M. Night Shyamalan’s so-called “Eastrail 177 Trilogy” is hardly the most conventional of takes on the superhero genre, but Glass is technically a superhero movie nonetheless, even forming part of its own modestly sized cinematic universe. But in case you were planning on sitting through several minutes of credits just for a tease of what’s to come, then we’re here to notify you that the post-credits scene is one tradition of the genre that the film does not adhere to.
There are many reasons why this may not come across as particularly surprising. For one thing, Unbreakable and Split couldn’t exactly be mistaken for MCU flicks, with each taking place on a relatively small scale and with far less emphasis on expensive spectacle, so perhaps it only stands to reason that the series wouldn’t adhere to the conventional franchise model. Granted, Split certainly ended with a tease of what was next, but this final twist occurred right before the credits rolled.
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What’s more, you have to wonder what exactly Glass would have to tease in a post-credits scene anyway, with Shyamalan claiming as recently as last month that he has no current plans for a follow-up. That being said, the film may well be on course for some sequel-worthy numbers at the box office, and seeing how most of us didn’t expect a follow-up to Unbreakable to ever make it to cinemas, perhaps Shyamalan could still change his mind somewhere down the line.
Whether or not we actually want a sequel, however, is another matter entirely, with reviews for Glass indicating that the Eastrail 177 Trilogy may have gone out on a disappointing note, but you can decide for yourself if the critics have it right when the film hits theaters on January 18th.