Maze Runner - The Scorch Trials: First 30 Minutes Screened at Comic-Con
The Scorch Trials opens strong with an especially powerful flashback teasing what happened to a young Thomas and how he wound up in this situation. Then, after a series of absolutely spot-on cuts, we’re right back where The Maze Runner left off, with Thomas hopping out of a helicopter and making a mad dash for a gigantic guarded facility alongside Minho (Ki Hong Lee), Newt (Thomas Brodie-Sangster) and the rest of the survivors. The scene is absolutely packed with Crank screeches. We get a brief look at a group of them approaching from the distance and then a quick, but closer shot of one that looked far past “the gone” just before it’s shot down.
From there the film jumps into the details of The Gladers’ new predicament. Aiden Gillen‘s Janson insists that he’s there to help and that there’s a refuge safe from the horrors of the outside world where Wicked will never find them, but Thomas soon becomes skeptical and eventually confirms that Janson isn’t being completely honest with them. Beds, hot meals and clean clothes are quite the treat, but certainly not worth the threat of winding up as pawns in the organization’s dubious agenda again.