[VIDEO] Ki Hong Lee and Dylan O’Brien React to ‘The Scorch Trials’ Trailer

by REERA YOO | @reeraboo

They’ve escaped the maze. Now, it’s time to begin phase two.

20th Century Fox on Tuesday released the trailer for Scorch Trials, the second installment in author James Dashner’s dystopian Maze Runner trilogy.

After escaping the deadly mechanical maze, Thomas and his fellow Gladers find themselves fighting for survival in the Scorch, a post-apocalyptic wasteland filled with new obstacles. The gang soon teams up with resistance fighters to take on WCKD (pronounced “wicked”), a mysterious and powerful organization responsible for the Maze trials.

“The course of your lives will determine the course of humanity into light or darkness,” a voiceover says.

You can watch the official trailer below:

Fans weren’t the only ones excited to see the sequel’s action-packed trailer.

Maze Runner stars Ki Hong Lee and Dylan O’Brien, who portray Minho and Thomas, respectively, recently sat down and watched the trailer for the first time. As glimpses of the film’s intense scenes played on a computer screen, the duo cheered, laughed and cracked jokes.

“Our gun throw!” O’Brien says, nudging Lee after the trailer shows Minho breaking a window and tossing a gun to Thomas.

“Oh, yeah. That window break was the first take,” Lee replies.

You can watch their full exchange here:


At the end of the video, Lee and O’Brien asked fans to post their own reaction videos on social media with the hashtag #ReactsToScorch, promising to share their favorite ones. Better get a head start, readers!

Maze Runner: Scorch Trials hits theaters on Sept. 18, 2015.

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