Dylan O’Brien has finally resurfaced several months after his widely-publicized accident on the set of “Maze Runner 3: The Death Cure”. But does this mean that the “Teen Wolf” star has already resumed filming for the sequel? Or is the actor staying clear of the film for legal reasons?
People have been speculating about Dylan O’Brien’s current condition after he was injured while filming “Maze Runner 3”. So it was no surprise when everyone went nuts over a photo shared by a fan on Twitter. The image shows the “Teen Wolf” actor on his feet and smiling in a Jamba Juice in Sherman Oaks, California.
The picture confirms that, to the relief of his fans, Dylan O’Brien is recovering well after the “Maze Runner 3” accident. It also proves that the actor looks pretty good with a beard. Unfortunately, it might also verify that O’Brien has not filmed for “The Death Cure” or “Teen Wolf” since March.
The news was confirmed on Entertainment Weekly, with a first look of the 24-year-old actor on set.
“That is a Dylan O’Brien injury that was written into the show,” showrunner Jeff Davis shared about his injury that occured on the Maze Runner set earlier this year, and the one you see in the first look photo above. “You’ll see what happens with that in the first episode.”
He continued, “When we were going into discussing this season, knowing that Dylan had a big movie he was going off to do, we wanted to make sure that Stiles was going to be a very important part of Teen Wolf 6A. So a lot of this story is about Stiles.”
Jeff added, “Stiles is a big part of the season because a lot of this season’s mystery revolves around him. We’re going to see just what Stiles’ friendship means to Scott, Lydia, and Malia. We’re going to see why exactly he’s Scott’s best friend, what it means that he’s Malia’s human anchor, and what his will-they-or-won’t-they relationship is with Lydia.”
Apparently the Dylan’s accident on the film’s set was due to the negligence of the production team of “The Scorch Trials“. The actor suffered injuries because of them mistake of the production staff and was dragged under a car on the sets. This led to several injuries on his body and face and the 24 year old actor’s casting in “Teen Wolf” became a matter of speculation.
The complete picture of what happened remains a mystery, but redacted documents from WorkSafeBC put the blame on the employer, Fox productions, for not rehearsing a stunt sequence properly. O’Brien was filming for the latest instalment of the dystopian sci-fi franchise on March 17 when the accident took place at the Cache Creek airport near Kamloops, B.C. He was apparently hit by a car and rushed to a hospital in Vancouver with serious injuries.
The complete picture of what happened remains a mystery, but redacted documents from WorkSafeBC put the blame on the employer, Fox productions, for not rehearsing a stunt sequence properly.
Teen Wolf star Dylan O’Brien was badly injured while filming the upcoming installment of the Maze Runner series. The creators of the fantasy drama series maintained the delay in filming as long as possible, but, ultimately, production started without him. Now, if recent reports are to be believed, then the actor, who plays the role of Stiles Stilinski, is reportedly exiting the supernatural TV show and will not be featured as the main lead anymore.
As many of O’Brien’s and Teen Wolf’s fans know that on sets of Maze Runner: The Death Cure, he was injured — his injuries were grave, but not life-threatening. However, earlier in April, the Hollywood Reporter revealed that his injuries were more serious than initially thought. A statement from Fox confirmed that the 24-year-old star will take more time to recover than expected.
“The resumption of principal photography on The Death Cure has been further delayed to allow Dylan O’Brien more time to fully recover from his injuries. We wish Dylan a speedy recovery and look forward to restarting the production as soon as possible.”