Maze Runner is one of the most loved trilogies of all time. And since they are a literary adaptation of James Dashner’s work, fans are wondering when the prequel novels will be turned into Maze Runner 4.
There are a total of three novels and all of them were turned into movies. The film trilogy did extremely well at the Box office. It grossed approximately $950 million on a total budget of $157 million. Moreover, besides the three books, Dashner has published two prequels, ‘The Kill Order’ and ‘The Fever Code’. This in itself is a pretty good reason for the makers to continue the films. However, it seems like they are not too inclined towards making Maze runner 4. Director Wes Ball has spoken about how he thinks that three movies are enough and that he is not looking forward to a fourth one. He said:
“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.”
This does not mean that fans have stopped hoping for the release of the movie. Fans are curious to find out the latest updates about Maze runner 4 from when the movie wraps things to who will be the cast member for it. So, here is all the up to date news about it.
Maze Runner 4 Release Date
There is still no official announcement about the release date of Maze runner 4. In fact, we still aren’t sure if the fourth film is even happening. After all, the producers of the maze runner series still haven’t released an official statement. However, it was once mentioned by the producer T.S. Nowlin that the chances are not very good for a fourth movie. He said:
“The chances of the fourth film happening are a lot less.”
And it’s quite understandable why the team of the maze runner trilogy would be rethinking if they should opt for extending the series as with every new addition in the maze runner family, the views and response were not as good as the one before it. So, we would advise the fans of the three films not to keep their hopes high and if along the way Maze Runner 4 does get a premiere date we will share it with you here.
Another thing that fans are curious to know about is who will be in the movie. Well, if Maze runner 4 will be made, it will be based on the prequel novel.
This means we won’t see the cast members of the previous three films. Hence we will not be seeing the star cast of Dylan O’Brien, Will Poulter, Kaya Scodelario, etc. once again. Once the official announcement for the fourth film has been made, cast members will be finalized for it. And as soon as that happens, we will let you know.
Maze Runner 4 – Who will be Behind it?
We can’t say much about this either as the new movie has not been announced yet. Hence, we don’t know who will direct it or write its screenplay. Although. T.S. Nowlin will probably be the screenwriter.
Maze Runner 4 Plot
The previous three maze runner movies are based on the novels The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials, and The Death Cure. Now the other best selling novel in the series are prequels- The Kill Order and The Fever Code.
So, if the showrunner decides to choose the plot for the fourth movie, it will probably be that of the prequel novels. However, if you look at these novels you will see that it is difficult to adapt them into movies. The first prequel is set thirteen years before the first film and has a darker plot. It shows the main characters going crazy after the Solar flare hits.
The second prequel would require the team to look for younger actors to portray the characters. All of this can be a hassle for the team. Also, in previous interviews, the director of the movie has stated that there is no point in releasing Maze runner 4 as it will ruin the purpose of the movie.
While there is no hope for Maze runner 4, fans are still optimistic about its release. Let’s hope that the fans get what they want.
Where can I Watch Maze Runner 4?
The chances of the fourth film are quite slim. If at all, it ever gets a release date and premieres, fans can go and watch it in theatres or on Amazon Prime. Moreover, the rest of the Maze runner movies can be streamed on Amazon prime video or Disney+.
This is everything we know about The maze runner 4 and if we get any further information about the movie, we’ll let you know.