CinemaCon is dropping teasers, trailers and preview images for every majorly anticipated film of the year this week. The latest to intrigue those lucky enough to be in attendance is M. Night Shyamalan's presentation of key art and a quick teaser of footage from his upcoming film Glass.
Those who were there for the preview have provided a look at key art from the film, which features Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy and Bruce Willis. Jackson reprises his role as Elijah Price, aka Mr. Glass from Shyamalan's 2000 film Unbreakable. Likewise, Bruce Willis returns as his Unbreakable character, David Dunn. Combining the worlds of Shyamalan's Unbreakable and his most recent film, 2016's Split, James McAvoy returns as The Beast -- the villain with Dissasociative Identity Disorder, commonly known as multiple personalities. David Dunn appears in the final moments of Split, connecting the two films in the lead up to Glass.
Shyamalan told CinemaCon audiences he considers Glass to be "the first truly grounded comic book movie." Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis and Sarah Paulson joined him for the presentation with Jackson joking, "It’s about time I got the title role in my own motherfucking movie."
In addition to the key art showing Glass' three characters, Shyamalan shared footage from the film. In it Paulson's character is a therapist, Ellie Staple, working with the three men. The footage opens with her saying, "I specialize in those individuals who believe they are superheroes." More footage was shown, teasing how the three characters came to meet one another, with Glass seeking out The Beast. He goes on to explain to Ms. Staple exactly why he thinks the three of them qualify as superheroes... or villains as it were. Glass ends the preview by announcing his alternate name, "First name, Mister," Jackson said. "Last name, Glass."
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Directed and written by M. Night Shyamalan, Glass is slated for release January 18, 2019. The film stars James McAvoy as Kevin Wendell Crumb/The Beast, Bruce Willis as David Dunn, Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price/Mr. Glass and Sarah Paulson as Ellie Staple.
(via The Hollywood Reporter)