Although The Maze Runner movie hasn't officially premiered yet Wes Ball has stated that the second book of James Dashner's trilogy, The Scorch Trials is in pre-production stage.
“It’s a ballsy ending, man, we don’t answer everything – but that’s the book,” Wes revealed about the ending of The Maze Runner. “Hopefully they’ll want the next one because we pick up exactly where we left off; you could really watch the movies back to back and it would be one long story.” Wes really knows what the fans want, and he knows we want a second movie!
As a fan of the books I have to say I am thrilled! Not only knowing that there definitely will be a second film but also that production has started so quickly. As Wes said “We’ve got stages, we’ve got crews coming in, Dylan will be back in a few weeks, we’re building sets, and the script is being written.”
The Scorch Trials consists of a lot of new dangers and new enemies, but at the same time new friends. It has a number of new characters in it and I can't wait to see what Wes has in store for us. Especially with the casting.
“It’s a bit of a race this time because we’re cautiously optimistic, but we’re feeling excited we’re about to do something that’s way more sophisticated, way more grown up, and really set up a saga here.” Wes continued to say. It sounds like the second instalment of The Maze Runner series is already in the making! Before that be sure to catch The Maze Runner when it premieres on September 19 and October in the UK!