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The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Adds Breaking Bad Star To The Grown Up Cast

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Giancarlo EspositoGoing in, we thought The Maze Runner had definite potential, but given some of the other recent young adult missteps, and the fact that the release was pushed back seven months, gave us pause. Still, it turned out to be pretty good (read our review here), not great, but solid. And the box office performance was similar, not great, but solid. (A modest budget doesn’t hurt—this cost less than half of the cheapest Hunger Games movie.) 20th Century Fox had already announced that they were working on the follow up, The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials before they delayed the film, but it now that the film is a success they’re really getting rolling. That includes adding Giancarlo Esposito to the cast.

There are SPOILERS beyond here for those of you who haven’t seen the movie or read James Dashner’s novel of the same name.