Filming On The Maze Runner: The Death Cure Expected To Resume In Six Weeks Following Dylan O’Brien Injury


Three weeks ago, we brought you the news that production on YA sequel The Maze Runner: The Death Cure had been shut down due to an on-set accident involving series lead, Dylan O’Brien.

20th Century Fox’s official statement regarding the accident revealed that O’Brien had suffered a concussion, facial fracture and lacerations when a motorcycle stunt went horribly wrong. There’s more positive news to report today, though, with director Wes Ball – who returns for the third installment – confirming that O’Brien will be back in action in six weeks’ time.

A Tweet from Ball’s account touched base on the actor’s healing process, while E! caught up with O’Brien’s co-star Giancarlo Espositio during the premiere of Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book.

“He’s healing very well. He got put together a couple of weeks ago… He’s one tough cookie. He got his bell rung. I would imagine many who witnessed thought that was it… [But] he’s a survivor. The one good thing about Dylan that I think is going to help him get back on schedule with us very soon is he has a great attitude.”

For now, The Maze Runner: The Death Cure remains tethered to the original February 17, 2017 release date. If and when that changes to factor in the two month production delay, we’ll let you know.

Source: Twitter