In March 2016, Dylan O’Brien, who leads the “Maze Runner” film franchise, got injured on the set of the upcoming sequel “The Death Cure.” Following an indefinite delay announcement after O’Brien’s set accident, 20th Century Fox has now announced a new Maze Runner: The Death Cure release date.
Previously scheduled to debut on February 17, 2017, the franchise finale will premiere on January 12, 2018. The delay is to allow O’Brien make full recovery from the injuries he sustained.
The 24-year-old actor, who is also popular for his role in MTV’s “Teen Wolf,” was hit by a car while filming a stunt scene in Vancouver, Canada. He was immediately transferred to a local hospital for observation and treatment.
“Maze Runner: The Death Cure” is directed by Wes Ball who directed the past two, from a screenplay by T.S. Nowlin adapting the YA novels of James Dashner. In the upcoming sequel, young hero, Thomas, embarks on a mission to find a cure to a deadly disease known as the “Flare”. “The Death Cure” stars the injured star alongside Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Rosa Salazar, Ki Hong Lee and Dexter Darden.
The 2014 original grossed $102 million, with its 2015 follow-up “The Scorch Trials” grossing $82 million domestically. The last major injury on set was in 2014, when Harrison Ford broke his leg while shooting “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Watch “The Scorch Trials” clip below.