In the year 2000, M. Night Shyamalan filmed comic store scenes for the movie Unbreakable at Ontario St. Comics of Philadelphia — the store that saw Samuel Jackson‘s character Elijah Price shopping for a copy of The Adventures of Sentryman. And they returned for Glass, the sequel filming this year — or threequel, if you include Split. It’s more accurate to say that Glass is a sequel to both Unbreakable and Split.
Owner Bill Fink told the Star News Philadelphia:
“I guess they wanted to come back to some things from ‘Unbreakable’ and pay homage or add a blast from the past to combine the two movies.”
They also had to make some amends to the store, which had taken advantage of its previous location fame.
“We had a big ‘Unbreakable’ banner and we had to take that down obviously… The big, plastic inflatable Spider-Man that you see in ‘Unbreakable,’ we actually took him down and cleaned him up. He’d been up there for about 20 years or so, so we had to remove all the dust from him. And, we had to remove our cardboard stand-up of Nick Fury. That would be weird to have a picture of Samuel L. Jackson as another character in the movie.”
And they still had the original The Adventures of Sentryman comic, too.
“I’ve had that for 17 years and somehow it got left behind here. After 17 years, I finally got [M. Night] to sign it about a month and a half ago when they were here doing the final scouting for the location.”
Glass is planned to be released in January 2019.