Maze Runner: The Death Cure will be the perfect storybook ending to The Maze Runner trilogy — according to one of its stars, Kaya Scodelario. The actress plays Teresa — the first and only female Glader in the franchise.
In the threequel capper, Dylan O’Brien, who plays Thomas in the narrative, along with the rest of the surviving Gladers gear up for an intense face-off with the World in Catastrophe: Killzone Department (W.C.K.D.) for the last time. On top of that, the team tries to find a cure for a deadly epidemic that has already killed millions of people over the world.
However, with the massive battle and world saving in front of them, Thomas and his squad would also need to deal with strained personal relationships including what Teresa did in the previous film, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials. At this point, it appears that there could be too much plot and subplots running in a single film, Scodelario says, however, that they were able to neatly wrap up everything with a fitting send-off to every single character.
“Yeah. We just wrapped filming. And I think we are really saying a great goodbye to these characters and we are tying up all the loose ends. This is a rescue mission movie. They want to catch Minho. They are breaking into W.C.K.D and we are kind of trying to understand the decision Teresa did in the last movie. That she is not just a betrayer.”
You may recall in The Scorch Trials, Teresa tipped off their location to W.C.K.D. resulting to the team being cornered and Minho (Ki Hong Lee) being captured and taken away. Picking up from that, it will be interesting to see how Thomas and the rest will treat her after what she did. From the sounds of it, it seems that she has a pretty good reason for doing what she did, the question is if it would be enough of an excuse to her friends for ratting them out.
For quite some time, production on The Death Cure was halted due to an on-set accident involving O’Brien which prompted him to be hospitalized in March of last year. And while his injuries were not life-threatening, he needed more time to recuperate, which delayed filming for quite some time. Shooting resumed this March in Cape Town, South Africa and as revealed by Scodelario, recently wrapped.
With the film and book franchise (which the motion pictures are based on) having a cult following plus the delays and setbacks in The Death Cure’s production, there is a nervous anticipation that clouds the last hurrah for The Maze Runner trilogy. But from the sound of Scodelario’s comments, it seems as thought the folks behind the production have made sure they will be able to effectively wrap up the franchise in a satisfying way.
Maze Runner: The Death Cure will hit cinemas on February 9, 2018, in 3D, IMAX, and IMAX 3D