M Night Shyamalan Confirms Plans For Split Sequel Are Moving Forwards

The writer/director remains tight-lipped on the subject of who will be co-starring.

James McAvoy in Split.
James McAvoy Wows in Split Image Universal

James McAvoy looks set to reprise his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb, the man with 24 different personalities in a sequel to the first big box office hit of 2017, Split.

However, as anyone who saw M Night Shyamalan’s suitably deranged thriller know only too well, McAvoy may not be the only big name returning in the new film.

Shyamalan has been busy discussing plans for the sequel in the wake of the film’s success with Split already recouping an impressive $142.7 million at the box office off the back of a budget of just $9 million.

That talk has now translated into concrete plans, with the Sixth Sense filmmaker taking to Twitter to all but confirm plans for a Split sequel, having written an 11-page outline of what the next film will entail.

“I have an 11-page outline for my next film in my bag. I can’t tell you what it is, but If you’ve seen #Split…” Shyamalan tweeted.

Before we continue it’s probably worth warning: SPOILERS LIE AHEAD.

James McAvoy in Split.
James McAvoy In Split Image Universal

Now, as anyone who has seen Split will know, the film’s final reel featured the standard Shyamalan last-gasp twist. In this instance, the main revelation was that the events of Split took place in the same universe as Unbreakable.

Shyamalan’s ode to superheroes saw Bruce Willis cast as an indestructible man who must come to terms with his new powers and use them for good.

Following Crumb’s transformation into some sort of animalistic monster, a final scene reveals that Willis’ character, David Dunn has been watching events unfold and could now be ready to take action.

Unbreakable starring Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson.
Image Buena Vista Pictures

An Unbreakable/Split crossover sequel? It’s almost too exciting to contemplate. Now let’s just hope he doesn’t set it in the same universe as The Happening.

No one wants to see Mark Wahlberg pretending to be a teacher again.

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