Sad news today as we’ve learned that Dylan O’Brien, star of The Maze Runner movies, has sustained serious injuries while filming a stunt for the final film in the trilogy, The Maze Runner: The Death Cure.
There are currently conflicting reports about how exactly O’Brien got hurt on set. Some sources say he fell off of a train cab while TMZ claims he was run over by a car and has broken bones. For its part, 20th Century Fox released the following statement [via THR]:
“Dylan O’Brien was injured yesterday while filming Maze Runner: The Death Cure in Vancouver, Canada. He was immediately transferred to a local hospital for observation and treatment. Production on the film will be shut down while he recovers. Our thoughts go out to Dylan for a full and speedy recovery.”
We too wish O’Brien a full and speedy recovery. Presumably, more details will come out on what happened with this accident.
The Maze Runner: The Death Cure was set for a February 17, 2017 release date, and we’ll have to wait and see if the studio intends to keep it, or if they’ll have to push it back now that production has been shut down.
Update: Writer James Dashner has tweeted out that O’Brien’s injuries are thankfully not life-threatening and that while the production has been postponed, it has not been canceled.
I just want to let everyone know that yes, Dylan was hurt, but that he’s going to be okay. Not life threatening in any way.
— James Dashner (@jamesdashner) March 18, 2016
Production is postponed but certainly not cancelled. All that matters now is that Dylan recovers. We love you, Dylan!!! — James Dashner (@jamesdashner) March 18, 2016
And director Wes Ball also responded: