While Dylan O’Brien is recovering from serious injuries he suffered during filming, the release date of the third installment of the YA series Maze Runner: The Death Cure is pushed back for a year – but not cancelled.
Last March, O’Brien – who is playing the main role of Thomas – got in an accident while performing a stunt where he fell and got hit by his own safety vehicle during a shoot in Vancouver, Canada. The Teen Wolf star suffered concussion, lacerations and broken bones.
Production was pushed back for a few weeks and was set to resume filming on May, according to Deadline. But O’Brien’s injuries were far more serious than what was first reported, urging the Maze Runner: The Death Cure’s director Wes Ball to stop the shoot indefinitely to prioritize the 25-year-old actor’s recovery.
Another reason for the delay is the schedule for the cast and a rumored dispute regarding the movie’s production cost.
Fans of the YA series The Maze Runner, which is based from a dystopian novel by James Dashner, feared the movie is cancelled.
Thankfully, with O’Brien’s fast recovery, it was announced that filming will resume in February 2017 – supposedly the movie’s release date.
According to /FILM, the first location of the shoot in British Columbia is cancelled and they will move to a new location. As to where, there are no reports as of date.
The third movie follows Thomas, after surviving the Maze and the Scorch, is now on a quest to search for a cure of the man-made disease called “Flare.”
Maze Runner: The Death Cure is set to be released on Jan. 12, 2018. Wes Ball, who also directed the first two movies The Maze Runner and Maze Runner: Scorch Trials, returns as the director. The original cast, which includes Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Dexter Darden and more, will return to reprise their roles as well.
Photo source: Maze Runner Movies Website