Delays for the third Maze Runner film…

Delays for the third Maze Runner film…

The next film in the Maze Runner series “The Death Cure” has been delayed by around a year following the injury of series star Dylan O’Brien during production of the sequel.

Filming in Vancouver, there are few confirmed details on the nature of the injury (which occurred back in March) however there’s plenty of speculation about a stunt gone wrong, resulting in broken bones and a possible cheek bone fracture.

Irrespective of the exact nature of the injuries, 20th Century Fox have now announced that production is on hiatus until Dylan has recovered, at which point it’s planned for the film to be back on track and targeting a January 2018 release window (back from the previous February 2017 planned release date).

The Death Cure is the third film in the Maze Runner franchise, with the original and the first sequel (The Scorch Trials) having been released in 2014 and 2015 respectively.  The newest film is being directed by Wes Ball.

Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.