The showdown nearly 20 years in the making is on. On January 18, 2019, M. Night Shyamalan will release Glass, the follow-up to his superhero thriller film Unbreakable and monster horror movie Split. James McAvoy’s Kevin Wendell Crumb, ak “The Horde,” will come face to face with Bruce Willis’s David Dunn, a security guard who discovered he has superpowers in Shyamalan’s acclaimed 2000 thriller Unbreakable. Here’s how David Dunn could potentially confront Kevin Wendell Crumb.
Based on the title, Glass, it’s clear there will be an emphasis on Sam Jackson’s brittle villain and comic book expert, Mr. Glass. In Unbreakable, Mr. Glass secretly orchestrated dozens of terrorist attacks, including the train disaster that awoke David to his powers. It was Mr. Glass’s wish to become the villain to David’s superhuman presence.
At the end of Split, David Dunn learns the existence of a new villain: The Horde, a disturbed Kevin Wendell Crumb who suffers from a violent form of disassociative personality disorder (DID). David seems ready to take on The Horde, but with the film’s title Glass and the confirmed return of Samuel L. Jackson, it seems like David Dunn could be outmatched. Enter: Casey Cooke, who, as played by Anya Taylor-Joy, is set to come back as well.
Although she’s just a normal teenager (albeit an impeccably smart, cunning, a wary one) Casey managed to survive her ordeal with The Horde. It seems reasonable to believe that she could find David Dunn and possibly team up with him to take on The Horde.
The purpose of M. Night Shyamalan’s homage to superhero comics is to deconstruct the genre down to its tropes using original characters. In the final chapter of his trilogy, there’s nothing like a good old-fashioned supervillain team-up to inspire a reluctant hero — with a witty, smart sidekick — to take them down.
Glass will be released on January 18, 2019.