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Is GLASS a sequel to Unbreakable? - What is the storyline about?

Glass (2019 movie) is the most highly anticipated movie of January, kicking off yet another year full of superhero powers and insane special effects.

However, many people are wondering if the film is a sequel to Unbreakable, the 2000 film starring Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson.

Well, 18 years on… here’s your answer!

Glass dir. M. Night Shyamalan Blinding Edge Pictures, Blumhouse Productions 2019

Glass Movie Trailer

If the Glass (2019 movie) trailer is anything to go by then filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan is back to his best!

His 2016 film Split was revealed to take place in a shared universe with Unbreakable and included a brief moment with Bruce Willis’ character, David Dunn, at the very end.

Glass (2019 movie) looks as if it points even more directly in the way of Unbreakable and it is considered as a return to form for the creative mind behind the 1999 modern-horror classic The Sixth Sense and alien-invasion thriller Signs.

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Watch the trailer below!

Is Glass a Sequel to Unbreakable?


Fans of Shyamalan’s work were immediately aware of the implications after leaving the cinema having watched Split; an Unbreakable sequel was on the way.

Well, here it is!

Glass (2019 movie) will bring back characters from the original film, as well as those from Split, and is set to be yet another subversive take on the superhero film.

Although it’s undeniably a saturated genre at the moment, Shyamalan’s upcoming film looks like something entirely different, elaborating on the dark tone of Unbreakable with a remarkable cast (James McAvoy, Samuel L Jackson, Bruce Willis, Anya Taylor-Joy).

When is Glass Coming Out UK?

Glass (2019 movie) will be released in cinemas on FridayJanuary 18th, 2019. 

It’s not long to wait, but for some, the wait has lasted eighteen years.

The director’s career has slumped over the course of the century, but thankfully he is proving to the public once again that he is an exciting and unique force in Hollywood. 

Glass dir. M. Night Shyamalan Blinding Edge Pictures, Blumhouse Productions 2019

Do You Need to Watch Split and Unbreakable First?

Shyamalan will very likely bring audiences fully up to speed with the events of both Unbreakable and Split at the beginning of Glass. So not to worry!

However, watching Split and Unbreakable would certainly help aid the hype before heading to cinemas, setting the scene and tone for the explosive superhero drama of Glass.


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Chris has a First Class Film and Journalism (Joint Honours) degree from De Montfort University and previously studied film at A-level, making him HITC’s resident movie guy. Chris's passion for all things cinema has been with him from a very young age and he has written for a number of publications, from Taste of Cinema to local sites. He has been with HITC for a five years, exploring the world of film and television while looking out for the latest titles to excite and inspire audiences.