Unless you’re living under a rock, and perhaps still even then, you know by now that M. Night Shyamalan‘s latest film, Split, served as a secret sequel for the director’s 17-year-old superhero film. The film, which follows James McAvoy’s Dissociative Identity Disorder-suffering Kevin as he abducts three teenage girls to offer as sacrifice for his secret 24th personality, The Beast, has a twist that nobody saw coming before its January release: it’s set within the same universe as Unbreakable.
M. Night Shyamalan has been hard at work on the follow-up to both films since the release performed unexpectedly well with critics AND fans- raking in a nice chunk of change at the box office. As announced by the writer/director on Twitter today, we now know what that sequel will be called and exactly when Universal intends to release it.
Universal Pictures will release #Glass on January 18, 2019 all over the world. How’s that for not keeping a secret!
— M. Night Shyamalan (@MNightShyamalan) April 26, 2017
That’s right, the third film of Shyamalan’s thus-far incredible series will be titled Glass, which is presumably a nod to Unbreakable‘s villain, Mr. Glass, played by Samuel L. Jackson. With McAvoy and Bruce Willis apparently set to return as Split‘s villain and Unbreakable‘s hero, respectively, it appears that we should also expect Jackson to once again appear as the easily-shattered mastermind that is Mr. Glass. Consider us stoked!
Are you excited for Glass? What did you think of Split? Sound off in the comments!
For our spoiler-filled review of Split, click here.