'Glass': Release Date, Trailers, Plot & Everything We Know About The 'Split' And 'Unbreakable' Sequel

11 September 2018, 13:49 | Updated: 11 September 2018, 14:42

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By James Wilson-Taylor

M. Night Shyamalan's 'Glass' is headed to theatres in early 2019. The film follows up 2000's 'Unbreakable' and 2016's 'Split'. So, who and what can fans expect in the upcoming thriller?

M. Night Shyamalan's 2016 thriller, Split, is getting a 2019 follow-up called Glass. James McAvoy returns as Kevin Wendell Crumb alongside characters and actors from Shyamalan's 2000 film, Unbreakable. American Horror Story star Sarah Paulson also rounds out the blockbuster cast. 

Glass is a sequel nearly 20 years in the making, so what can audiences expect from the upcoming film, what do the trailers reveal, and which new and returning characters are sure to make the film a must-see in 2019? 

When is the Split sequel coming out? 

The film's director M. Night Shyamalan revealed on Twitter in 2017 that Glass is slated to hit theatres on January 18, 2019. 


Glass (2018) Cast: Who stars in the Split sequel?

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James McAvoy returns to the Unbreakable universe as Kevin Wendell Crumb and his various alter egos, namely, Beast. While Kevin Wendell Crumb left audiences sufficiently spooked, the character did come under scrutiny by some mental health experts who charged the film with demonizing mental health.  

Samuel L Jackson is Elijah Price aka Mr. Glass, a genius who has a condition that causes his bones to break easily. 

Bruce Willis is David Dunn, a man with superhuman abilities that make him "unbreakable" (ie, superhuman health and ability to withstand bodily trauma).

Sarah Paulson plays Dr. Ellie Staple, a doctor who studies individuals who believe they have superhuman abilities. She takes a particular interest in Mr. Glass, David Dunn, and Kevin Wendell Crumb. 

Anya Taylor-Joy returns as Casey Cooke, the high school student who was kidnapped and held prisoner by Kevin Wendell Crumb's alter egos. In Split, Casey is able to escape but is the only one who survived out of Crumb's 3 kidnap victims. 

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Glass (2019) teasers, trailers, and posters

Audiences got to experience a first lengthy look at Glass during SDCC 2018. In the trailer, released comic con weekend, fans were given a closer look at the dynamics at play in the upcoming film. 

In the first trailer for the film, we learn that Dr. Ellie Staple is studying individuals like David, Kevin, and Mr. Glass. We also see that Beast is still alive and well, following Split's terrifying ending. 

Prior to the release of the trailer, the official Glass movie Twitter account shared the poster for the film. The first early visuals depict David, Kevin, and Mr. Glass, as well as their powerful alter egos. 

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What is Glass about? Split and Unbreakable sequel plot details

Glass will connect M. Night Shyamalan's 2000 film Unbreakable with the 2016 thriller Split. The end of Split hinted that there was more to come for James McAvoy's character. Now, Kevin Wendell Crumb is joined by David Dunn and Mr. Glass as the subjects of Dr. Ellie Staple's study into delusions of grandeur. 

Per the film's synopsis: 
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.

First look photos also depict Casey Cooke and Kevin Wendell back together in what is sure to be a tense reunion.