Trivia: SPOILER WARNING. The character of Kevin was originally intended to be in the film "Unbreakable" (to which this film is revealed to be a sort-of sequel in the final twist scene), but he was removed for thematic reasons, as it was felt that his presence took away focus from that film's true villain "Mr. Glass." Writer/Director M. Night Shyamalan has stated his intentions to make a third film in the "trilogy" that will feature Bruce Willis' character David Dunn from "Unbreakable" being forced to confront Kevin, who will be his ultimate "supervillain."

Trivia: The music that begins in the final scene with Kevin and proceeds into the last sequence in the diner with Bruce Willis is actually the main theme to the film "Unbreakable", and is meant to be a subtle audible cue to help cement the fact that the films are connected.

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Trivia: SPOILER: If you place the poster for this film next to the poster for the film "Unbreakable", you'll see that some of the cracks on each image line up.

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Trivia: James McAvoy was frustrated in filming a scene with the multiple personalities talking amongst each other, and he punched a door that broke his knuckle. McAvoy filmed for three days without telling anyone and his swollen hand can be seen in this scene.


Trivia: Originally, director M. Night Shyamalan wanted Joaquin Phoenix to play the role of Kevin Wendell Crumb, as they had previously worked together on the film "Signs." Phoenix and the studio were unable to reach a deal, however.

Trivia: Spoilers. Kevin is seen wearing a purple sweater in one scene, while Dr. Fletcher at one point wears a green scarf and Casey has a green undershirt on in the final sequence. This is a very subtle allusion to the film "Unbreakable", to which this serves as a spin-off/sequel. In that film, the villainous character "Mr. Glass" often wears purple, while the hero of the film, David Dunn, wears green in a number of scenes. Hence, this film's villain is also depicted wearing purple, while its heroes wear green. Director M. Night Shyamalan often uses colors to subtly allude to themes, moods or character motivations in his films.

Trivia: In "Unbreakable", David Dunn survives a train crash and at one point he uses his power and senses an abusive mother who mistreats her child. And in "Split" it is revealed that Kevin's father left him on a train and he was forced to stay with his abusive mother after. Many have speculated that the same train-crash David Dunn survived killed Kevin's father and that the abusive mother David senses is Kevin's own mother. It is possible, as director M. Night Shyamalan has mentioned that Kevin is supposed to be in his mid-20's in "Split", and has been working at the Zoo for ten years... so it is conceivable he got his job in his mid-to-late teens and has been working there ever since.

Trivia: Director M. Night Shyamalan makes a cameo as the guy who helps Dr. Fletcher.


Continuity mistake: The subject of the email from Barry S. first reads "we need you", but after opening it reads "RE: No subject" (00:11:00)

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