Fans of the ‘Maze Runner’ franchise will remember that the majority of the second film, ‘Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials,’ sees the Gladers finally venture out into the desiccated outside world, inhabited only by a few human survivors and hordes of zombies. But, as we will learn from the third installment of the series, sometimes you have to go back to move forward! In the final ‘Maze Runner’ film, ‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure,’ the Gladers have returned to WCKD to face off against the most dangerous maze yet.
In a newly released clip for the upcoming film, we see Thomas’ (Dylan O’Brien) right-hand man Minho (Ki Hong Lee) in a dimly-lit industrial maze, separated from the rest of the group. He hears a noise and is face-to-face with the Gladers’ mortal enemy from the first film: the Grievers. Terrified, he flees from the Griever, only for the sentient maze to block his every move. Trapped by a series of dead ends, Minho suddenly finds himself pulled up to the ceiling as if by magnets, helplessly lying in wait as the Griever draws closer. The trailer hints that Minho’s trials in the maze could be nothing more than a simulation, but the films are full of twists and turns so his fate is still unknown
Here is the official synopsis for ‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure:’
In the epic finale to the ‘Maze Runner’ saga, Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who makes it out alive will get answers to the questions the Gladers have been asking since they first arrived in the maze.
‘The Death Cure’ is directed by Wes Ball and will hit theaters three years after ‘The Scorch Trials,’ after it was plagued by “indefinite” delays due to the injury of its star, O’Brien. Still, the franchise is fairing better than its fellow YA series ‘Divergent,’ which won’t even see its fourth and final movie make it to theaters. ‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’ is set to be released in theaters on January 26, 2018.
Check out the clip below!