After M. Night Shyamalan released a couple of blunders with The Last Airbender and After Earth, one might have thought the writer/director was all out of those renowned big twists. 2016's Split turned that all around when it was revealed to have a connection with the filmmaker's 2000 film, Unbreakable starring Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson. His upcoming film Glass will connect the two movies into a part psychological thriller, part superhero showdown. In the film's newest trailer, we get to see a lot more of the latter. Take a look:
Looks like James McAvoy and Samuel L. Jackson just couldn't keep away from another role that delves into comic book lore, aside from their successful stints as team leaders for the X-Men and Avengers respectively. This time around the two are reprising their roles as unique villains, who are believed to need psychological care for their delusions of grandeur.
With this latest look at Glass from Universal Pictures, the film is leaning more toward a superhero action flick everyday. The trailer sets up the main plot of the film and how it will have Bruce Willis' David Dunn and McAvoy's "Beast" personality head-to-head.
If you're in need of a little refresher, Unbreakable followed David Dunn's personal discovery of his supernatural invulnerability, after he is the sole survivor of a train crash that killed over 100 passengers. He then meets Elijah Price (Jackson) a disabled comic art gallery owner who tells David he believes him to have the capabilities of a superhero.
David then discovers his own super strength and an extrasensory perception to see a person's criminal activities by a brush of the shoulder. The end of Unbreakable reveals Elijah to be Mr. Glass, the mastermind villain to his hero, though David reports him to the police and he is committed to an institution.
With the pair now committed to the same institution, along with Split's multiple-personality criminal Kevin, Elijah has an evil plot to pit the two against each other in public to let the world finally know that superheroes are real. James McAvoy's most relentless personality as the character is "The Beast" who Elijah looks to help unleash to break them both out. David must then break out to stop his reign of terror, again on the likes of teenaged girls and the city.
The new trailer for Glass doesn't introduce much more footage than already presented in previous footage but it positions the film as a kind of superhero blockbuster, with a twist of the mental games M. Night Shyamalan is well known for. Samuel L. Jackson's Mr. Glass looks to have David Dunn and The Beast right where he wants them to live out his fantasy of being a mastermind villain, unfinished in Unbreakable. Will this be the start of another superhero universe? Glass comes to theaters on January 18, 2019.
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