Maze Runner 3 Postponed Until the Injured Star, Dylan O’Brien Fully Recovers

MOVIE NEWS – The Studio 20th Century Fox has ceased production on Maze Runner: The Death Cure to give wounded star Dylan O’Brien more time to get cured.

Yes, indeed The Maze Runner: The Death Cure star Dylan O’Brien was severely wounded on the set of this sequel, which triggered the production to be provisionally shut down. Some weeks ago, the film‘s co-star Giancarlo Esposito asserted that the production would start again in early May after the actor recuperated from his injuries. But that is no longer the case. The studio issued a statement today that production on the sequel has been shut down indefinitely.

20th Century Fox still hasn’t released any official statement about the on-set accident’s details, but reports have claimed that the actor suffered a concussion, a facial fracture, and several slashes from a dangerous motorcycle stunt that went horribly wrong. It is unknown what has changed about the actor’s condition between then and now, and the studio hasn’t exposed when production will get started once again. Let’s see what the official statement from 20th Century Fox says – courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.

“The resumption of principal photography on Maze Runner: The Death Cure has been further delayed to allow Dylan O’Brien more time to recover fully from his injuries. We wish Dylan a speedy recovery and look forward to restarting production as soon as possible.”

The site also asked Dylan O’Brien‘s personal promoter, Jennifer Allen, who told journalists that the actor’s injuries are “severe, and he needs more time to recover.” We are unaware of how much shooting is left on Maze Runner 3, or if this delay will affect the previously-announced February 17, 2017, release date. In case the studio does still keep that date, The Death Cure will be looking for plenty of high-profile competition. Also scheduled for release on that date is Warner Bros.’ comedy Fist Fight starring Ice Cube and Charlie Day, Sony’s long-awaited adaptation of The Dark Tower, and Universal’s The Great Wall starring Matt Damon.

The Maze Runner: The Death Cure is the final part of the trilogy based on James Dashner’s beloved young adult novels. The cast also comprises Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Rosa Salazar, Ki Hong Lee, Dexter Darden and Kaya Scodelario. The Maze Runner and The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials director Wes Ball returns to direct the final installment of this trilogy, working from a script by T.S. Nowlin. We’ll be sure to keep you posted with any updates on Dylan O’Brien‘s condition as soon as we have more information.

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