In 2017, M. Night Shyamalan surprised cinema viewers of “Split” in the mid-credit scene: Bruce Willis in his role as David Dunn in “Unbreakable” (2000) appeared and made it clear: The two films that 17 years apart, belong together. The third sequel, Glass, followed in 2019. Now many fans are rightly asking themselves: will it be “Glass 2″ give? This is known so far.
“Glass 2”: Here are the odds
M. Night Shyamalan has stated in numerous interviews that he knew from the start that he wanted to make a sequel to Unbreakable. But after three films, the series should apparently end. The director already revealed to Vulture in 2019 that there will be no “Glass 2”. So he has the continuation rights to most of his films so that there are no sequels.
In addition, M. Night Shyamalan much prefers to tell new stories (via Looper):
“I’m an original filmmaker and I want to keep telling new stories and bringing new characters to life. I enjoy finding a new language and then learning it. I enjoy two hours of getting the audience to learn and accept them so that they can find their way.”
M. Night Shyamalan
So the chances for “Glass 2” are rather bad. Unless M. Night Shyamalan drastically changes his mind, there may not be a fourth installment in the series.
What is M. Night Shyamalan doing now?
After “Glass”, M. Night Shyamalan devoted himself to the thriller “Old”, which was released in German cinemas in 2021. It’s about a family vacationing on a remote beach. While swimming, one of the children finds a corpse, which is completely skeletonized a few moments later. And suddenly the horror begins: everyone on the beach begins to age rapidly. Children become adults, parents become old people…
Apple TV Plus also released M. Night Shyamalan’s Servant series. There are now two seasons: In it, an unbelievable tragedy befalls a couple from Philadelphia: their 13-week-old son dies. The heavy blow of fate unleashes a mysterious force that also invades their private lives.
In 2023, M. Night Shyamalan’s mystery film “Knock At The Cabin” will be released. Also, Labor of Love has already been announced, starring Bruce Willis as the bookstore owner who tragically loses his wife and is willing to do anything for her. There is no start date yet.
So we see: Even without “Glass 2” the director has enough to do and does what he likes best: telling original new stories.
Sources: Vulture, Looper, own research