Universal dropped a short teaser for it earlier this week, and for Friday of San Diego Comic-Con week we at last get to see a full trailer for the third film in M. Night Shyamalan’s superhero trilogy, Glass. They’re all being brought together in today’s trailer by the writer/director of The Sixth Sense, Signs, The Village, The Happening, Wayward Pines, and Lady in the Water–Samuel L. Jackson returning as Elijah aka Mr. Glass, the seemingly fragile, self-aware comic book villain of the title, Bruce Willis as the unbreakable hooded vigilante David Dunn, and James McAvoy as Patricia/Dennis/Hedwig/Barry/Jade/Orwell/Heinrich/Norma or just The Beast.
Shyamalan’s psychological horror-thriller Split was a real genre buster–one of those odd movies that really didn’t seem to fit into the genre you thought you were getting from the previews, like Midnight Special. But we’d learn only at the end we were inside not only the mind of a sociopath, but the mind of a particularly twisted supervillain from the darkest edge of comic book land. How many more theater seats would have been filled if moviegoers had known Split was the sequel to Shyamalan’s cult-favorite superhero movie Unbreakable?
Glass is arriving just on the heels of last year’s Split. Unbreakable arrived in theaters way back in 2000. It all is coming together a bit like J.J. Abrams disjointed, multi-genre Cloverfield movie series. Take a look at the first trailer from Universal for Glass:
We have a long wait ahead for this one. Glass doesn’t arrive in theaters until January 18, 2019.