Earlier this year, news broke out that actor Dylan O’Brien was hurt in an on-set accident while filming “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” in Vancouver, Canada. While fans were assured that despite being injured, there were no life-threatening damages, production for the movie was suspended and the flick’s release date was moved. The months that followed were then full of guessing games regarding the real status of the actor and the filming of the movie. Recently, it was revealed that O’Brien’s accident was far worse than originally presented.
Film producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura who worked with the 25-year-old actor in the forthcoming movie “American Assassin” spilled that O’Brien, in fact, almost died in the accident.
In a recent conversation with The Hollywood Reporter, Bonaventura was asked about how his star is, to which he candidly answered, “He’s all better. It was more than disconcerting. I never saw him in his worst form, but it was described to me. It was really scary. He came close to dying, I’m pretty sure. It was enough to shake your core.”
This new tidbit is contrary to the comments made by “The Maze Runner” author James Dashner via his Twitter account on the heels of the tragedy.
However, over a month after the incident, O’Brien’s publicist, Jennifer Allen, told Entertainment Weekly that his client’s “injuries are very serious and he needs more time to recover,” resulting in the suspension of “The Death Cure’s” production.
Aside from the movie franchise that he was working on at that time, O’Brien is also tied to MTV’s “Teen Wolf” which is gearing up for its final season. Unlike his big screen project, the actor’s unavailability was effectively incorporated in the storyline where he plays Stiles, the best friend of lead star Tyler Posey’s Scott.
“Maze Runner: The Death Cure” is currently scheduled to hit theaters on Jan 12, 2018, which is almost a year after its original February 2017 release date. “Teen Wolf” season 6, on the other hand, premieres on Nov. 15 and will continue to air every Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET on MTV.