Glass trailer: M Night Shyamalan previews superhero film

Bessie Dean
July 22, 2018

The first trailer for M. Night Shyamalan, and comes fresh off the surprise ending of Split which revealed that that film takes place in the same universe as Unbreakable.

Samuel L. Jackson in convincing as the eerie wheelchair bound central character who has a superhumanly sharp mind.

Well before Disney ruled the roost with Marvel movies, M. Night Shyamalan debuted an unusual superhero origin story with Unbreakable, built on the idea that comic books reflected cultural memory and that superheroes, after a fashion, actually did exist. The Glass trailer finds the three leads in a mental health institution of some sort, where they are being treated by Dr. Ellie Staple (Sarah Paulson, never not killing it) for superhero/villain based delusions.

We get a recap of our characters' abilities, with security guard David Dunn (Bruce Willis, who I hope will not phone it in this time) having super strength and a sixth sense (eyy) that allows him to see crimes committed by those he touches.

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This poster does a tremendous job of teasing the battles ahead while also framing the fractured nature of both Kevin's split-personality disorder and Mr. Glass. Anya Taylor-Joy will reprise her role as Casey Cooke, who was abducted in Split.

"Glass" will premiere in North American cinemas on January 18, 2019.

The trailer itself is one of the best released during Comic Con so far, and is a real treat for fans of either Unbreakable or Split, but there's probably more connections between the two movies in the teaser than you first noticed.

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