We need to talk about Dylan O'Brien.
It's been four months since the news of his accident on the set of the third Maze Runner film and no-one has heard OR seen ANYTHING from Dylan babes, and we're concerned.
After Dylan failed to show up to this year's Teen Wolf Comic-Con panel, it became clear to us that we need to ~delve~ a little deeper and find out what really happened to our beloved Stiles.
The last time we heard from him - March 15th 2016
Three days before his accident, Dylan retweeted his Maze Runner costar's tweet. This was the last time Dylan was active on social media.
The accident- March 17th 2016
Reports that Dylan O’Brien had been “severely injured” while filming the Maze Runner sequel in Vancouver, broke in mid March.
Deadline revealed Dylan fell off the back of a set "that was supposed to look like the back of a train."
The initial information regarding his injuries stated he apparently fractured his cheekbone or orbital socket after falling on his face."
Dylan was rushed to hospital in British Columbia and production of the movie had been stopped. The author of the Maze Runner books, James Dashner, tweeted to let fans know that Dylan’s injuries were “not life threatening” and that he was “going to be ok”.
#GetWellSoonDylan - March 19th 2016
A day after the accident, Dylan's costars started to join in on the hashtag #GetWellSoonDylan.
Dylan's director speaks out - March 20th 2016
Two days after the accident, the movie’s director, Wes Ball issued a statement saying he’s “overwhelmed with feelings of anger" and suggested Dylan would return to set "after a few weeks".
“Well, it’s been a whirlwind of emotions these past few days. I’ve been overwhelmed with feelings of anger and sadness and guilt. But, ultimately I find myself left with a deep love and respect for Dylan. He is one tough cookie. I’m sorry for the grief this accident has caused his friends and family as well as my wonderful cast and crew. It’s scary seeing your friend get hurt, but fortunately, Dylan is going to be just fine. After a few weeks of rest and recovery he’ll be back up and running to finish our adventure together. All the best.”
Hmm... well, he didn't return to set.
Tyler Posey says he was an "emotional mess" - April 12th 2016
During a red carpet event, Teen Wolf's Tyler Posey was asked about his BFF and admitted he was an emotional mess when he found out about Dylan's accident.
We don't know about you, but there was something quite ~fishy~ about the whole interview... check it out.
Details of Dylan's accident emerged - April 28th 2016
Just over a month after Dylan's accident, actual information regarding just how serious his injuries were was obtained by iNFOnews.ca.
It was revealed his injuries were a lot more serious than they were initially made out to be: "An action sequence was being filmed for a motion picture. This young worker was attached to a vehicle by a harness, lanyard and overhead truss system when he climbed onto the back of another vehicle," the report from iNFOnews.ca stated.
"As the vehicles slowed, the trailing vehicle the worker was anchored to slowed more rapidly than the vehicle the worker climbed onto."
"[Dylan] was yanked to the ground by his own safety vehicle and dragged under it," a source from Teen Wolf News added.
Dexter Darden says Dylan "looks good" - May 6th 2016
Up until this point, the only news we heard regarding Dylan's health was negative, however Dylan's costar Dexter Darden told another story to TMZ.
"We've been postponed, our main goal is to just make sure that Dylan gets better. So we're just supporting him as friends, as cast mates during this time that he's healing. And then as soon as he's healed and ready to go, we're going to be right back on it for Maze Runner 3."
Even after breaking several bones in his face, "He's dashingly good-looking. He looks fine!" Dexter shared.
No Dylan in Teen Wolf? - May 18th 2016
Meanwhile, rumours were floating around the web that filming for Teen Wolf's sixth season had begun without Dylan. Word on the street was that babes was still too weak to return to work and that his character had been written out of the show.
Harry Styles to be Stiles? - May 20th
In a bizarre twist of events, a now #confirmed FAKE interview with Teen Wolf showrunner low-key hinted Harry Styles (that's the one) was gonna be taking over from Dylan.
""No, they’re not 100% fake. We do want Harry Styles in our show. Like a new British boy."
Hmm, we don't know about you, but this is kinda the greatest decoy of all time...
Production for "Maze Runner 3" shuts down - May 29th
Oh would ya look at that! Filming for The Maze Runner was set to go back on May 9, with Fox execs initially predicting Dylan would only need a few weeks to recover from that horrific accident. However when it was revealed that bae's injuries were way worse, Fox decided to close the set indefinitely.
As a result, the film's release date was then pushed way back to February 17, 2017.
'Maze Runner' production team to blame? - June 15th
Website Metro revealed Dylan's serious injuries were apparently "caused by negligence on the part of the production team."
An investigation by WorkSafeBC (see the official report below) also found the "planned and rehearsed" scene Dylan was filming was changed at the last minute and suggests Dylan and the others may not have been aware of this.
‘When the change was made to the sequence, there was no meeting held to review the changes with all involved. The worker performing the action sequence received minimal instruction on this new action sequence,’ the report said.
"‘The change to the action sequence increased the risk of injury as the transition was now between two vehicles that were not connected.’
However, Twentieth Century Fox stated the stunt was rehearsed - successfully - five times. "While we don’t agree with all of the findings of the Inspection Report, we deeply regret that this terrible accident occurred and the serious injuries it caused to Dylan O’Brien," Chris Petrikin, Chief Executive and Communications Officer at the filming house revealed.
Teen Wolf News managed to obtain the details from the WorkSafeBC report:
Hmm... very fishy indeed.
Dylan CONFIRMED to appear in season 6 of "Teen Wolf"- July 15th 2016
In a happier twist of events, the folks over at Teen Wof #CONFIRMED Dylan WILL appear in the next season of the hit series: “Stiles is a big part of the season because a lot of this season’s mystery revolves around him,” executive producer Jeff Davis told Entertainment Weekly.
The only issue? All of the scenes and the above photo were filmed BEFORE Dylan's accident. So we still have no darn idea where the heck he's been.
As much as we love Teen Wolf and as keen as we are for another Maze Runner film, all we care about at this point is Dylan's well-being.
But if there is something ~more~ going on, DOLLY will dig deep.