Thomas Brodie-Sangster To Play Major Character in THE MAZE RUNNER Movie, Plus Other News

thomas-brodie-sangsterThe latest news is that Thomas Brodie-Sangster, who will soon be seen in Season Three of HBO’s Game of Thrones, has been cast as Newt, the blond-haired co-leader of the group of boys that live in the maze that the main protagonist, Thomas, somewhat involuntarily joins.

With the movie adaptation of James Dashner’s “The Maze Runner” finally filling out its cast, every eligible young man in Hollywood is going to be eyeing the roles of the story’s various amnesiac teenage boys who live in a giant maze. And after earlier reports that Will Poulter was circling the film’s lead, we’ve got another major character cast: Deadline has the news that Thomas Brodie-Sangster, best known as the adorable youngster from “Love Actually,” is on board the project in the role of Newt.

Also of interest: Hollywood monster-man Ken Barthelmy has teased fans with the news that he’s been at work on concept designs for the film, which means that the story’s horrible stinging beasts, known as “grievers,” should be every bit as terrifying as you might’ve hoped for. And between “Maze Runner,” the “Divergent” movie and the still-to-come screen adaptations of “Catching Fire” and “Mockingjay,” we’re getting pretty psyched for the next couple years of dark, dystopian flicks in which the whole world has gone to hell.

via MTV Hollywood Crush.

However, author James Dashner has been quick to respond to everyone in regards to this news.

Later, he jokes about the confusing situation that could very well erupt during filming:


As far as word from Wes Ball, he hasn’t confirmed Brodie-Sangster yet, but he did state that Method Studios, a VFX studio that’s worked on such films as The Avengers, Dark Shadows, Argo, Captain America: The First Avenger, X-Men: First Class, and is also currently involved with The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Iron Man 3, and Oz: The Great and Powerful, will be working on the visual effects for The Maze Runner movie!

It looks like the pre-production is coming along very nicely.  Now if we can get confirmation on these cast members!

By Nat, the Geek Girl

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