Fans of the Maze Runner trilogy, as well as fans of Thomas Brodie-Sangster, would have had the release of the film adaptation of the first book to look forward to this coming Valentine's Day were it not for the studio executives at 20th Century Fox choosing to postpone the release.
On the fifth of October last year, it was announced that the film would be pushed to a September 2014 release instead, even though filming was finished in July of 2013. This upset many fans of both Brodie-Sangster and The Maze Runner although director Wes Ball stated on his Twitter feed that "These things aren't my choice, but I 100% agree with fox's decision. Just imagine the cool stuff we can do with a little extra time."
One thing is for certain, it will be interesting to see Brodie-Sangster play Newt, a character who, in the novels, was a good friend of Thomas, the main character. Newt is a gentle giant who is one of the first to befriend Thomas and a character who won over the hearts of many fans. By the end of the series *spoiler alert* Newt succumbs to the Flare Virus and is turned into a person filled with mindless violence and rage.
While it is unfortunate that fans will have to wait an extra seven months, it should be worth it to see the talented Brodie-Sangster pull off his performance of the very polarized Newt.