Split was a return to form for M. Night Shyamalan, whose recent films had failed to resonate with audiences and critics alike. The James McAvoy and Anya Taylor-Joy lead film played out as an intense, contained thriller with outstanding performances by both. For fans looking for the classic Shyamalan twist, the closing moments of the film revealed Bruce Willis’ character from Unbreakable watching a news report on the events of the film, tying the two movies together. If this is a twist you didn’t see coming, don’t worry. Neither did Taylor-Joy.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Taylor-Joy said:
“Night asked me to go to one of those tester screenings in Arizona. I went with him, and the ending wasn’t part of that, but, as we were outside ready to go into the screening, [he] told me about it [and Glass]. I completely lost it. I thought, man, that’s so cool, like, ‘You have to let me know how shooting goes!’ He just looked at me and said, ‘What makes you think you’re not coming along for the ride?’ I completely died. I was like, ‘Wait, really? You want me to come and do this with you?’ I was so excited to reprise my character, because I love Casey so much, and to be able to do it with all these unbelievable actors. I was at a table with all of these incredible people. I just thought, what the hell am I doing here?”
Glass, the final film in a trilogy that includes Split and Unbreakable, is set to tie together the narrative threads left in both the 2000 film and the 2016 film. You can check out the synopsis below:
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.
Glass stars Bruce Willis as David Dunn, Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price (Mr. Glass), Charlayne Woodard as Mrs. Price, Spencer Treat Clark as Joseph Dunn, James McAvoy as Kevin Wendell Crumb (The Horde), and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke. Sarah Paulson will be joining the film as a new character.
Glass is expected to hit theaters on January 18, 2019.
Split and Unbreakable are both available on Blu-ray and digital download.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
10 Marvel Villains Who Should Appear In The ‘Black Panther’ Sequel
Marvel’s Black Panther is still taking the box office by storm, but that isn’t stopping people from talking about what they want from the sequel. King T’Challa and the rest of Wakanda’s most interesting characters are set to appear in Avengers: Infinity War, but that movie will focus on Thanos and the Infinity Gems instead of seeing how Black Panther’s world has evolved. Not only does the Black Panther sequel have to follow up on multiple plot points hanging around on this movie, but it also needs to introduce new villains for T’Challa and his advisers to take on.
In order for him to continue growing and become more comfortable in his leadership position, T’Challa needs to be challenged in unique ways. Part of what made Killmonger such a unique villain is that he had a personal motivation that directly challenged T’Challa’s world view, and that idea can easily be replicated and expanded upon for the sequel. Black Panther has a very specific perspective on the world, and all of these villains will come in and force him to look at things in a different way as well as challenge him physically.
Hit Next to discover which Marvel villains should appear in the Black Panther sequel.