I get the impression that director M. Night Shyamalan is building his own “Shyamalanuniverse”…and that he sees the characters in his movies as superheroes much in the same mold as the Marvel and DC cinematic universes.
This impression has been further confirmed today as Shyamalan posted a series of tweets giving tantalizing details of his next film: a crossover between his 2000 movie Unbreakable and 2016’s Split:
So basically: an Unbreakable/Split crossover movie in 2019 with all of the main cast members from each: Bruce Willis, James McAvoy, Samuel L. Jackson, and Anya Taylor-Joy.
I have nothing but joy (if you will excuse the pun) in my heart for Shyamalan’s underdog rise back to prominence with the success of Split, and look forward to his new movie. I think people had the knives out for him for a long time post-Signs, and I’m glad he stuck with his movie vision get to the place he is now!