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Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)

Country: USA

Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Taglines: The maze was just the beginning.

Director: Wes Ball

Writers: James Dashner, T.S. Nowlin

Stars: Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Nathalie Emmanuel, ...

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.
Australian actress Adelaide Kane was fancasted to play the role of Brenda but couldn't get the part due to scheduling conflicts.
2 actors and 1 actress from this movie, Thomas-Brodie Sangster, Aiden Gillen, and Nathalie Emmanuel acted in The Game of Thrones.
It was rumored Emma Roberts was up for the part of Brenda. Rosa Salazar was cast instead.
The Scorch Trials is the second part in the Maze Runner series
Alisha Heng is the only actress that played a character in the movie(Rachael) and was a stunt double.
It is confirmed there will be an unexpected death in the movie that wasn't in the book.
As seen in the casting, Brenda is added as a new character and Teresa becomes disliked by many characters, maybe even Thomas.
The director Wes Ball says the movie will diverge from the book a little bit, but will get back on track in the third installment titled The Death Cure.
Hailee Steinfeld was up for the role of Brenda
In the book, Rachael died back in the maze with group B and is mentioned only from memories of Aris. In the movie, she is a character.
It is confirmed there will be a death in the film, but it matches with a death in the book.
2 actors and 1 actress from this movie, Thomas-Brodie Sangster, Aiden Gillen, and Nathalie Emmanuel appear in Game of Thrones (2011).
It was rumored Emma Roberts was up for the part of Brenda. Rosa Salazar was cast instead. Both have appeared on American Horror Story (2011).
In the book, there was only one other maze made out of all girls and one guy (reversed from what Thomas was in). From the trailer you can tell that there had to be many more mazes and trials than just the two.
In the book the Gladers refer to Janson as the Rat-Man. It isn't until The Death Cure that we learn Janson's real name.
In the movie the Cranks are seen as zombies, but in the books they are actually just people who have gone insane. The Flare does not kill you right away, but slowly makes you go more insane until you lose control.
In the books there was only one other maze with all girls and Aris. In the movie there were multiple mazes in comparison to the two in the books.
The plot, facts and characters from the movie are wildly different than from the book, including the story arc, the flare and character backstory and development.
Three actors from this movie - Thomas-Brodie Sangster, Aiden Gillen, and Nathalie Emmanuel - appeared in Game of Thrones (2011) but did not meet until filming the scorch trials.
Hailee Steinfeld was up for the role of Brenda.
All posters display the title as "Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials" but the title card in the opening of the film just shows "The Scorch Trials"
On July 25, 2014, Ball announced at San Diego Comic-Con International that the studio wants to start shooting in fall 2014, should its predecessor become a success when it hits theatres.
Patricia Clarkson and Lili Taylor both appeared in Six Feet Under.
Giancarlo Esposito's character Jorge often calls people 'hermano' which is Spanish for brother, which he often says in the book.
Brenda mentions that her brother was taken away from her, his name was George. In the Maze Runner, Thomas stop at a grave with the name George on the tombstone. It is safe to assume that the grave was Brenda's brother's.
Body Count 2: Winston and Mary Cooper.
Brenda is immune in the book, while in the movie she is not. She was infected when she was bitten by a Crank.
In the book, Brenda has long brown hair but in the movie she has short black hair.
Patrica Clarkson and Barry Pepper appeared together in the Green Mile.
During the scene where Thomas is at Marcus's and begins hallucinating, he sees Winston as a crank and then turns around and sees Newt as a crank. In the 3rd book, Newt becomes a crank.
When Thomas and Teresa were talking on the cliff towards the end, Teresa said that her mom took her eyes out when her mom was a crank. Earlier when they were in the abandoned mall, Thomas and Minho saw a crank woman behind a fence. She had no eyes. Also,
Originally the studio had a "wait-and-see" policy for greenlighting this sequel depending on how the first movie did, however they decided two weeks before the premier of the first movie to go ahead and greenlight The Scorch Trials anyway as the publicity
When Brenda and Thomas are underneath the building together, they come across the undead. When the undead awake, an alpha of some sort emerges behind them. In the award-winning PlayStation game, "The Last of Us," a Clicker, within the game, looks exactly
According to the commentary on the deleted campfire scene between Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) and Newt (Thomas Brodie-Sangster), Thomas Brodie-Sangster came up with a line about how Thomas is the reason they're free and how they all have their roles to play, a
In the books, the group does not escape from WICKED (or WCKD in the films) until the 3rd movie. The Scorch Trials is another trial for WICKED and there are only two groups of people from the Maze (all girls and Aris and all boys and Teresa). The movie is
In the Glade Thomas found a grave with the name George. In the books George was killed by Alby after getting stung. In the Glade it was just Alby and George alone. This could mean that after Alby was sent up, the next glader was Brenda's Brother name Geor
In the beginning of the movie, an eyeless Crank woman is pointed out by a few protagonists while terrorizing the Gladers. Near the end of the movie, Teresa tells Thomas that her mother clawed her own eyes out after getting the Flare but it isn't her mothe
When Brenda is in the bed after she got her shot, her and Thomas were talking. Brenda said that her brothers name was George. In The Maze Runner (2014), Thomas is in the woods and sees a little grave of a person named George. It is possible that Brenda's
Originally the studio had a "wait-and-see" policy for greenlighting this sequel depending on how the first movie did, however they decided two weeks before the premier of the first movie to go ahead and greenlight The Scorch Trials anyway as the publicity and reviews were overwhelmingly good.
Three actors from this movie - Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Aidan Gillen, and Nathalie Emmanuel - appeared in Game of Thrones (2011) but did not meet until filming the scorch trials.
When Brenda and Thomas are underneath the building together, they come across the undead. When the undead awake, an alpha of some sort emerges behind them. In the award-winning PlayStation game, "The Last of Us," a Clicker, within the game, looks exactly like the alpha from the film.
According to the commentary on the deleted campfire scene between Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) and Newt (Thomas Brodie-Sangster), Thomas Brodie-Sangster came up with a line about how Thomas is the reason they're free and how they all have their roles to play, and even in The Glade he'd been told that he was The Glue that held everyone together, which is tattooed on his neck in the book, but not in the movie.
The way the Gladers escaped WICKED headquarters was very different from the book. In the book, they went through a Flat Trans and must walk through a very dark tunnel with silver goops attacking their faces. In the movie, this never happened.
In the books, the group does not escape from WICKED (or WCKD in the films) until the 3rd movie. The Scorch Trials is another trial for WICKED and there are only two groups of people from the Maze (all girls and Aris and all boys and Teresa). The movie is vastly different than the book.
In the Glade Thomas found a grave with the name George. In the books George was killed by Alby after getting stung. In the Glade it was just Alby and George alone. This could mean that after Alby was sent up, the next glader was Brenda's Brother name George.
In the beginning of the movie, an eyeless Crank woman is pointed out by a few protagonists while terrorizing the Gladers. Near the end of the movie, Teresa tells Thomas that her mother clawed her own eyes out after getting the Flare but it isn't her mother because her mother died.
When Brenda is in the bed after she got her shot, her and Thomas were talking. Brenda said that her brothers name was George. In The Maze Runner (2014), Thomas is in the woods and sees a little grave of a person named George. It is possible that Brenda's brother was in the glade too.
In the book, Winston is an Immune, but in the movie, he died because his stomach was scratched by a Crank.
In the book, Winston is attacked by a silver goop in a dark tunnel while escaping the WICKED headquarters. In the movie, Winston is attacked by a Crank in a Crank invested abandoned mall.