‘The Maze Runner’ Round-Up: MTV Movie Brawl, #ScorchTrials Sizzle Reel Tease, & So Many Selfies

Hello and happy Friday, Gladers! There is a lot going on in the Maze Runner world this week–from the MTV Movie Brawl (get your voting fingers ready!) and behind-the-scenes info from Wes Ball himself to silly Minion videos and SO. MANY. SELFIES. Seriously, we’re getting Scorch Trials selfie envy. Without any further ado, here’s the Maze Runner news you may have missed this week!

MTV Movie Brawl Round 2 Voting Open

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Get ready to vote! MTV’s Movie Brawl (which aims to determine the most anticipated movie of 2015) is in their second round of voting now. You have until January 20 to show your support for The Scorch Trials, which is currently up against Queen of the Desert. You know what to do!

‘Scorch Trials’ Sizzle Reel on the Way?

Giancarlo Esposito (Jorge) left us hanging after he tweeted that a Scorch Trials sizzle reel exists… without any indication as to when the rest of the world might get to see it. Hopefully it won’t be too long of a wait! Maybe it will debut at WonderCon?

Wes Ball’s Inside Scoop

Wes Ball took to Twitter to answer a few fan inquiries, leading to some interesting reveals. First up, the director confirmed a gruesome catch from The Maze Runner:

Wes also teased something many fans will be very excited about–Tommy, anyone?


Get to Know a #ScorchTrials Greenie


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Still familiarizing yourself with the new faces of The Scorch Trials? We’re here to help! We launched a new series of posts entitled “Get to Know a #ScorchTrials Greenie”–your quick guide to where you’ve seen the new additions before, where they fit into the TMR universe, and why you should be following them online. First up, the lovely Nathalie Emmanuel! We love her on Game of Thrones, but we having a feeling she’ll be even more badass as The Scorch Trials‘ Harriet. Learn more about Nathalie here.

And while we’re on the subject, Nathalie also spoke to E! Online while at the Golden Globes, teasing what we can expect from Missandei in the upcoming season. She shared that Missandei and Daenerys will grow “closer” this season:

We see Daenerys being queen and what comes with that, so it’s not always smooth sailing but she’s got her confidante and friend Missandei to help her along the way.

Katherine McNamara is a Gift

We only learned of Katherine McNamara’s (Sonya) casting several weeks ago, but we are already glued to her Twitter and Instagram feeds. Katherine has been sharing some epic behind-the-scenes selfies and videos with many of her fellow castmates, from her Group B buddy Nathalie Emmanuel to Thomas and Teresa themselves, Dylan O’Brien and Kaya Scodelario. We’ll just leave these here:


Sunday afternoon musical musings with @kihonglee and @jacob_lofland #ScorchTrials A video posted by Kat McNamara (@kitkatsmeow) on

So Many Selfies

Speaking of selfies, Giancarlo Esposito also shared a few snaps from set this week (including a few of his family meeting Dylan O’Brien).



New Installment in James Dashner Twitter Story

Part 3 from the James Dashner Twitter short story series is now live! Check it out:

Hopefully all this Maze Runner news will tide you over for the weekend! Which of the epic behind-the-scenes selfies is your favorite?

Featured Image via Katherine McNamara

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