M. Night Shyamalan’s new film Glass has divided many and has even split [sorry] us in the HCF camp. Our reviewer David Smith didn’t like it much, but I thought it was an admirably low-key and thoughtful addition to the superhero genre with excellent performances except for Bruce Willis who always seems to coast these days anyway.
Anyway, ‘Entertainment Weekly’ recently asked Shyamalan if he’d ever consider teaming up with the Marvel or DC universes – and he replied:
“There’s been light conversations in the past about these things, but it would have to be in a way that would allow for very weird, big weirdness to be okay. I mean, you never know, you never know. I think things are changing. Finding a fresh take on the comic book genre is a very powerful approach now to these movies, and I think one what everybody is looking for”.
Considering how Marvel especially seem to keep a tight leash on their directors, I doubt that this will ever happen. And sadly [well, at least for those of us who liked it], Shyamalan has also recently said that Glass probably won’t get a sequel, saying to ‘Digital Spy’:
“For me, this is it. I love the idea of it feeling like the story continues and for you guys to imagine. Even Unbreakable and Split all had that same feeling at the end of, ‘Oh it’s continuing’ kind of thing. I like that the story doesn’t finish, but I’m not necessarily going to continue it”.
Is he ever so slightly hinting at another film set in the same universe though? Hopefully he’ll surprise us no matter what.