Game of Thrones’ Aidan Gillen to Navigate Maze Runner Sequel, The Scorch Trials

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“Game of Thrones” star Aidan Gillen has joined the cast of 20th Century Fox’s The Scorch Trials, the upcoming sequel to the now-in-theaters hit The Maze Runner (If you haven’t seen it yet, stop reading now as the following does contain some spoilers). The Hollywood Reporter has the news, reporting that Gillen will play the story’s villain, Janson, also known as Rat-Man. They have also confirmed that Wes Ball, the director of the first film, will be returning for the sequel.

Also starring Dylan O’Brien, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter and Patricia Clarkson, The Scorch Trials adapts James Dashner’s second book in the series, following Thomas and the other Gladers as they have escaped the maze and are put into a dormitory where they face new threats.

The Scorch Trials is slated to begin filming next month and will hit theaters on September 18, 2015.

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