We finally have an update on the status of "Maze Runner: The Death Cure." It was originally scheduled to come out February 17, 2017, but after star Dylan O'Brien was seriously injured during filming, production was shut down. As far as we know, it's still shut down, but Fox shuffled its schedule around and announced that "The Death Cure" will eventually get itself back up and running, and it will now be released on January 12, 2018.
O'Brien was hurt in mid-March, but "The Death Cure" director Wes Ball and company originally expected the star to be back on set to finish the film within "a few weeks." But a later update from O'Brien's publicist noted that the actor's injuries were "very serious" and he needed more time to recover. That led to the late April production shutdown. Not long after that, it was reported that O'Brien was in talks for the lead role in "American Assassin," which plans to start production this fall. According to Deadline, they would be "working around O'Brien's recovery from injuries."
That was a hopeful note about his progress, and this public announcement of a new "Death Cure" release date is still more hopeful news. However, moving "Death Cure" meant shuffling some other releases around, and Fox announced several new dates while updating on "Maze Runner."
Here's the new lineup, via Deadline:
Morgan, Directed by Luke Scott and starring Kate Mara: wide release September 2, 2016.
Keeping Up With The Joneses, Directed by Greg Mottola and starring Gal Gadot, Isla Fisher, Jon Hamm, Zach Galifianakis: wide release on October 21, 2016.
Rules Don't Apply, written and Directed by Warren Beatty and starring Lily Collins, Alden Ehrenreich, Warren Beatty: wide release on November 11, 2016.
A Cure For Wellness: moves from March 24, 2017 to February 17, 2017.
Red Sparrow: wide release November 10, 2017.
Murder On The Orient Express: moves from November 10, 2017 to Wednesday, November 22, 2017.
Predator: moves from March 2, 2018 to February 9, 2018.
UNTITLED FOX/MARVEL: moves from January 12, 2018 to March 2, 2018.
UNTITLED FOX/MARVEL: moves from July 13, 2018 to June 29, 2018.
Alita: Battle Angel, directed by Robert Rodriguez: wide release, on July 20, 2018.
Are those Fox/Marvel movies the "Deadpool" sequel and another "X-Men" movie? They are a long while off, at any rate, and now "Death Cure" has one of their spots. What do you think about this new schedule?
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