Teen.Com Interview with Dylan O’Brien

Teen.com got the chance to sit down and talk to Dylan O’Brien at Comic Con a few weeks ago and they asked him a few questions about his role in The Maze Runner.

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@stacysays@dylanobrien@MazeRunnerMovie; What kind of training did you do for all the running and physical that happens in Maze Runner?

— Nicole (@nicoleburtonn) July 19, 2013

Dylan: Literally just surviving through it on the fly. It was actually really funny — me and Wes talked about how we noticed my endurance building up. The movie was my only training for me. I went straight from Teen Wolf into flying to Baton Rouge so I didn’t have any training days. I remember the first day I had to run and do 300 yard dashes over and over I did it about six times in the field. I remember after that I was spent. Then throughout the rest of the movie it got to the point where I would be running all day for 16 hours straight and I would be okay. It’s funny to think on the first day after an hour I was already done and passing out.

You can read the entire interview here!


James Dashner Signing Limited Edition The Eye Of Minds Posters at Comic-Con

This Friday, James Dashner will be at the DC Comic booth to sign limited edition The Eye of Minds posters.



Pretty awesome poster, right?! Here’s a little background on it from MTV:

Random House teamed up with DC Comics to have artist John Van Fleet create an original illustration of the cover of “The Eye of the Minds.” Dashner and the Van Fleet will be signing a limited number of prints of this very cool poster at the DC Comics booth on Friday, July 19.

In addition to this, a new teaser for the book was just revealed!  To watch, visit MTV Geek.


THE MAZE RUNNER Cast Twitter Chat Recap

Earlier today, many members of the cast  of THE MAZE RUNNER as well as director Wes Ball, author James Dashner and producer Wyck Godfrey held their first official Twitter Chat. Here are a few of the (many) highlights.

“Could You survive in The Maze?”:

The Use of “Glade Lingo”:

Favorite, Hardest, Saddest and Most Difficult Scenes:

Bloopers and General Fun on the Set:

Some Other General Things About the Movie:

The chat officially wrapped with a Facebook video from the cast that you can watch below.

If you think that was a lot of Tweets, you won’t believe the full chat, which you can find on the Maze Runner Movie Twitter.

It was also mentioned a few times that James Dashner is headed to the set to film his cameo in the film tomorrow. Filming wraps on Friday. Producer Wyck Godfrey also made a point to say that THE MAZE RUNNER may still have some Comic Con presence besides James Dashner participating in the “What’s Behind the Door: Fiction that Thrills” panel on Sunday

Dylan O’Brien Talks About Why He Wanted To Be in THE MAZE RUNNER


During an interview with Dylan O’Brien, as he’s out promoting the upcoming comedy The Internship, Steve ‘Frosty’ Weintraub got to ask him a bit about The Maze Runner and why he wanted to be in the movie.  Here’s what Dylan said:

For me, getting to do anything like this for me is really cool.  Even just getting the chance to audition for it, to go out for it, is awesome.  And the reason I’m so excited about it is just because I think it can be really something original within that sort of dystopian, obviously, that post-apocalyptic universe.  I think it’s a really cool take on that, and something that hasn’t really been done.  It does get compared to Hunger Games a lot, and that’s an amazing thing, but it’s a different thing. It’s a different world.  I don’t know, man.  I just genuinely think it’s cool, and I think that it can kind of succeed on a lot of levels with a lot of different people.

And the fans of the book are so excited and so into it that they have gotten me really into it.  I’m reading the book right now, and it’s awesome.  It’s just like a cool world.  It’s unique.  It’s a little like “Lord of the Flies” plus “Lost Boys.” It’s edgy, but it’s interesting.

He goes on saying about how awesome it is, which it is!  And much like myself at times, he’s at a loss for much more words than that.  Asked what he bought himself after landing the role of Thomas, he jokingly yet honestly said that he bought himself the book, which is the perfect thing to buy yourself when you’re playing a character from said book (if you don’t have it already.)

When asked if he was going to Comic-Con, he stated that he would be shooting during that time.  What that means for us Comic-Con attendees who want exclusive sneak peeks and such is that we might not get anything for The Maze Runner this year.  However, Frosty did suggest that Fox might bring The Maze Runner to Comic-Con, to which Dylan said, “I think I have to go then.” 

In regards to The Maze Runner and cast being at Comic-Con that is highly speculative as nothing in Comic-Con is guaranteed, even if it’s on the schedule.  But one can be hopeful.

UPDATE:  Interview Video added.  Go to the 4:07 mark for the Maze Runner talk.

You can watch the full video interview on Collider.

Maze Runner Author James Dashner Interview from Comic-Con 2012

I had the opportunity to briefly meet author James Dashner and was able to get his autograph on my newly purchased The Death Cure book as well as an extra gift (which I’ll be reading shortly), but Lytherus was able to get an interview with James.

James talks about what the prequel, The Kill Order, is about, the reason for the memory loss, the characterization of Thomas, the reader reaction to this character, the creations of specific evils in his books, and the relationship between Thomas and Teresa.  They also ask a little bit about his life and what he does aside from writing.

James Dashner at Comic Con International

Are you going to be at San Diego Comic Con International on Sunday? If you answered yes to that question, you can catch the panel that James Dashner will be participating in.

Sunday at noon James will be part of the “What’s Hot in YA Fiction” panel with fellow authors Leigh Bardugo (Shadow and Bone),  Kami Garcia (co-author of the Beautiful Creatures novels), Tahereh Mafi (Unravel Me), Melina Marchetta (Froi of the Exiles), Lish McBride (Hold Me Closer, Necromancer), Myra McEntire (Hourglass trilogy) and Scott Westerfeld (Uglies) in room 25ABC. Afterwords James will be in the autograph area of the Sails Pavilion to sign things.

For those of you not going to Comic Con, like me, I’ll accept Maze Monday submissions through Saturday. So now you have something to do instead of just sitting around wishing you were in San Diego! I still need to receive three more submissions to reach the goal I set last week, so get solving and/or having fun at Comic Con!

Glade on!