In all the hubbub of superhero films, “cinematic universes,” and are-they-or-aren’t-they-necessary reboots, other genre films can sometimes find themselves feeling lost in the shuffle. Such seems to be the case with the ‘Maze Runner’ trilogy.
Based on the book series of the same name, the original film came out in 2014, quickly followed by the sequel, ‘Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials,’ the following year. The third film in the series, however – the forthcoming ‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’ – won’t be released until 2018, adding to the series’ “disconnected” feel.
Fans of the films and books know that the characters contained therein are dealing with not only the end of the world but with their own interpersonal relationships as well. So, will ‘The Death Cure’ be able to bring all the various plot threads to some semblance of a close?
Kaya Scodelario, who plays Teresa in the films, shed some light on what fans can expect from the upcoming film:
“Yeah. We just wrapped filming. And I think we are really saying a great goodbye to these characters and we are tying up all the loose ends. This is a rescue mission movie. They want to catch Minho. They are breaking into W.C.K.D and we are kind of trying to understand the decision Teresa did in the last movie. That she is not just a betrayer.”
Even though the ‘Maze Runner’ book series encompasses six books (three main stories, two prequels, and an accompanying “file” book), this film is planned to be the end of the cinematic journey for these characters.
In the conclusion to the Maze Runner trilogy, Thomas and the surviving Gladers prepare to face off against WCKD one last time as they fight to find a cure for the deadly disease known as The Flare that has wiped out most of the world. Friendships and loyalties will be tested and the fight against WCKD will also determine who will survive in the end.
‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’ is scheduled to debut in American theaters on February 9, 2018 (rescheduled from its original February 7, 2017 release date).
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