The 2018 San Diego International Comic Con has come to a close but we still have TONS of news from the yearly event! Audiences were in for one of the biggest and most delightful twists at the end of M. Night Shyamalan’s Split. The film was secretly a pseudo-sequel to his film Unbreakable. With Bruce Willis’ David Dunn, appearing at the very end of the film. Shyamalan and the cast of the upcoming film were on hand to present the first trailer and talk about the process of making the film. You can watch the trailer below.
Shyamalan began by explaining that when Unbreakable first came out in 2000, he was discouraged by the studio to use any references to comic books and superheroes. At the time those elements were considered “fringe” interests. He also talked about the “Beast” character from Split originally being in the script for Unbreakable. Shyamalan went on to talk about the surprising way this came together. Disney has released Unbreakable under their Touchstone banner, and Split was released by Universal. Disney allowed them to use Willis’ character in Split and both studios approved of the sequel Glass, bringing everything together.
Samuel L. Jackson explained that Mr. Glass aka Elijah Price, has been one of his favorite characters to play. Stating that most of his characters are always the same. Whereas Price is quiet and fragile physically but strong and intelligent inside. Willis commented on the fact that there’s a lot in the film that isn’t revealed in the trailer, and will surprise audiences.
Sarah Paulson who joins the cast as a psychologist who works with people that believe they’re superheroes. She explained that they shot in an old abandoned psychiatric facility with not heat, and the cold temperatures within the facility helped her keep focused while working on the film, and be surrounded by such amazing talent. Anya Taylor Joy, who reprises her role of Casey Cook from Split, stated that she was grateful to Shyamalan for creating such a beautiful character in Casey.
Glass hits theaters January 18th. Keep following Poor Man’s Spoiler for more updates on all the big news to come out of SDCC 2018!