In the middle of March, barely a week after [Teen Wolf](tag:721002)'s Season 5 finale, fans were devastated to hear that Dylan O'Brien was injured during the filming of his upcoming movie The Maze Runner: The Death Cure. Sources claim that the 24-year-old actor was hit by a moving vehicle during filming — a horrible incident that resulted in O'Brien being seriously injured. WorkSafeBC described O'Brien's injuries as a "concussion, facial fracture, and lacerations."
The situation sounds really bad, if you ask me, but Fox reassured fans back in March that O'Brien would resume filming by May 9th. After that however, we heard very little about the matter. Now sources have revealed that filming has been postponed once again, this time indefinitely, as O'Brien's injuries proved to be more serious then initially thought.
O'Brien's publicist, Jennifer Allen, said:
"His injuries are very serious, and he needs more time to recover."
I think I speak for everyone when I wish Dylan O'Brien a full and speedy recovery. However, many fans cannot help but wonder what will happen to Teen Wolf and The Maze Runner: The Death Cure with one of their leading actors currently in recovery.
Well, when it comes to The Death Cure, there isn't much that can be done. Dylan played the leading role of Thomas in the previous two movies in the series, The Maze Runner and The Scorch Trials; without their leading man, Fox cannot really do much. So the filming of The Death Cure has been halted indefinitely until O'Brien gets back on his feet.
Things get a bit more complicated when it comes to Teen Wolf. Although the leading role of Scott McCall is played by Tyler Posey, O'Brien plays Scott's best friend, Stiles Stilinski, and has been a fundamental member of the cast since the series's initiation in 2011. However, with O'Brien's recent injuries, the fate of Stiles Stilinski in the series is still quite a mystery. Being one of the fan-favorites, it may seem nearly impossible to imagine a Teen Wolf season without him but, somehow, the show must go on.
Some believe that Stiles may be completely absent from Teen Wolf Season 6 or until O'Brien recovers. This may seem like the most feasible possibility. However, with O'Brien's co-stars hinting that the Stiles and Lydia relationship may be a major part of the Season 6 plot, this seems like quite an unlikely choice. Others believe that Stiles Stilinski may actually return to Season 6 as per usual — but with an entirely new actor taking on the role. Although recasting a character between seasons may not be totally unheard of, this may have some serious repercussions with the fans. Especially since the character has become synonymous with Dylan O'Brien, and thus may be very difficult to replace.
For now it seems that the fates of Thomas and Stiles are as yet uncertain, but I'm sure we will be seeing Dylan O'Brien both on the big and small screens saving lives in no time. So here's to once again wishing O'Brien a swift and full recovery!