The ancient question for fans is “When is it okay to spoil a part of a movie?” The obvious answer would seem to be “never,” but it’s not quite that simple. At some point a detail of a movie becomes such a point of pop culture reference that it transcends being a spoiler. If at this point you don’t know that Darth Vader is Luke’s father or that Bruce Willis was a ghost in The Sixth Sense, you’re just not a part of popular culture.
Funnily enough that brings us to another M. Night Shyamalan movie. WhenSplit hit theaters earlier this year, nobody really knew that it was a secret sequel to Unbreakable. But now that it’s made an astonishing $275 million world wide, the Unbreakable connection has clearly transcended from “thing you don’t want to spoil to friends” to “a big reason to see the movie.” Everyone knows about it, and it’s still exciting.
That’s why we’re comfortable openly talking about it. And it’s not just us, either. Shyamalan himself wants everyone to know the movies are connected, and he even just announced on Twitter that his next movie, Glass, will be a sequel to both Unbreakable and Split.
Yes, that means we’re finally, truly getting that Bruce Willis versus Samuel L. Jackson, good versus evil, comic-loving showdown that Unbreakable was building toward. Shyamalan confirms that Glass will bring back Unbreakable’s David Gunn (Willis) and Mr. Glass (Jackson), as well as Split’s Kevin Wendell Crumb (James McAvoy) and Casey Cooke (Anya Taylor Joy).
Glass will hit theaters on January 18, 2019. That feels so far away, but considering fans have been waiting for this movie for 17 years at this point, another two is just a drop in the bucket. Plus, it gives us plenty of time to wonder what’s going to be under the broken glass in the third poster…