“Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” is only a couple of months away from its worldwide release in theatres and fans are already anticipating for the third and final installment to the franchise, “The Death Cure.” Will the last book from James Dashner’s series be split into five parts? Read on to learn more about this scoop.
The “Maze Runner” franchise may be one of the most successful book-based movies next to “The Hunger Games,” the “Twilight” saga, “Divergent” and “Harry Potter.” Now that the second book in James Dashner’s book series is nearing its release in theatres, book and movie fans started wondering if the franchise would follow suit and have its final installment split into half.
Design & Trend reported that“The Scorch Trials” director Wes Ball hinted that “The Death Cure” will be split into five parts. According to the outlet, Wes said that splitting the third and last installment to the series would give them more time to focus on the story and how fans envisioned every scene from the book.
“Fans wants to see exactly what James Dashner wrote – and I’m not one to let the fans down,” Ball allegedly said.
The outlet went on and said that each of the five-part “Death Cure” installment would air for two and a half hours long. This report, however, seems to be untrue, as Collider recently revealed that “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” will not be split into two movies and the third and final book will be shown in only one film. The outlet noted the possibility of doing a prequel to the franchise, as Dashner has created “The Kill Order” and is following the book with another prequel titled, “The Fever Code,” which is slated to be released in 2016.
Meanwhile, “The Scorch Trials” trailer was recently released at the 20th Century Fox CinemaCon in Las Vegas on Apr. 23, 2015 and showed Dylan O’Brien telling the Gladers that something feels off during their rescue.
“They’re hiding something,” he tells them.
“The Scorch Trials” movie is set to put Thomas (Dylan O’Brien), Teresa (Kaya Scodelario), Newt (Thomas Brodie-Sangster) and Minho (Ki Hong Lee) as they set foot into another trial. The Gladers would face off against the Cranks, led by Jorge (Giancarlo Esposito).
“Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” hits theatres on Sept. 18, 2015. Stay tuned on Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates.