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EXCLUSIVE: Dylan O’Brien talks playing the lead role and fighting CGI grievers in ‘The Maze Runner’

April 19, 2014
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Today at WonderCon I managed to have a short chat with Dylan O’Brien, who plays Thomas in The Maze Runner movie, which is based on the novel by James Dashner. We talked joining a movie in which he’d be playing the lead character and in almost every scene (which was exhausting), fighting CGI Grievers (who looked like the dudes from the Blue Man Group before computer graphics were added), and the crazy awesome Glade set, which was actually a real place. Watch the interview below!


Kimmy is a 21 year old nerdfighter who is the founder and editor-in-chief of Page to Premiere. When she's not writing about books and movies here or on her Hunger Games site called Mockingjay.net, she loves Tumblr-ing, eating sushi, drinking Thai iced tea, and being lazy with her cat Rue! She hopes to be a published author one day. You can follow her on Twitter at @kimmymary.


  • http://hermionegranger.tumblr.com/ Carly

    That’s so awesome that you got to talk to him! Were you having a heart attack? cus I would have been haha

  • Numra

    i couldn’t stop staring at dylan’s cheek bones *_* lol

    you guys should really think about investing in a logo and animation. having a well designed logo can make all the difference when it comes to new readers. i think this website has grown out of this one and could use something a bit more professional. just my 2 cents :)

  • Kimmy West

    I like our logo, but I’ll look into it! I got this one for free from a friend, and logo / animation is expensive so I’d only want to do it if I could for-sure find something much better. We don’t really make much here, and because I like the one we have I’d probably have to spend quite a bit get one awesome enough for me to like more. Thanks though!

  • Numra

    well if you got a really good logo and then you wouldn’t really need an animation, you could just fade the logo in at the beginning of your videos (or just have it there when the video starts) and fade it out to begin the actual video. i’m sure getting a logo done professional might cost more than you’re willing to pay (and I can understand your hesitating) but a good logo will make a good impression and is definitely a worthwhile investment. anyways, good luck!

  • Kimmy West

    Thanks! Yeah I just asked on our twitter (@PageToPremiere) for people’s thoughts, since you’ve inspired me to look into it. I’d love a logo that would show up better on our mic flag, more easily readable.

  • Kimmy West

    Ha, I’m always so nervous! Except Dylan is such a normal down to earth dude!

  • http://hermionegranger.tumblr.com/ Carly

    That’s so awesome