Glass explained- Everything you need to know

Glass Explained- Everything you Need to Know

Nearly a year ago, M. Night Shyamalan racked up an astonishing hit with his film Split. The movie Split, released on January 19th, 2019, is about a teenager named Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy) who was kidnapped and held hostage by Kevin Wendell Crumb (James McAvoy), a man who is suffering from dissociative identity disorder.

If you’ve seen the movie Split, you must’ve noticed that the ending of the film had a surprise: a direct connection to Shyamalan’s Unbreakable, released on November 14, 2000. This relation between the movies led to an official statement that M. Night Shyamalan’s follow-up film Glass would further connect the two films. Won’t that be something?

Glass Trailer

Have you seen the trailer for the movie? We think its amazing and you will too, once you have seen it.

Glass’s trailer presents a new character, Dr. Ellie Staple (played by Sarah Paulson), a psychiatrist who handles distinctive personalities believing they are superheroes. These distinct personalities being Bruce Willis’ Unbreakable character David Dunn, Kevin Crumb’s several personalities (23 to be exact), and Samuel L. Jackson’s Mr. Glass. In the upcoming movie, these three characters have come together in a hospital undergoing Dr. Staple’s special treatment.

Samuel L. Jackson’s character. Mr. Glass, is the nucleus of the film who wants the rest of society to know that people like him exist, and meeting the Beast — the monstrous personality that became Split’s primary antagonist — for his own sinister ends.

More about Glass

Glass is the third film in the series that initially began with a dark comic-book drama Unbreakable, released in 2000, and a psychological horror-thriller film, Split. As you keep reading, you’ll understand why it’s the third film in a trilogy. However, Glass is the joining of two other stories and not the final third of a single story.

RatingPG-13 (for violence including some bloody images, thematic elements, and language)
GenreDrama, Mystery & Suspense
Directed ByM. Night Shyamalan
Written ByM. Night Shyamalan
In TheatresJanuary 18, 2019
StudioUniversal Pictures

Glass Movie Cast

Here is everything that you need to know about the cast of this movie.

  • Bruce Willis as David Dunn / The Overseer (The Protector): An ex-college football champ turned security guard who retains exceptional strength, stamina, and indestructible capability along with a telepathic gift to grasp the crimes people have committed by just touching them. Throughout the movie, David Dunn will go by a new alias named “The Overseer”.
  • Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price / Mr. Glass (The Mastermind): A mass murderer and comic book theorist with Type I osteogenesis imperfecta and phenomenal intelligence who was turned in to the authorities after Dunn discovered the extent of his crimes.
  • James McAvoy as Kevin Wendell Crumb / The Horde (The Collective): A former Philadelphia Zoo employee with 23 different personalities whose body chemistry changes with each personality, resulting in a 24th personality known as “The Beast”. Aside from The Beast, Kevin’s personalities will consist of Jade, Orwell, Barry, Patricia, Hedwig, Mary Reynolds, Dennis, Norma, B.T, Mr. Pritchard, Jelin and Samuel.
  • Sarah Paulson as Dr. Ellie Staple: A psychiatrist specializing in delusions of grandeur who treats patients convinced they are superhuman beings.
  • Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke: A young girl who was kidnapped by one of Kevin’s personalities as a potential sacrifice to “The Beast” and survived.
  • Spencer Treat Clark as Joseph Dunn: David’s son who has believed in his father’s abilities since he was a child, and sees him as a real-life superhero.
  • Charlayne Woodard as Mrs. Price: Elijah’s mother who took great care of her son and always told him he was special no matter what others said.

Public Opinion on M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass

The official trailer of the movie Glass was released on July 21, 2018. The public went frenzy and Twitter was flooded with tweets about the new sequel. Night Shyamalan will be pleased to hear that movie experts are predicting that “Glass,” will most likely be the first smash hit of 2019.


The film, which is a sequel to 2000’s “Unbreakable” and 2016’s “Split,” is due out in theaters on Jan. 18. The movie is expected to take in at least $50 million over its opening weekend — but that figure could be much higher, even as high as $75 million. The budget of the film is $20 million.

It’s an excellent time to release the movie on Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend, it’ll give moviegoers extra days to see the movie in cinemas (as many workers and students are off Monday, Jan. 21.)

According to M. Night Shyamalan, Glass isn’t the movie you think it’s going to be. He said:

“I don’t want to spoil anything for you, but there’s a lot of references to the movie that it knows you think it’s going to be. It’s very aware of that, and it will tell you that, and then it becomes this other thing.”

Frequently Asked Questions about Glass

  1. What movie is Mr. Glass?
    Glass is a movie by M. Night Shyamalan who makes a cameo appearance, like his other movies. Shyamalan plays a man David suspects of dealing drugs inside the stadium.
  1. Is the movie Glass a sequel?
    Glass is an upcoming American superhero horror-thriller film written, co-produced, and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. The film is a sequel to Shyamalan’s previous films Unbreakable (2000) and Split (2016).
  1. Is the movie Unbreakable based on a true story?
    No. In fact, Shyamalan has yet to make any movie based on a true story. He prefers to write his own fictional stories, and all but two of his movies (The Last Airbender and After Earth) are based on fictional ideas he made up himself.
  1. Are Unbreakable and Split connected?
    Night Shyamalan explains the connection between ‘Split’ and ‘Unbreakable.’ The film’s final moments contain an unexpected twist – namely, that the events of Split take place in the same cinematic universe as Unbreakable.
  2. Is Glass a sequel to Split?
    ‘Glass’ Trailer: The Dark M. Night Returns with a sequel to ‘Unbreakable’ And ‘Split’. If you know, M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass is a Universal/Comcast Corp. released in North America and a Walt Disney release overseas. That’s because it’s both a sequel to Universal and Blumhouse’s Split and Walt Disney’s Unbreakable.
  1. Is Mr. Glass a villain?
    Yes, Mr. Glass is a villain. Samuel L. Jackson has had about every kind of role known to man, but he plays a great villain. In Unbreakable, Mr. Glass was a man with very brittle bones who aimed to find his “unbreakable” opposite.
  1. Who is the glass man in Split?
    This is a misconception. It wasn’t Mr. Glass (Samuel L. Jackson) who appeared in the movie, it was actually David Dunn (Bruce Willis) who decided to go after The Beast (James McAvoy) in the ending scene.
  1. Is the movie Glass rated?
    Night Shyamalan brings together the narratives of two of his standout originals—Unbreakable and Split —in one explosive, all-new comic-book thriller: Glass. And today we have word via the MPAA that the film has snagged a PG-13 rating for “violence including some bloody images, thematic elements, and language.”
  2. What disease does Mr. Glass have?
    Osteogenesis imperfecta. Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), also known as brittle bone disease, is a group of genetic disorders that mainly affect the bones.
  3. Who is David Dunn?
    David Dunn is a fictional character and the main protagonist in the Unbreakable film series, portrayed by American actor Bruce Willis. Dunn is a former college football prodigy and presently a security guard who discovers he has superhuman abilities.

Taimoor is an online security advocate and a streaming enthusiast who has been working in this industry for more than 2 years. He provides a unique angle on all the latest trends in the industry. When he’s not at work, you can find him supporting Manchester United or watching Netflix!

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