It appears that to do this, they either kill every superpowered person or convince them that they are just normal people. Glass." By creating an account, you verify that you are at least 13 years of age, and have read and agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, By Patrick Cavanaugh Glass in 'Glass', J Kourkounis—Universal/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock, Sarah Paulson as Dr. Ellie Staple in 'Glass' Film, James McAvoy as Kevin Wendell Crumb/The Horde and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke in 'Glass', Jair Bolsonaro Is on the 2020 TIME 100 List, Narendra Modi Is on the 2020 TIME 100 List, You can unsubscribe at any time. Warning: This post contains spoilers for Unbreakable, Split and Glass. A SWAT team arrives as well, but they're pretty ineffective at stopping either David or The Beast. Photo: Courtesy of Blum House Productions. Dr. Fletcher asks the landlord to play footage from a security camera outside of her building for her. Whether you like his films or hate them, M. Night Shyamalan pulled off an impressive ruse with the release of Split, as it was a film seemingly independent from any of his previous endeavors, only for the film's final moments to confirm that the narrative took place in the same universe as his 2000 film Unbreakable. That the drug dealer reformed his life and became a guard was a joke Shyamalan and company told on the Split set, and it made its way into the Glass script. As, But don’t go into the movie thinking there will be a ton of CGI or the typical superheroic fare: it’s M. Night — there will be twists and turns that shock and delight (or maybe disappoint! The Beast interrupts his rescue mission and after a bruising encounter, they're captured by the police and Dr Ellie Staple. Following the incident, Dr Staple ensures that the 'official' story is that David, Elijah and Kevin were all affected by drugs and hysteria. Writer-director M Night Shyamalan confirmed to Digital Spy that the organisation doesn’t have a name, but did explain why they’ve been around for 10,000 years: "What happened 10,000 years ago was we invented religion, so that's why I picked that. A zookeeper discovers Casey, the lone survivor, at the end of the film and offers her his jacket. He plays two seemingly unrelated roles in Unbreakable and a landlord in Split, only to reveal in Glass that the two men were the same person. Dr Staple specialises in people who think they're superheroes and wants to persuade David, Kevin and Elijah that they're just normal people. He lets the third girl Casey (Anya Taylor Joy) go because she has suffered through sexual abuse at the hands of her uncle and, according to the Beast’s philosophy, those who suffer will inherit the earth. All Rights Reserved. Glass may be a sequel, but its connection to Split & Unbreakable is more complex than it seems. Yes, Split is set in the same world as 2000's Unbreakable , which starred Samuel L. Jackson as the villain. David Dunn is the only person to survive the accident in that film, which Elijah later reveals that he caused. Casey does this and Kevin pleads with Casey to shoot him. It's also a convenient way to tie everything together just a little more fully. Regardless, fans who were expecting to see more narrative threads tie the events of the three films together will likely appreciate this connection. Before he dies, Dr Staple asks David to touch her to understand everything because (TWIST NUMBER TWO) she's part of a secret organisation (all members of which have a clover tattooed on their wrist – very subtle) whose aim is to maintain balance in the world and ensure "Gods", AKA superheroes, don't walk among us. Elijah hints that he will stage the final showdown between David and the Beast at Philadelphia’s tallest building. Turns out: That was the same guy. Still, Night, a king of twists, has some tricks up his sleeve that cement the relationships between these seemingly unrelated works. What's more, David’s son Joseph, Elijah’s mother Mrs Price and The Beast survivor Casey are all there too as they've been trying to help. In his effort to suss out the world's gifted people, Elijah became a terrorist mastermind, orchestrating the train crash and other attacks. The younger Dunn finally announces his discovery during the climactic showdown between the three principal characters in the parking lot of the facility where they were being held.