As we approach the release of the upcoming second film in “The Maze Runner” series, “The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials,” the people at Twentieth Century Fox has took it upon themselves to secure the third film in the franchise, “The Maze Runner: The Death Cure”.
Unlike other movie franchises like as “Twilight” and “The Hunger Games“, Director Wes Ball has already revealed that the third and final instalment of the franchise, will not be split into two movies. Now, we know that the “The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” has yet to even open in cinemas but on Monday, it was reported that Twentieth Century Fox has secured a release date for “The Maze Runner: The Death Cure”.
Slated for release on February 17th, 2017, the final instalment of the film franchise will hit debut one week after Twentieth Century Fox’s “The Mountain Behind Us”. “The Maze Runner” hit theatres in September 2014, and the sequel is set to open on September 18th, 2015 which means fans will have to wait nearly a year and a half for the franchise finale.
As of now, no news about Twentieth Century Fox’s plans on developing James Dashner’s fourth book in his novel series, a prequel entitled “The Killing Order” has been released.
“The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” hits theatres on September 18, 2015 followed by “The Maze Runner: The Death Cure” on February 17, 2017.