James McAvoy Glass

James McAvoy‘s Kevin Wendell Crumb, the lead character from M. Night Shyamalan‘s ‘Split’ is the focus of the new motion poster, meant to promote the film ‘Glass’ and to announce that a new trailer is set to arrive on Thursday.  But since this movie has three focal characters, with Bruce Willis‘ David Dunn and Samuel L. Jackson’s Mr. Glass, from Shyamalan’s ‘Unbreakable’, expect them to get their own motion posters before the new trailer drops.

In the poster, we learn that Crumb, who has multiple personalities, will also be known as The Beast and judging by the jacked up photo above, McAvoy has busted his ass at the gym to earn that designation.  (Unless his physique has been  enhanced by CGI, somehow.)

But check out the moody motion poster below:

Because of the many personalities in Crumb’s mind, he is also known as The Horde.  The Beast will be his 24th personality which will emerge during the events in ‘Glass’.

McAvoy starred in ‘Split’ in 2016 and the low budget thriller became a runaway success.  But what really rocked many viewers was the reveal at the end that the events of this movie had taken place in the same world as Shyamalan’s 2000 cult hit ‘Unbreakable’.  It was in that film that Willis and Jackson originated their roles as the indestructible David Dunn and the easily-broken Mr. Glass.  In typical Shyamalan style, it isn’t made clear until the end that this was the director’s grounded take on Superman and Lex Luthor (or something like that).

The ending of ‘Unbreakable’ left the door open to further explore these characters in a more traditional superhero/villain film, but one never materialized, as Shyamalan preferred to make new original movies, rather than sequels.

‘Glass’ also stars ‘American Horror Story”s Sarah Paulson as Dr. Ellie Staple, a psychiatrist who thinks the main characters’ super powers are delusions; Anya Taylor Joy, reprising her role from ‘Split’, Casey Cooke; and Spencer Treat Clark, who played David Dunn’s young son Joseph in ‘Unbreakable’ and who reprises that role now as an adult.

‘Glass’ will shatter theaters on January 18, 2019.