Considering the fact that he’s been in charge of the first two films, The Maze Runner and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, it will be no real surprise to anyone to hear this. Nevertheless, it has been confirmed by Variety that Wes Ball will return to direct the adaptation of The Death Cure, the third and final film in the Maze Runner trilogy.
Speaking to Variety at the red-carpet premiere of The Scorch Trials, Ball said, “Ultimately our goal is to create an awesome three-movie trilogy… Not many people have done that and now I have the opportunity to do that. I am directing the third film and we’ve already been busy preparing and working on the final conclusion of this saga.”
It’s a decision that’s logical, as well as welcome. Although the series hasn’t sent the world alight critically speaking, it does seem to have garnered quite the cult fanbase, who will be pleased to see a bit of consistency in having the same director applying his vision to every instalment – which doesn’t seem to happen so much anymore.
Moreover, how refreshing is it to know that it won’t be in two parts? That’s one less cinema ticket we’ll have to buy…
The Death Cure will be released in cinemas on 17 February 2017. For more news about the biggest movies, pick up the latest issue of SciFiNow.