Flip and watch the final trailer of Maze Runner: The Death Cure before it hits the big screen for an explosive ending that will have you in shock…
This time around Dylan O’Brien returns in the role of Thomas in Maze Runner: The Death Cure. Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on a mission to break into the WCKD-controlled Last City to find answers to long-burning questions.
Directed by Wes Ball, the film was originally scheduled for release in February 2017 but production was notably shut down when O’Brien suffered severe injuries as a result of an on-set accident. Filming resumed nearly a year later, after O’Brien had thankfully recovered and was ready to complete the series once and for all.
This trailer previews the end of the saga, but what’s most striking is how Ball has been able to visually distinguish each of these movies. In the wake of the jungle-like first installment and wasteland-esque sequel, Death Cure looks to venture into a Blade Runner-styled cityscape (after a Mad Max-tinged opening, it seems), marking a contrast to what’s come before.
Dashner did write two more prequel books beyond Death Cure that reveal the origins of the maze itself, but it remains to be seen if Fox is interested in extended this franchise.
It would be interesting to go past this movie, especially since this YA franchise is just as intriguing as The Hunger Games. Bottom line is that the Maze Runner franchise will rest on the shoulders of Dylan O’Brien. Let’s not forget that he was injured during the filming of the movie and pushed back everything a whole year. We are happy he’s still alive. As for the next two installments, that’s up to the success and demand of this film. The great thing about the Maze Runner franchise is that the same director stuck around from beginning to end.
Check out the final Maze Runner 3 trailer below. The film also stars Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Giancarlo Espositio, Aidan Gillen, Ki Hong Lee, Barry Pepper, and Patricia Clarkson.
Maze Runner: The Death Cure opens in theaters on January 26, 2018.