Almost two years have passed since actor Dylan O’Brien was hurt on the set of Wes Ball’s final film in the Maze Runner series, The Death Cure. The injury delayed the scifi adaptation a year, but now, it’s almost here and there’s a brand new trailer to boot.
The Maze Runner films are based on the books of James Dashner, which start with telling the story of how and why a group of kids are put together in a massive maze. Eventually they get out and realize they’re at the center of a global crisis. That story is coming to an end with the final film in the trilogy, The Death Cure.
The most recent Maze Runner film, The Scorch Trials, was out way back in September 2015, but the wait still feels much longer than it actually was. That means, if you’re like me, you may have forgotten that Teresa (Kaya Scodelario) betrayed the group she was originally trapped in the Maze with back in the original film. But Thomas (O’Brien) and his friends seem to have mostly recovered and are going to finally get to the heart of this crazy mystery involving mazes and diseases and other post-apocalyptic madness.
The Maze Runner series is underrated when it comes to mystery and scifi action movies. I’ve enjoyed both of the original films and hope this one brings together the trilogy in an appropriately satisfying way.
Maze Runner: The Death Cure opens January 18.