The trailer for the much-anticipated third chapter in the Unbreakable trilogy premiered at International Comic-Con: San Diego (SDCC) last week, and it did not disappoint.
Glass is a follow-up to Split (2016) and Unbreakable (2000), and with it, the unplanned trilogy that many fans thought would never come will finally be complete. The films by M. Night Shyamalan analyze the American superhero and villain in unconventional ways. Glass bringsw together the casts of Unbreakable and Split, featuring Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy, and Anya Taylor-Joy.
The trailer opens with Dr. Ellie Staple (Sarah Paulson), who introduces herself as a psychologist who specializes in treating patients with delusions of being superheroes and villains. And—surprise, surprise—her patients are none other than Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson), Kevin Wendell Crumb (James McAvoy), and David Dunn (Bruce Willis), leaving us to wonder how these three all wound up together, and setting the scene for the rest of the film.
Dunn seems to pick up right where we left him, still embracing his role as a caped crusader. Keeping it low-key, he wears a rain poncho that lets him stay in the shadows. Throughout the film, we can expect to see him grapple with the decision to come out of the shadows and fully step up into the role of superhero.
Price, on the other hand, wants anything but to hide in the shadows, and is ready for the world to see that supernatural people exist. We don’t know what to expect from him at this point, but it’s safe to say he won’t be up to much good.
Old habits die hard, and it appears that Crumb, who has 24 personalities, has continued his routine of kidnapping young women. The trailer hints at a potential union between Price and Crumb for the greater
good bad, and shows a battle scene or two between Crumb and Dunn. The clip also brings in Crumb’s former victim Casey Cooke, who may lead to an interesting plot twist and perhaps become the underdog hero of the film.
There’s a lot of food for thought here. Get those theories going and see where you stand when the film hits theaters on Jan. 18.