Maze Runner 3: The Death Cure film won’t be split in two

Director Wes Ball confirms the Maze Runner trilogy is staying as a trilogy

Unlike Thomas, the final Maze Runner film isn't about to be cut in two
Unlike Thomas, the final Maze Runner film isn’t about to be cut in two

Good news! Or bad news, depending how you look at it: the final film in the Maze Runner trilogy – The Death Cure – will not be spilt into two parts.

Director Wes Ball confirmed the decision not to follow in the footsteps of other YA series like The Hunger Games and Divergent, which have both divided their final films in two, extending the life of the franchises.

Ball told Digital Spy: “I think three is the number; beginning, middle, end, that’s it. Four? I think there’s something off about four. For me, if I have any say in it, there’s three movies basically.

“We’re not going to [split a book in two], no way. I think three movies is the right number, Star Wars!”

The Maze Runner is released in UK cinemas 10 October and you can read our review here. You can the buy the Maze Runner Trilogy Boxed Set for £16.30 from Amazon.co.uk. Keep up to date with the latest movie news with the new issue of SciFiNow.