When M. Night Shyamalan turned his intense thriller Split right into a shock sequel to Unbreakable, nerd minds broke everywhere in the world. He then accomplished the unlikely trilogy with 2019’s (extremely disappointing) Glass, bringing the superpowered stars of each Unbreakable and Split collectively. Now in a brand new interview, the author/director reveals he thought of slyly linking yet one more of his movies into that universe, however received chilly toes on the final minute.
You guessed it: it’s Avatar: The Last Airbender. Aang was supposed to indicate up and… no, we’re kidding, however that may have been wild, proper? In reality, it was Shyamalan’s shock hit The Visit, which got here out earlier than Split, that he thought of looping into his burgeoning cinematic universe.
“There was one tie-in that I almost did,” Shyamalan informed the Hollywood Reporter. “It was in Glass when they all got to the mental institution. I was going to tell a story about The Visit and how two people escaped from that same hospital. I was going to do it, but I chickened out.”
For those that might not keep in mind 2015’s The Visit, it was the movie that received Shyamalan out of director jail and modified the course of his profession solely. After three high-profile, big-budget misses (The Happening, The Last Airbender, After Earth), the creator of The Sixth Sense recalibrated. He wrote a small, found-footage film about two youngsters who go to go to their grandparents for the primary time. But—Shyamalan twist spoiler alert—it seems the creepy grandparents aren’t their actual grandparents, and all hell breaks unfastened. The movie was a shock hit and afterward the director made Split, which linked again to Unbreakable and the remaining is historical past.
Considering Glass was, nicely, not that nice, that the story wasn’t distracted by this extraneous hyperlink might be for the very best. And but, why not? Saying the imposter grandparents have been from the identical psychological establishment wouldn’t have modified something about both story. It would’ve simply been a enjoyable, Easter egg for followers. Which, looking back, perhaps is precisely what it’s now.
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