‘Maze Runner’ Cast Stole Ancient Artifacts from Indian Burial Site and Bad Things Happened

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The cast members for Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials are under scrutiny after Dylan O'Brien, lead actor for the film, candidly dropped bad news in an interview on Live With Kelly and Michael earlier last month. Apparently, the cast was filming at an undisturbed ancient burial ground for American Indians. After being strictly told not to take any of the artifacts, O'Brien said multiple cast members disregarded the warning and snuck away relics for themselves.

You can watch the full interview below. Skip ahead to the 4:35 mark for comments regarding the Burial Site.


19-year-old fan Maeve Cunningham started a Care2 petition demanding that the Scorch Trials cast and crew apologize to the Pueblo community for their actions. No official response has been made public yet, but as of today, the petition has received over 35,000 signatures of the 40,000 goal. You can view the petition here.

O'Brien also revealed that after taking the artifacts, cast members befell to random illnesses, such as appendicitis, high fever, and broken ankles. Perhaps they received their just desserts, but many agree that it would be a good idea for the cast to apologize and return anything that they may have taken.

Maze Runner is a Young Adult Dystopian Sci-Fi film released in 2014 and is based on the book The Scorch Trials. A sequel, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, was released earlier last month to theaters nationwide. Here's the film's official synopsis:

Transported to a remote fortified outpost, Thomas and his fellow teenage Gladers find themselves in trouble after uncovering a diabolical plot from the mysterious and powerful organization WCKD. With help from a new ally, the Gladers stage a daring escape into the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with dangerous obstacles and crawling with the virus-infected Cranks. The Gladers only hope may be to find the Right Hand, a group of resistance fighters who can help them battle WCKD.

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