The first trailer for Glass, M. Night Shyamalan’s continuation of the superhero narrative begun with 2000’s Unbreakable and picked up (surprisingly) in 2016’s Split, brings together an indestructible man, a villain with bones of glass, and a man possessing two dozen identities, including the fearsome Beast, in a most interesting place: an asylum, where they are presided over by a psychiatrist who believes that they believe that they are superheroes.
It’s a great angle for Glass to take, with Sarah Paulson’s new character operating under the assumption that what drives these men are delusions of grandeur rather than actual superpowers. But after what audiences saw with Bruce Willis as reluctant superhero David Dunn and Samuel L. Jackson as his all-too-eager archnemesis Mr. Glass… not to mention the monster that lurks within James McAvoy’s astonishing range of other personas… it’s simply a matter of not if they convince the doctor, but when.
Watch the first trailer for Glass:
The official synopsis, from Universal Pictures and Blumhouse:
M. Night Shyamalan brings together the narratives of two of his standout originals—2000’s Unbreakable, from Touchstone, and 2016’s Split, from Universal—in one explosive, all-new comic-book thriller: 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.
Plus, a new poster:
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Glass comes to theaters January 18.