New release date for MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE revealed

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Good news for fans of the Maze Runner series! 20th Century Fox have announced the new release date for the unfortunately named final instalment in the series, Maze Runner: The Death Cure. Following the disastrous on-set accident in March that put leading man Dylan O’Brien out of commission with some serious injuries and resulted in an indefinite production delay, Death Cure is now scheduled to hit the big screen on 12 January, 2018. This is nearly a year later than the originally planned release date of 17 February 2017.

The first Maze Runner film was released in September 2014 and grossed over $340 million at the global box office. Its follow up, The Scorch Trials, opened a year later in September 2015 and grossed just over $310 million. This delay by Fox has meant that there will now be a nearly two and a half year gap between the second and third film. Per Fox’s official statement though, this delay is necessary to allow O’Brien to fully recover from his injuries first.

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According to the Hollywood Reporter, O’Brien was on in a harness on top of a moving vehicle, when he was unexpectedly pulled off the vehicle and hit by a second vehicle. Thankfully, he is expected to make a full recovery, and is healing very well according to co-star Giancarlo Esposito.

Based on the novels from James Dashner, Maze Runner: The Death Cure sees Wes Ball take his third turn in the director’s chair for the franchise, and co-stars Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Rosa Salazar, Ki Hong Lee and Dexter Darden.

Last Updated: May 30, 2016

Tracy Benson

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