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First Look Photos of James McAvoy, Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson in M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Glass’

**We’re so excited that James McAvoy is back as The Beast in M. Night Shyamalan’s “Glass,” the sequel to “Unbreakable” and “Split.” Check out first look photos below!

When McAvoy signed on to play the villainous Kevin Wendell Crumb in 2017’s “Split,” he had no idea the movie would tie-in to 2000’s “Unbreakable.” Writer-director M. Night Shyamalan had to school him during rehearsals.

“We were chatting and he said, ‘Well, maybe if this one does well, we’ll do another one,’” McAvoy told EW in a recent interview. “I was like, ‘Really? We’re going to do a sequel to Split?’ He was like, ‘Yeah, you know, bring back David and all that.’ And I was like, David?”

The filmmaker meant Bruce Willis’ David Dunn, the workingman/father/superhero of “Unbreakable.” That’s when McAvoy knew: “Oh, wait a minute…”

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Samuel L. Jackson

In “Spilt,” McAvoy played a killer with multiple personalities, and Anya Taylor-Joy was his kidnapped victim in this hair-raising horror thriller that seemed to have no connection with any previous film…until the very end.

SPOILER: At the movie’s conclusion, Willis appeared as Dunn, uttering the name of “Unbreakable’s” fragile-boned villain portrayed by Samuel L. Jackson: Mr. Glass.

The film “Glass “ (out Jan. 18) will pick up on that ending, leading with Willis’ Dunn, Jackson’s Glass (a.k.a. Elijah Price), Taylor-Joy’s Casey Cooke, and the multiple personalities inhabiting McAvoy’s Crumb.

“We get to spend some time with some new people that live inside Kevin,” McAvoy said.

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Sarah Paulson

Franchise returnees: Charlayne Woodard, who played Elijah’s mom, and Spencer Treat Clark, who played David’s son, also make appearances.

“[They] play a big role,” Shyamalan teased to EW.

At this year’s CinemaCon, a trailer for “Glass” featured footage of Dunn, Price, and Crumb in the same facility and receiving treatment from a psychiatrist.

“She deals with people that think they’re comic-book characters,” Shyamalan said of the doctor, portrayed by Sarah Paulson. “It’s kind of the modern-day equivalent of ‘I think I’m Jesus’ or ‘I’m an emperor.’ ”

See exclusive images from “Glass” and a behind-the-scenes shot of Willis and Shyamalan, below.

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James McAvoy and Anya Taylor-Joy

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Bruce Willis and M. Night Shyamalan on set

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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