Maze Runner: The Death Cure is the final installment in the trilogy, and that’s great news considering Dylan O’Brien sustained a serious head injury while making the film in April 2016. O’Brien spent six months recovering before ultimately returning to work to make last year’s American Assassin. In March 2017 the actor was back to shoot Death Cure in South Africa, and thankfully his career is back in full swing.
“Reuniting on each one every time, it’s hilarious,” said O’Brien. “It’s just really exciting. I turn to like a little kid in a way because we’ve all gone on to, in between these films, had years of growing up. We’re in a our mid to late 20s now . . . and I find myself becoming my little crazy energetic self who sprinted up to (co-star Thomas Brodie-Sangster) the first day of production on the first one – I just wanted to meet him so bad. Just that excitement and energy that we all created with each other on the first movie that just kind of snaps right back in.”
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Maze Runner: The Death Cure opens nationwide January 26.