20th Century Fox has finally revealed the first trailer for Maze Runner: The Death Cure, the final installment in The Maze Runner trilogy. The third film sees Dylan O’Brien’s Thomas leading his escaped group of gladers on their most dangerous mission yet, to break into the WCKD-controlled Last City to get answers for questions they’ve been asking since they entered the maze.
Before I get to the actual footage, it’s nice to finally see something for this movie. It was originally suppose to be released in February of this year, but production was immediately shut down due to severe injuries star Dylan O’Brien suffered on an on-set accident. It was one of the more recent serious accidents that has happened to a lead actor/actress in quite some time. Thankfully O’Brien recovered, which took a very long time as production resumed almost a year later. O’Brien recently said that he wasn’t sure he’d be able to return to acting at all after the accident, but thankfully he did and was ready to finish the series.
As for the trailer, it’s actually a bit shorter than what I was expecting, but in no way is that a bad thing. The first 20 seconds or so does a great job of re-introducing us to this world with its little hiatus, then the real action kicks into high gear. The extra scope this third entry has taken is on full display and it looks like director Wes Ball has taken full advantage of it being the trilogy finale. Quite honestly, it looks like we won’t be disappointed.
I became invested in these movies when the first movie surprised the hell out of me a few years ago. It wasn’t absolutely fantastic, but I was interested in seeing more from the mythology. Hopefully this movie answers those long-burning questions for us in the audience. The writer of this series actually wrote two other books in the series, so if this film does well financially and has decent to good word of mouth, we could be seeing more from this franchise down the road, even if that doesn’t include Dylan O’Brien.
Take a look at the first trailer below and after doing so, let me know what you think in the comments. Did you read the book series? Have you enjoyed the movies thus far? How about this trailer? Ball’s Maze Runner: The Death Cure will be released on January 26th, 2018.
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.