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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Maze Runner: The Death Cure, the third film in the Maze Runner series, had a little bit of a setback when its star, Dylon O’Brien, was hurt on the set of the flick back in March of 2016. The film was originally set to hit theaters this past February, but had to delay its production as a result.

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The film is now slated to hit this coming January. But of course, we can’t help but wonder what was lost thanks to the injury. Sure, they didn’t alter the story while production was on hold, but is it possible that some of the intensity of the scenes, as well as the cast’s chemistry, was lost as a result of the delay?

Speaking with Screen Rant, Kaya Scodelario said she didn’t believe this was the case.

“I think we’re so close, we’re like best friends – I’m actually seeing the boys tomorrow – and because we have a WhatsApp, we have a group chat, […] it wasn’t like we hadn’t seen each other for two years [and were saying] how are we going to get this atmosphere back, how are we going to feel those relationships on screen again? We didn’t have that. We’ve gotten on, we are friends and that feels great. And also with Wes [Ball] is back to direct. That’s the great thing about having a returning director. Sometimes you get on set and it takes about a couple of weeks to adjust to a director because it’s such a fragile relationship [between actor and director], and you have to learn each other’s kind of habits and how it all works. But we weren’t dealing with that so we could just really go straight back into it. And we were determined to finish off the franchise because it’s so personal. We love that people love it, but to be honest I think we’d have done it for us because we had such an incredible experience on the first, and it set off all our careers and things like that. It was important to do it and to do it right.”

Of course, that’s easy for an actor to say. At the end of the day, the almighty film will have to speak for itself, and to be honest, the chemistry of the film isn’t something I’m too worried about. The biggest problem I personally had with the second film was its slow pacing and boring narrative. Let’s just hope the filmmakers were able to get the script where they needed before started.

Maze Runner: The Death Cure hits theaters on January 26, 2018.

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SOURCE: Screen Rant

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.