Fox now sets sequel for Jan. 12, 2018
“Maze Runner: The Death Cure” has been pushed almost another year to allow star Dylan O’Brien to recover from on-set injuries.
Fox now aims to release the sequel to its 2014 feature film on Jan. 12, 2018, TheWrap has learned. Previously, it was slotted for Feb. 17, 2017.
O’Brien was hurt in March while filming a car scene for “The Death Cure,” suffering several broken bones. After the accident, the actor was rushed to a hospital in British Columbia, Canada.
“Dylan O’Brien was injured yesterday while filming ‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’ in Vancouver, Canada,” a Fox spokesperson said at the time. “He was immediately transferred to a local hospital for observation and treatment. Production on the film will be shut down while he recovers. Our thoughts go out to Dylan for a full and speedy recovery.”
“I just want to let everyone know that yes, Dylan was hurt, but that he’s going to be okay,” author James Dashner tweeted the same day. “Not life threatening in any way.”
“Production is postponed but certainly not cancelled. All that matters now is that Dylan recovers,” the writer added. “We love you, Dylan!!!”