theaters on January 18, 2019. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your trips to the movies in the New Year.

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