Acclaimed director M. Night Shyamalan took over Twitter Wednesday morning, as he released a string of important announcements regarding his next film. Among them, he revealed that many of his classic characters from both Unbreakable, and Split, would return for the new movie.
Shyamalan began by announcing that his new film is called Glass, and that it will serve as both a sequel to Split, as well as Unbreakable. If you recall, Split's shock-ending tied the two movies together.
Glass will hit theaters on January 18, 2019, with a script that Shyamalan just completed. He said the movie is the collision of both previous films, and it sounds like an thrill-ride waiting to happen.
The biggest reveals however, were the announcements that four of Shyamalan's major characters - two from Split, two from Unbreakable - have already been confirmed to appear in Glass.
Here's who is coming back:
This was the one that everyone was hoping for, and now it's official. After appearing at the end of Split, the unbreakable man himself, David Dunn, will be a main character in Glass.
According to Shyamalan, Bruce Willis will reprise his role from 2000. If Split's ending is any indication, he will go toe-to-toe with James McAvoy's Kevin Crumb.
The iconic Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn— M. Night Shyamalan (@MNightShyamalan) April 26, 2017
Kevin Wendell Crumb
Speaking of James McAvoy, his roller-coaster of a character is also slated to return in Glass.
Kevin suffered from split-personality disorder, and he has 27 different people living inside of him. Patricia, Dennis, Barry, Hedwig, Jade, The Beast, and others will all show up when McAvoy returns in 2019.
It's also likely that Crumb will be the main villain of the film. Well, unless Mr. Glass has anything to say about it.
The virtuoso #JamesMcAvoy returns as Kevin Wendell Crumb, Patricia, Dennis, Hedwig, Barry, Jade, Orwell, The Beast, Heinrich, Norma, Pol-— M. Night Shyamalan (@MNightShyamalan) April 26, 2017
Elijah Price/Mr. Glass
Mr. Glass was the hidden villain of the original Unbreakable film, and he's taking a victory lap in Glass.
Samuel L. Jackson is set to play the character again, who has been locked up since the events of Unbreakable.
While he may be fragile as glass, the character's mind is as tough as nails. He pulled the strings on one of the most intricate terror attacks in history, and it was almost impossible to stop him.
With the new film being called Glass, there's a strong chance Elijah will be the main character.
The incomparable @SamuelLJackson will return as Elijah Price/Mr. Glass— M. Night Shyamalan (@MNightShyamalan) April 26, 2017
While Kevin may have been the most interesting character in Split, Casey Cooke was the most vital part of the story. The young girl did what was needed to survive, and she was the major bridge between the audience and the narrative.
With Anya Taylor Joy's incredible performance in the film, it's no wonder Shyamalan wanted to bring her back for Glass.
She will likely be important in the new film, as she's the only one who has figured out how to stop Kevin's multiple personalities.
And the prodigy, @AnyaTaylorJoy will return as Casey Cooke— M. Night Shyamalan (@MNightShyamalan) April 26, 2017