Ever since Split ended with the whopper of a twist that the movie was actually set in the same universe as 2000’s Unbreakable, M. Night Shyamalan fans have been waiting for the follow-up film that promised to have Bruce Willis’ superpowered David Dunn face off against James McAvoy’s monstrous The Beast – as well as mixing criminal mastermind Mr. Glass (Samuel L. Jackson) into things. And now, the result is almost here.
Ahead of Glass‘ release later this month, the director’s revealed that there’s an extra treat in the film, as it’ll include some unseen deleted footage that was shot for Unbreakable almost 20 years ago. Shyamalan didn’t want to say too much to save the movie’s surprises, but he said just enough to get us intrigued and excited, teasing the following:
“I don’t want to give too much away but you do see moments of the original Unbreakable… scenes you didn’t get to see.”
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It sounds like Glass will flashback to Dunn’s earlier life, perhaps to remind audiences of the events of the first film or to fill in some blanks about what happened to him afterwards. We’ll have to wait and see, but this latest tidbit certainly has us intrigued.
In the same chat, Shyamalan also confirmed the timeline of the three movies. Apparently, Glass is set “two to three weeks” after Crumb went full on Beast mode at the end of Split and takes place roughly 15-16 years since David Dunn discovered his powers and sent Mr. Glass away in Unbreakable.
And for us, it’s only 13 days now until Glass arrives in theaters, as it’ll be here on January 18th.