We all loved watching Dylan O’Brien getting chased by merciless Grievers as Thomas in “The Maze Runner” last September, but how did the “Teen Wolf” star figure out exactly which route would help him narrowly avoid death?
Fortunately, thanks to this exclusive deleted scene from the film, which will be included on the upcoming DVD and Blu-Ray release, we now know how Thomas got his insider Runner info. In the clip, Minho (Ki Hong Lee) gives Thomas the dirty details on the Maze itself, and fans of the film’s central romance will also be pleased to know that Teresa (Kaya Scodelario) also makes an appearance.
It’s actually a pretty nice bit of info/character work that may have gotten left out of the movie due to director Wes Ball‘s focus on amping up the action — something we found out during our in depth, spoiler-filled talk with the man from the set of the upcoming sequel “The Scorch Trials” earlier this month.
And frankly, that’s fine with us! After the initial set-up, the film version of James Dashner’s best-selling novel goes right into non-step, insane action and solving the mysteries of the Maze. Still, it’s neat (as a book fan in particular) to see a little more of the characters we know and love.
“The Maze Runner” is available now on Digital HD, and on Blu-ray and DVD on December 16!
Here is the gag reel from The Maze Runner. I will try to get screencaptures added as soon as I can! Make sure you pick up a copy on December 16, 2014!
The Maze Runner director Wes Ball has said that the YA film series won’t be following in the footsteps of The Hunger Games and Divergent by dividing its final movie into two parts.
A recent Hollywood trend – kick-started by Harry Potter and Twilight – has seen producers extend the lifespan of franchises by splitting the final source novel of a series into two separate movies.
Speaking to Digital Spy, director Ball said that James Dashner’s initial trilogy – The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials and The Death Cure – would only be adapted into three films.
“I think three is the number; beginning, middle, end, that’s it. Four? I think there’s something off about four. For me, if I have any say in it, there’s three movies basically.
“We’re not going to [split a book in two], no way. I think three movies is the right number, Star Wars!”
Dashner has also penned Maze Runner prequel novel The Kill Order and will release follow-up The Fever Code in 2016.
-Source: Digital Spy
A sequel to “The Maze Runner” will arrive in theaters next September, 20th Century Fox announced on the heels of the first film’s impressive debut.
The follow-up to the young adult hit, “The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials” races into theaters on Sept. 18, 2015. There’s potential for more “Maze Runners” beyond that. Author James Dashner also penned another sequel, “The Death Cure,” that could be adapted for the big screen at a future date.
“The Maze Runner” topped the weekend box office with $32.5 million domestically and pulled in an additional $37.6 million overseas. It flew past two other new wide releases, “A Walk Among the Tombstones” and “This Is Where I Leave You,” to emerge as the highest grossing film.
The sequel will face stiffer competition from action-adventure “Everest,” which stars Jake Gyllenhaal, and an untitled Whitey Bulger biopic with Johnny Depp.