Glass Filming Start Date Confirmed by Samuel L. Jackson

Posted 2017/08/02 0 0

The actor reveals he will start filming Glass, the followup to M. Night Shyamalan’s hit thriller Split, in September.


With Split proving to be a success ($276.9 million worldwide on a $9 million budget), Shyamalan will finally get a chance to reacquaint viewers with David Dunn (Bruce Willis) and Elijah Price, aka Mr. Glass (Samuel L. Jackson). The filmmaker has been hard at work on the script, progressing nicely as the project was locked in for a 2019 release date. He apparently has all the pieces in place, since the plan is for Glass to start production in the very near future.

Collider’s own Steve Weintraub recently sat down with both Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds at the press day for their new film The Hitman’s Bodyguard, and during the course of the conversation he asked for updates on Glass and Deadpool 2. Jackson started off by revealing that Glass, although it was greenlit only a few months ago, starts filming in September:

“We start rehearsal on [September] 18th and I start shooting on the 25th.”

Plot details are being kept under wraps, though Shyamalan has said that the film would have a higher budget than Split‘s $5 million.

Written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, Glass stars James McAvoy as Kevin Wendell Crumb (The Horde), Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, Bruce Willis as David Dunn, Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price (Mr. Glass) and Sarah Paulson in an undisclosed role. The movie is scheduled to be released in theaters on January 18, 2019.

As for Deadpool 2, Reynolds is still in the midst of production with Atomic Blonde director David Leitch at the helm, but he has high hopes for the finished product:

“It’s going great, I just got off set last night. Everything’s amazing, so so so excited. This is gonna be better than the first one.”

If Deadpool 2 is indeed better than Deadpool, it’ll join the short list of sequels that turned out better than their predecessors. Deadpool 2 hits theaters on June 1, 2018 while The Hitman’s Bodyguard is out on August 18th of this year. Look for the full interview on Collider soon.