Due to the unfortunate injury of the star, Dylan O’Brien, 20th Century Fox has announced that Maze Runner: The Death Cure has been pushed back to a new release date of January 12, 2018. The finale of the franchise based on the books by James Dashner was initially supposed to hit theaters on February 17, 2017. however, the delay is to allow O’Brien to make a full recovery from the injuries he sustained during a tragic on set accident earlier this year.
Costar Giancarlo Esposito recently told E!,
“He’s healing very well. He got put together a couple of weeks ago… He’s one tough cookie. He got his bell rung. I would imagine many who witnessed thought that was it… [But] he’s a survivor. The one good thing about Dylan that I think is going to help him get back on schedule with us very soon is he has a great attitude.”
In the conclusion to the Maze Runner saga, Thomas and the surviving Gladers prepare to face off against WCKD one last time as they fight to find a cure for the deadly disease known as The Flare that has wiped out much of the civilization all over the world. Friendships and loyalties will be tested and the fight against WCKD will also determine who will survive at the end and who will not.
Similarly to the first two films in the franchise, Maze Runner: The Death Cure is directed by Wes Ball from a screenplay by T.S. Nowlin. Alongside O’Brien and Esposito, it also stars Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Rosa Salazar, Ki Hong Lee and Dexter Darden.