According to The Hollywood Reporter, the production shutdown of the final installment to The Maze Runner trilogy (titled The Death Cure) has been extended indefinitely due to Dylan O’Brien’s on-set injuries. O’Brien’s publicist, Jennifer Allen, explained that “his injuries are very serious, and he needs more time to recover.” The injuries were caused by a stunt accident in which O’Brien was wearing a harness and was pulled off of a car, then hit another one. WorkSafeBC described his injuries as a “concussion, facial fracture and lacerations.” The film was originally set to have a February 2017 release date but the opening day will likely be pushed due to the total shutdown of the production. When O’Brien was injured in March the film had planned to begin shooting in early May after allowing their lead actor to recover, but it’s become clear that he needs more time. We wish him best wishes in his recovery and hope he takes as much time as he needs!
20th Century Fox: “The resumption of principal photography on Maze Runner: The Death Cure has been further delayed to allow Dylan O’Brien more time to fully recover from his injuries. We wish Dylan a speedy recovery and look forward to restarting production as soon as possible.”