The Maze Runner series has released its third film, Maze Runner: The Death Cure, and the movie is already a hit. The film premiered on January 26 and topped the box office for its opening frame, finally unseating Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle after that film spent three straight weekends in the number one slot. But even though The Death Cure is meant to serve as the final film in the Maze Runner series, the film’s success out of the gate is leading some fans to speculate that the franchise could go on. So will there be another Maze Runner movie, or is this it for the Gladers?
Currently, there are no known plans to continue the franchise with a fourth movie. The trailers for The Death Cure have teased the film as “one last ride,” while the movie’s official website states: “In the epic finale to the Maze Runner saga, Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet.” That type of language doesn’t leave much wiggle room for the series to continue, and The Death Cure is indeed based on the final book of the same name in the original Maze Runner trilogy of novels. However, there was a time when a plan for a fourth film was almost expected.