Split and Glass star James McAvoy has shared that he would like to see more films take place in the Unbreakable cinematic universe, which he has dubbed the “Unsplittable world”.
Split drew a lot of attention — both good and bad — on its own thanks to its controversial portrayal of dissociative personality disorder (formerly known as multiple personality disorder), but the biggest reveal in the movie was towards the end, where a Bruce Willis cameo revealed that the film actually took place in the same universe as another M. Night Shyamalan film, Unbreakable. Since then, M. Night Shyamalan has been hard at work on Glass the crossover that intends to bring in the two films together, pitting Bruce Willis’ Unbreakable character against James McAvoy’s villain from Split.
EW has since asked M. Night Shyamalan if this means that there could be any future films after this Unbreakable–Split crossover, given that cinematic universes are the hot new trend in Hollywood. The filmmaker was quick to plead the fifth, revealing that he is most comfortable developing new concepts, as Glass is the first proper sequel he has ever made:
“How about I avoid that question altogether? There’s no good answer to it. I mean, look, I have two new ideas for movies, so I want to write those. Glass is the only movie I’ve ever done that’s related to another movie I’ve ever done. So, it’s not a habit of mine. I like making up new things, and trying new colors, so that’s probably the best answer. Where my sweet spot is, is thinking of a new kind of story each time and trying to make it as best I can, and seeing if it connects with the audience at that time.”
McAvoy was a little more optimistic, however. The actor revealed that although he recognizes M. Night Shyamalan’s uncertainty, he would personally like to see more films after the Unbreakable–Split crossover, in what he has dubbed the “Unsplittable world”:
“I can’t speak for Night. I would like there to be more. I think there’s definitely the potential for more in terms of the roles that he’s created and the rationalization for what a superhero or villain is. There’s definitely room for more. But in terms of whether he would feel as fresh, I don’t know.”
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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.
This riveting culmination of his worldwide blockbusters will be produced by Shyamalan and Jason Blum, who also produced the writer/director’s previous two films for Universal. They produce again with Ashwin Rajan and Marc Bienstock, and Steven Schneider, who will executive produce.
Written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, Glass stars Bruce Willis as David Dunn, Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price (Mr. Glass), James McAvoy as Kevin Wendell Crumb (The Horde), Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, Spencer Treat Clark as Joseph Dunn, Charlayne Woodard as Mrs. Price, and Sarah Paulson in an undisclosed role.
Glass is scheduled to be released in theaters on January 18, 2019.
10 Great Potential Directors For DC’s ‘Green Lantern Corps’
Green Lantern Corps has been on the DC Films slate for quite some time, but it’s been a while since we’ve heard anything solid about the project. The film’s original release date was slated for 2020 yet no director, casting announcement or any real progress has been made so far. Warner Bros. and DC failed to lay the groundwork for the film by introducing a Green Lantern as a member of the Justice League (except for a small cameo in a flashback). It is safe to assume Warner Bros. wants to have a good amount of time to distance the general audience from the disastrous 2011 Green Lantern film starring Ryan Reynolds. Yet now approaching seven years one has to wonder when this film will get off the ground? The success of Guardians of the Galaxy has proven no concept is too far out there for the general movie going audience and DC could have its own intergalactic saga to compete with Marvel by making this movie.
Warner Bros. and DC even have an interesting hook to separate Green Lantern Corps from not only Guardians of the Galaxy but also every other major superhero film. The DC project is supposedly a “buddy cop film set in space.” Basically Lethal Weapon meets Star Trek. Or even for a more modern reference, The Nice Guys meets Mass Effect. That’s a great pitch for any movie. Green Lantern Corps needs to be a higher priority for the studio than Lobo, Nightwing or that Joker origin movie.
The first step is finding the right director for the project. David S. Goyer, who has written a draft of the script, was rumored to be in talks to helm the project, but Warner Bros. and DC are paving a new path forward so they may want to try getting a better director. Hundreds of directors make interesting films every year and given the recent success of Black Panther, Wonder Woman and Thor: Ragnarok, it’s clear that some of the best choices come from unconventional places.
These are the ten directors that should be on Warner Bros. and DC’s radar to help bring the Green Lantern Corps to the big screen. Click Next to get started!