Everyone is still buzzing about M. Night Shyamalan’s Split and the prospect of a proper sequel to Unbreakable… including Mr. Glass himself, Samuel L. Jackson.
Recently Collider caught up with Jackson to get his take on another round with Bruce Willis and James McAvoy…
“I got a call, and [Shyamalan] said, ‘Call me; I wanna talk to you about something.’ And I called him because I always do when I get a message from him, always hoping [it’s Unbreakable 2], and he said, ‘I just did this film called Split; I want you to see it,’ and I was like, ‘Okay, I’m down with that.’ I had no idea what Split was about or anything else, and he said, ‘We’ll talk after you see it.’ So I went to the arranged screening, and I called him immediately and was like, ‘Okay, dude, does this mean what I think it means?’ And he was like, ‘Well, first we gotta see how the movie does.’ And I think the movie’s done well enough now to merit the ‘Okay, let’s put this together.”
Jackson also spoke about the new universe villain, McAvoy’s “The Horde”:
“I think he’s an adequate foe for what Bruce’s Unbreakable character is in terms of him being sort of unbreakable too in that kind of way, and me having found now—fuck, that would be two people that Elijah would look at and go, ‘Why are they so this and I’m so this on this end of the spectrum?’ It’s just a matter of breaking my ass out of wherever that mental institution was they had me locked up, and let’s get it on; let’s see what happens!”