Exclusive Look At The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials

See the runners get W.C.K.D.

When we left Dylan O’Brien and his fellow Maze Runners at the end of movie one in Fox’s serialisation of James Dashner’s YA sci-fi series, they were… well, let's not give it away for the sake of those yet to see the movie. Suffice to say, some have survived their first trial and are being whisked away to an uncertain future. Here, courtesy of two first-look images from the sequel, The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials, is a clue as to exactly how uncertain that future is. Click on the stills for a closer look.

As the title implies, they’re not off for drinks and a spot of post-Maze downtime. Check out the weaponry. Marvel at the true grit. Imagine the industrial zone in that old C4 telly stalwart, The Crystal Maze, only presided over with demonic zeal by a psychotic Mumsy: that’s where the young cadre find themselves. It’s a hardscrabble landscape filled with horrors they must surmount as they tackle the nefarious W.C.K.D. and its superior numbers and firepower.

Alongside Thomas (O’Brien) and the mysterious Teresa (Kaya Scodelario), Newt (Thomas Brodie-Sangster) and Minho (Ki Hong Lee) return for the sequel, joined by newbie Jacob Lofland (Mud) and Barry Pepper, presumably joining Team W.C.K.D.. Patricia Clarkson is also back to spin her character, Ava Paige’s sinister web.

The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials lands in the UK on September 18.