When it was revealed in the final moments that M. Night Shyamalan's major comeback effort Split was a stealth sequel to Unbreakable, fans went nuts. The 2000 Bruce Willis superhero movie was originally viewed as a letdown after the massive success of The Sixth Sense. But the film's cult has grown steadily in the last 18 years to the point where some people – people who are wrong, but people – rank it as Shyamalan's best film.
So it's pretty remarkable that the sequel to both films, 2019's Glass, is being met with so much hype. I still remember seeing Inception at midnight when it premiered in 2010, and the audience laughed when Shyamalan's name appeared as the writer and producer of the trapped-in-an-elevator frightener Devil. That he's so magnificently turned it around is one of the best recent Hollywood stories.
Glass will see Bruce Willis' David face off against James McAvoy's Kevin, with Samuel L. Jackson's Mr. Glass as the malevolent overseer. You can check out the poster below, and Shyamalan has hinted the first trailer will drop on July 20, the same day the film will have a panel with the cast at San Diego Comic Con.
Glass hits theaters on Friday, January 18.