Who Else Might Show Up in GLASS? Top 5 M. Night Shyamalan Characters We’d Like to See

The big twist at the end of 2017’s Split was that it’s actually a sequel to Unbreakable, released in 2000. So, what if Glass (arriving in US theaters on January 18th) reveals that it’s more than just the 3rd Chapter in a trilogy, but proof that all of M. Night Shyamalan’s movies take place in the same universe?

Just imagine it: The world of David Dunn, Kevin Wendell Crumb, and Elijah Price is the same that once experienced the brief alien invasion of Signs and the natural crisis of The Happening. And in this world, there’s a kid (now an adult actually) who sees ghosts, an anti-technology cult living off the grid in an uncharted forest, and a couple kids who had a really bad weekend with their grandparents. Oh yeah, there’s also a lady in some water, but no one gives a damn about her.

If all of M. Night Shyamalan’s movies take place in the same universe, then theoretically, anybody from one of his past films could pop up in Glass, emerging as another potential hero or as an ancillary character. Below, in no particular order, are the Top 5 characters from past Shyamalan flicks I’d most like to see in the filmmaker’s next offering.

You can also check out the trailer and synopsis for Glass at the end of the article.

Cole Sear (played by Haley Joel Osment) from The Sixth Sense

What if the ghosts of “The Beast’s” past victims will seek out an adult Cole Sear so that he might help them find resolution before passing into the great beyond? It could even be the specters of Marcia and Claire from Split. If Mr. Glass and Crumb are going to team up, it seems only fair that David Dunn should have a partner to tag in on the side of righteousness. Glass could end with Cole and Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy) falling in love and forming their own dynamic duo.

Merrill Hess (played by Joaquin Phoenix) from Signs

I don’t think he needs a big part, but it would be amazing to see Merrill randomly enter the action out of nowhere to smash Mr. Glass to pieces with his baseball bat. A tin-foil hat atop his head would, of course, be a necessity.

Ivy Walker (played by Bryce Dallas Howard) from The Village

I can imagine a scenario where, once aware that the outside world exists, Ivy Walker from The Village discovers she has a greater purpose. Perhaps, in a way similar to how Casey Cooke channels power from her scars, Ivy can use her blindness (and what absolutely amounts to mental abuse from the elders in The Village) to harness an inner ability she never knew existed.

Elliot Moore (played by Mark Wahlberg) from The Happening

I’m not saying The Happening isn’t one of Shyamalan’s worst films, and I’m not saying that Mark Wahlberg’s turn as high school biology teacher Elliot Moore wasn’t flat as a pancake. I’m just postulating that Shyamalan might use Glass as an opportunity to, somehow, salvage something decent out of the trash fire that was The Happening. Maybe Moore can come up with a scientific discovery that saves the day.

Tyler aka T-Diamond Stylus (played by Ed Oxenbould) in The Visit

I see no place for him in Glass, but I think it would be amazing if Shyamalan included another T-Diamond Stylus rap for us to enjoy during Glass’s closing credits. Something that sums up everything we’ve just seen in a cringe-worthy yet vastly entertaining free flow. “David Dunn kicked Mr. Glass’s ass / but The Beast came back and went on the attack…”

M. Night Shyamalan brings together the narratives of two of his standout originals—2000’s Unbreakable, from Touchstone, and 2016’s Split, from Universal—in one explosive, all-new comic-book thriller: Glass. From Unbreakable, Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his pseudonym Mr. Glass. Joining from Split are James McAvoy, reprising his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities who reside within, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the only captive to survive an encounter with The Beast. 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.

What do you think of the theory that all of M. Night Shyamalan’s movies take place in a shared universe? What characters from past Shyamalan movies would you like to see show up in Glass? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!



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