Director M. Night Shyamalan teases potential 'Split' sequel: 'Maybe there's a future'

M. Night Shyamalan's highly-anticipated film, "Split," hasn't even officially hit theaters yet, and he's already teasing a potential sequel for the James McAvoy-led thriller.

The gripping movie tells the story of Kevin (McAvoy), who has 23 alternate personalities, and the three teenage girls that he holds captive. Though "Split's" main character has so many characters living inside of his one body, the film only showcases eight or nine of them. And, when I asked Shyamalan why audiences don't get to experience all 23, he played it coy.

SEE ALSO: Surprisingly common thing 'Split' star James McAvoy recently did for the 'first time'

"This was the introduction to this character," he explained. "And I want you to taste the world of as many as I can do in one movie and for you to connect with them."

"And then, maybe there's a future..." he said with a laugh.

I think we can read between the lines there.

Watch my full interview with M. Night Shyamalan above for more on "Split," in theaters on Friday, Jan. 20.

See photos of M. Night Shyamalan:

19 PHOTOS
M. Night Shyamalan out and about
See Gallery
M. Night Shyamalan out and about
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 18: M. Night Shyamalan attends Build Series Presents to discuss 'Split' at Build Studio on January 18, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic)
MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 12: M. Night Shyamalan attends 'Multiple' photocall at Villa Magna Hotel on January 12, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Juan Naharro Gimenez/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 18: M. Night Shyamalan, Betty Buckley, James McAvoy and Anya Taylor-Joy attend Build Series Presents to discuss 'Split' at Build Studio on January 18, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic)
MILAN, ITALY - JANUARY 11: ( L-R) M. Night Shyamalan, Anya Taylor-Joy and James McAvoy attend a photocall for 'Split' on January 11, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Rosdiana Ciaravolo/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Director/writer/producer M. Night Shyamalan attends AFI FEST 2016 Presented By Audi - Screening Of Universal Pictures' 'Split' at TCL Chinese Theatre on November 15, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Barry King/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 20: Film director M. Night Shyamalan, the first annual Lumiere award recipient, and wife Bhavna Vaswani attend Philadelphia Film Society's 25th Annual Philadelphia Film Festival Celebration to Kick-off at AKA Washington Square on October 20, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 255 -- Pictured: (l-r) Director, M. Night Shyamalan, during an interview with host Seth Meyers on September 11, 2015 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 18: Director M. Night Shyamalan attends the 2016 Adult Swim Upfront Party on May 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Adult Swim). 25870_002_0703.JPG
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: M. Night Shyamalan, Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould and Kathryn Hahn pose before discussing 'The Visit' during the AOL Build Series at AOL Studios In New York on September 8, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Donna Ward/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Director/Writer/Producer M. Night Shyamalan (L) and actress Kathryn Hahn attend a special screening of 'The Visit' at Regal Cinemas Union Square on September 8, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)
Writer/director M. Night Shyamalan during 'La Visitia' film premiere, Madrid, Spain - 02 Sep 2015 (Photo by Oscar Gonzalez/NurPhoto) (Photo by NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
SYDSYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 26: M. Night Shyamalan, Olivia DeJonge and Ed Oxenbould walk the arrivals red carpet for the premiere Screening of M. Night Shyamalan's movie The Visit at Hoyts Sydney on August 26, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by El Pics/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 11: Writer / director M. Night Shyamalan arrives at the Entertainment Weekly celebration at Float at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on July 11, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 09: 'The Visit' director M. Night Shyamalan attends WIRED Cafe at Comic Con 2015 in San Diego at Omni Hotel on July 9, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for WIRED)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 10: Producer Jason Blum and director M. Night Shyamalan attend SiriusXM's Entertainment Weekly Radio Channel Broadcasts From Comic-Con 2015 at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on July 10, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 07: Director M. Night Shyamalan attends Wayward Pines premiere episode screening and Q&A during day 1 of Wizard World Comic Con at Pennsylvania Convention Center on May 7, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 24: M. Night Shyamalan attends the C2E2 Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo at McCormick Place on April 24, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 17: Director M. Night Shyamalan attends the FOX winter TCA All-Star party at Langham Hotel on January 17, 2015 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

More from AOL.com:
Anya Taylor-Joy reveals why she cried before filming her 'daunting' role in 'Split'
Lisa Edelstein on 'Girlfriends' Guide To Divorce': 'It's been a wonderful experience'
'Vanderpump Rules' star Ariana Madix previews the second half of season 5: 'I'm definitely going to get into it'

Read Full Story

Sign up for Entertainment Insider by AOL to get the hottest pop culture news delivered straight to your inbox!

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.