Dylan O’Brien “Serious” Injuries Delay “Maze Runner” Filming Indefinitely
Dylan O’Brien is still recovering from the on-set accident that landed him in the hospital in March, now delaying filming of Maze Runner: The Death Cure indefinitely.
As Gossip Cop reported, O’Brien was shooting a stunt for the upcoming film when he was apparently hit by a car. While 20th Century Fox and his rep declined to detail his injuries, it’s believed he suffered a facial fracture and a concussion. Production was immediately postponed, and while some expected it to resume early next month, that will not be the case.
20th Century Fox says in a new statement, “The resumption of principal photography on Maze Runner: The Death Cure has been further delayed to allow Dylan O’Brien more time to fully recover from his injuries. We wish Dylan a speedy recovery and look forward to restarting production as soon as possible.”
O’Brien’s own rep notes, “His injuries are very serious, and he needs more time to recover.” O’Brien himself hasn’t spoken publicly since the accident. He last tweeted a few days before the devastating incident occurred.
The Death Cure is the third and final film in the Maze Runner trilogy, based on the best-selling books. It was slated to be released in February 2017, but it now seems unlikely the movie will be finished in time. Gossip Cop will continue to have updates.