The Sad Maze Runner News You Knew Was Coming is, Unfortunately, Confirmed

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You knew it was coming yet still held out hope that it wouldn’t — the release date for The Maze Runner: The Death Cure has been pushed back. Way back. Originally, the third and final movie in the Maze Runner franchise was slated for release on February 17, 2017. However, leading man Dylan O’Brien‘s on-set accident in March caused a delay in production, so this was pretty much inevitable. So, just how far back are we talking?

According to the latest reports, the Twentieth Century Fox film is tapped to hit theaters on January 12… 2018! That’s right, after director Wes Ball claimed the 24-year-old actor only needed “a few weeks of rest and recovery” before returning to set, fans are going to have to wait nearly an entire year before the installment is ready for the viewing public.

This delay became clear earlier this month when Dylan’s publicist stated that “his injuries are very serious, and he needs more time to recover.” All we can hope is that Dylly Bear gets the help he needs and returns to his previous healthy self. Get well soon, D!

This isn’t the first time a movie has been delayed because of an actor’s set injuries. These movies also shared the same setback: