Samuel L. Jackson Talks ‘Unbreakable 2’; Confident It’s Happening Soon
Haven’t seen Split? Avoid this article. And what the hell are you waiting for?!
Samuel L. Jackson was just as surprised as we were when M. Night Shyamalan’s Split, released last month, turned out to be a film set in the very same universe as 2000’s Unbreakable. Bruce Willis’ heroic character David Dunn popped up at the very end of the film, teasing a sequel to Unbreakable that will feature both Jackson’s “Mr. Glass” and James McAvoy’s “The Horde.”
As we told you earlier this month, Shyamalan already has an 11-page outline for Unbreakable 2, and now Samuel L. Jackson has commented on the project. Speaking with Collider, Jackson revealed that he didn’t know Split was a secret Unbreakable follow-up until Shyamalan arranged a private screening for him, and he’s pretty confident it’s only a matter of time before he reprises the role of Mr. Glass. Why? Because Split was such a hit at the box office.
I got a call and [Shyamalan] said, ‘Call me I wanna talk to you about something.’ And I called him, because I always do when I get a message from him always hoping [it’s Unbreakable 2], and he said, ‘I just did this film called Split, I want you to see it,’ and I was like ‘OK, I’m down with that.’ I had no idea what Split was about or anything else, and he said, ‘We’ll talk after you see it.’ So I went to the arranged screening and I called him immediately and was like, ‘OK dude does this mean what I think it means?’ and he was like, ‘Well first we gotta see how the movie does’. And I think the movie’s done well enough now to merit the ‘OK, let’s put this together.’
Jackson also spoke about new universe villain “The Horde”:
I think he’s an adequate foe for what Bruce’s Unbreakable character is in terms of him being sort of unbreakable too in that kind of way, and me having found now—fuck, that would be two people that Elijah would look at and go, ‘Why are they so this and I’m so this on this end of the spectrum?’
It’s just a matter of breaking my ass out of wherever that mental institution was they had me locked up and let’s get it on, let’s see what happens!
Our money is on this one getting off the ground real soon.
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