From running to jumping and climbing, Dylan O'Brien has had to challenge himself physically as an actor for his role as Thomas in the "Maze Runner" movies. However, nothing could have prepared him for the freak severe injury he experienced while shooting a scene for the third film, "The Maze Runner: The Death Cure."
According to TMZ, O'Brien suffered "multiple broken bones" while on the set of the third film in Vancouver, Canada. Sources told the site the 24-year-old actor was filming a scene involving a car when he got run over.
In a statement to the Wrap, a Fox spokesperson confirmed the injury and said they're hoping for the best for O'Brien. "He was immediately transferred to a local hospital for observation and treatment. Production on the film will be shut down while he recovers. Our thoughts go out to Dylan for a full and speedy recovery," the statement said.
"The Maze Runner" story was originally told through three books, "The Maze Runner," "The Scorch Trials" and "The Death Cure," all written by James Dashner. The books follow Thomas and his fellow "gladers" who are put through a series of experiments by a group known as WICKED as they try to survive and uncover the secrets of the organization. The first film, "The Maze Runner," grossed over $102 million nationwide in 2014, and the September 2015 sequel, "The Scorch Trials," made $81.6 million.
O'Brien also stars on MTV's "Teen Wolf" as Stiles Stilinski. Season 5 of the show just concluded on March 8, and the series will get a sixth season, but no premiere date has been announced yet. MTV issued a statement on Twitter about the injured star.
— MTV (@MTV) March 18, 2016
"The Maze Runner: The Death Cure" is expected to be released on Feb. 17, 2017.