A day after star Dylan O’Brien was seriously injured on the film’s Vancouver set, Maze Runner: The Death Cure director Wes Ball has issued a statement that promises the actor will be “just fine” and filming will resume as soon as he recovers.
“Well, it’s been a whirlwind of emotions these past few days. I’ve been overwhelmed with feelings of anger and sadness and guilt,” Ball said in a letter posted to Twitter. “But, ultimately I find myself left with a deep love and respect for Dylan. He is one tough cookie. I’m sorry for the grief this accident has caused his friends and family as well as my wonderful cast and crew. It’s scary seeing your friend get hurt, but fortunately, Dylan is going to be just fine. After a few weeks of rest and recovery he’ll be back up and running to finish our adventure together. All the best.”
The extent of O’Brien’s injuries is still unknown. Reports held yesterday that he fell off the back of a set that made to look like the back of a train, landing on his face and either fracturing his cheekbone or his orbital socket. Production was shut down while he recovers, 20th Century Fox confirmed at the time.