I have a question for all you beautiful people out there. When you think about modern-day cinema, what comes to mind? You aren't alone if "cinematic universe" and "six-movie franchise" came to mind. It has become the norm, for better or worse, for studios to plan storylines stretching a multitude of films to get as much out of it as possible. However, director M. Knight Shyamalan seems to be taking a more conservative approach as stated in the newly released synopsis for Glass.
From Unbreakable, Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his pseudonym Mr. Glass. Joining from Split are James McAvoy, reprising his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities who reside within, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the only captive to survive an encounter with The Beast.
Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.
This riveting culmination of his worldwide blockbusters will be produced by Shyamalan and Jason Blum, who also produced the writer/director’s previous two films for Universal. They produce again with Ashwin Rajan and Marc Bienstock, and Steven Schneider, who will executive produce.
As stated up top, it looks like Shyamalan is ending this series strong with a trilogy. The reveal that closed Split was a nice surprise. It explained the phenomena of Crumb's superhuman abilities, and it opened up a plethora of younger viewers to Unbreakable which may have not happened prior. I personally find M. Knight's plan for a trilogy to be an exciting one. Extensive franchises can be fun, but the concise nature of three movies can make for some of the strongest storytelling. Just look at the recent take on the Planet of the Apes series. It's a commonly used example for a reason. Plans could change if Glass is successful. For now, I'll just settle for a good three. Please and thank you.
Are you excited for Glass? Have you seen the previous two films in the now established franchise? Would you prefer to see a Shyamalan cinematic universe? What's are some of your favorite trilogies? Let us know down below. Stay frosty!
Glass comes to us on January 18, 2019.