20th Century Fox has released a new trailer for the second chapter of the Maze Runner saga, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials.
We meet up with Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and the other Gladers directly after the events of the first film, as their helicopter trip -after their epic escape from the first film’s gigantic maze- takes them to the headquarter of a mysterious organisation. The search for answers leads them to a place that could be the most dangerous place they’ve been at thus far: the outside world, aka the Scorch.
While it wasn’t perfect, the first film was a fun and energetic outing, making good use of its strong young cast and Y.A. tropes. The sequel looks to be stepping up every element, expanding the plot and the world, and showing off what look like some pretty slick sequences. Clearly, there’s a lot more going on that our team is still yet to learn.
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, also starring Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Giancarlo Esposito, Aidan Gillen, Barry Pepper, Lili Taylor, and Patricia Clarkson, will hit Australia on September 17 and the U.S. on September 18.
Official synopsis for Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials:
In this next chapter of the epic “Maze Runner” saga, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD’s vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all.