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The Maze Runner Movie Cast List

Updated on January 22, 2013

Yes, that is the answer to the question in everyone's minds who know my articles well and have been following me. Yes, I missed my calling in life. I should have been a casting director. I love to speculate on who will be cast for upcoming movies y'all!!! If you've read The Maze Runner then you know how awesome this movie will be! I don't think it is a rumor. I think Christmas came early this year and they are actually going to film this puppy. If they make it half as crazy cool as the book, and if the books continue to rock, this could trump Twilight and maybe even The Hunger Games. If you haven't read the books....READ THEM. Here's a review by yours truly http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Maze-Runner-book-review. The second book entitled The Scorch Trials just came out, and the third is already finished. If you rock and you have read the books let's do some casting! Good that?

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Thomas

The shank that changed it all. As soon as I started reading Josh Hutcherson popped into my head. I really liked him in every movie I've seen him in. He has grown up a bit and I think this role will help him transition from kid star to a force to be reckoned with.

Alby

The leader of the pack.  He needs to be a strong character and actor.  I actually pictured a guy I graduated with for some reason, but he probably can't act so..... how about Brandon T. Jackson.  Who?  You know the goat man from Percy Jackson.  I don't think he quite fit that role, but this one would be perfect!


Newt

Second in command and just a great guy. Everyone has been buggin' me (OK...maybe just a few of people) to cast Drako Malfoy in Hunger Games as various people, but this character was written for him y'all! Tall, blond, and British........... you know I'm right. I would also like to see Tom Felton as the good guy.

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Chuck

The annoying little buddy. If you have seen Diary of a Wimpy Kid then you KNOW. This kid IS Chuck. He made that movie y'all, and he would rock this one as well. BTW.... I just wanted to tell you that my kids made me watch Diary of a Wimpy Kid. It was a bizarre, slightly disgusting show, but this kid cracks me up! Now, if Chunk from the Goonies was still alive (correction.....young.... LOL!) ....it'd be a whole new ball game!

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Gally

Super creepy dude.  Gally is the bad guy in a way.  In some ways I feel sorry for him, you know what I mean?  This was a struggle because who wants to be evil?  I settled on this guy, Luke Pasqualino.  Put some grease in his hair and there you go.  Instant bad dude.

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Minho

Running Man. I used to practice that dance. Some of you probably don't even know what that is. Yeah.... I'm getting old. So, who is this guy? Raise your hand if you know. That's right... it is the guy from Glee,Harry Shum Jr.  He plays Mike Chang. I don't know that he has yet to have a speaking part on that show, but here's to hoping he can act as well as he can dance. I think he would be a great Minho.

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Teressa

THE girl!  Sooooo... here's the dealio. I know a lot of you people want to see Kaya as Katniss, but I am telling you, she fits this part waaaay better. Black hair, blue eyes, pale skin. I'm sorry y'all. This is the perfect role for her! If you haven't read these books you should because they rock just as much as Hunger Games, Twilight, etc. I will be updating this list as always as I read the second book and get to know some of the characters better. Remember, Wicked is good. ;)

SOOO EXCITED FOR THE SCORCH TRIALS!

What about this song?

...or this one covered by a more current, edgy band.

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      Johnk539 3 years ago

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      iceqween000 3 years ago

      Like one person said earlier, I want Choi Minho from SHINee to play Minho! Choi Minho is a South Korean in a K-pop group called SHINee. Minho (민호 in Korean) is super talented AND SO CUTE!!! I will never picture another Minho.

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      Hello :) 4 years ago

      I would just like to tell you that THE girl dies at the end of The Death Cure, book 3

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      Miranda 4 years ago

      No way Josh Hutcherson would do a good job as Thomas. First of all, Thomas is tall and lanky-says so in the book. Also, I don't think he did all that great a job as Peeta and I can't picture as Thomas at ALL

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      MissE 4 years ago from Texas

      For real? That;s cool. Good luck.

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      Robert Capron 4 years ago

      well... I auditioned for the role of Chuck . just waiting to see what happens

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      Vinka 4 years ago

      apakah ini benar? mereka semua adalah pemain di film The Maze Runner? tapi aku berharap yang memerankan Minho adalah Mario Maurer. kau tahu Mario Maurer? dia adalah aktor di film Little Thing Called Love. dia memerankan perannya dengan baik! :)

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      MissE 4 years ago from Texas

      Good notes. I've heard they've started to cast for the movie! I hope they stay true to the books!

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      Ethan 4 years ago

      Well the list is pretty good for the most part but I feel chuck was a little off, he seems a bit too silly and he guy who you said should be gallup really isn't tough looking enough. Gally was huge. And I think alby might be a little silly also.

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      4 years ago

      Ahhhh I cant wait for the movie :)

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      Gabrielle 4 years ago

      Hey,so I'm almost finished with the maze runner (I know I behind) but I just wanted to say that I thought Newt was Irish not British. Some of the words he says seem more Irish than British. ( maybe not). Also,I know you made this list a long time ago,but I think josh hutcherson is kind of out of the question because of hunger games( idk,just seems kind of weird.)

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      MissE 4 years ago from Texas

      Hey y'all!!!! So....I'm FB friends with Dashner (I'm sure he accepts everyone!) and he announced that the movie will be coming out in exactly 1 year?! Has anyone heard anything good on this. I looked on IMBD and they had nothing new. I'm thinking about trying to write him a message...... :) Would that be stalking?

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      Elise 4 years ago

      I think you should have Logan Lerman as the role of Thomas he seems like the better fit.

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      Greenie 4 years ago

      I love the Maze Runner! It's my favorite book!

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      evan 4 years ago

      Like most of it but idk why but russel brand pops up fpr me for newt

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      Riley 4 years ago

      This is the best book that I have ever read!

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      MissE 4 years ago from Texas

      True. So who else would be good? I've already heard Logan Lerman......

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      sagan 4 years ago

      Josh Hucherson is a great actor, he would be great as Thomas. ButI think other actors need this more than he does, especially after Hunger Games. And becides, even if his hair wasn't blond, all anyone's going to see is Peeta. It's like Daniel Radcliffe in Woman in Black; great actor, but all anyone saw was Harry Potter.

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      MissE 4 years ago from Texas

      Thanks bro!

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      Matthew 4 years ago

      Great cast but idk about hutches on for Thomas maybe Logan lerman or someone else other than that great calls bro

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      MissE 4 years ago from Texas

      Thanks for the great comments! Sissy....that is a GREAT idea for Chuck. I also like Logan for Thomas. He would be great too. :)

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      Erika 4 years ago

      I would appreciate it if you kept Minho ,that guy. He is my favourite character on GLEE!

      -THANKS!

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      Sissy 4 years ago

      How about this guy for Chuck?

      http://www.imdb.me/blakecooper

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      Barrett 4 years ago

      I think the song should be "Rdaioactive" by imagine dragons because it almost directly refernces the cranks and the scorch in the song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktvTqknDobU

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      sydney 4 years ago

      The last bookbthe dearh cure

      is the best book set aside the hunger games and my sister's keeper

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      hailey 4 years ago

      the death cure and kill order are amazing!

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      sydney 4 years ago

      I think your wrong about josh hutcherson I think it should be logan lerman off of percy jackson as thomas because think of it why would they let him be the new shiny when when he's peeta and wouldn't he be to busy with the hunger games don't get me wrong hunger games is my fave book and josh hutcherson is the the hottest guy alive but think hard and clear about!!!!!!!

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      Teresa 4 years ago

      I also believe that Liam hemsworth and Alexander Ludwig should be in this movie those are excellent choices!

      I cried so much throughout this series I only hope they can capture everything in the movies they make! I can't wait they're going to be perfect

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      Elizabeth 4 years ago

      THIS CAST IS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT! I'M SO EXCITED FOR THE MOVIE! By the way does anyone know when it comes out? These books were absolutely amazing and I read all four of them! I heard they were supposed to be like the hunger games and they kind of were! I can't decide which series I like better but they're both absolutely perfect!!!

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      Megan 4 years ago

      I absolutely love this book

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      Lucy 4 years ago

      Ummm.... Who do you think you are saying Josh Hutcherson is too wimpy to play Tomas? He would be PERFECT. I personally think Alby should be played by Liam Hemsworth and Gally should be Alexander Ludwig. Im not tring to create another Hunger Games or anything I just really think these people are AWESOME actors and they should play those roles. You don't have to agree on my opinions I'm just putting them out there

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      Emma 4 years ago

      Your books are way better then The Hunger Games!Oh One more thing I started to cry when Treasa (and Aris)through Thomas into the gas chamber(when everything was happening).And yes thats when I through my book againt the wall.But I LOVE YOUR BOOKS!CANT WAIT TO SEE THE MOVIE!

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      MissE 4 years ago from Texas

      Ok...... I tried to translate with Microsoft Word. I think they should all be attractive for sure! I agree that The Hunger Games was cast differently than I thought it would be. Thanks for your comment. Sorry I can't understand better. :)

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      Andi ac 4 years ago

      hmmm.... yo creo que los unicos que se parecen a los personajes de lo libros son teresa y minho porque de ahi en fuera como que no se parecen mucho yo me imaginaba a chuck pelirrojo y no tan.. pues no tan gordito, y ademas de eso o sea josh huterson o como sea que se escriba no va muy bien con la imagen de tomas, ya arruino mi saga preferida de los juegos del hambre ya que lo describian güero, ojos azules, pelo chino y no lo pusieron a el talvez antes tenia los ojos azules pero ya no y devieron escojer al que va a ser de finnick y no a el puero bueno ese es otro libro, el punto es que se supone que deben de estar muy guapos todos y como que no estan muy guapos que digamos , bueno por lo menos alby deberia ser guapo.

      Bueno ese es mi punto de vista y por favor respetenlo :)

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      MissE 4 years ago from Texas

      Sure! ;)

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      pagie 4 years ago

      Love the list, but can i play teresa?

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      Fer :D 4 years ago

      Well well, I just wanna thank you about this info :) but I think The MZe Runner as by far MUCH BETTER than twilight.... I have read the three books and they REALLY ROCK!! The Hunger Games's books are really COOL by the way... Tahanks for the info and I'll be waiting for more!

      :D

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      Ashley 4 years ago

      I agree with slinthead. I think all the choices are great, ad when I looked at them i thought "Wow, that's alost exactly how i pictured them in the book!" But the one choice i would have to disagree with is Josh for Thomas. Whenever i think of Thomas i think of someone taller and thinner than Josh. Josh is shorter and thick built, a good choice for Peetabin The Hunger Games but not Thomas. I think Greg Sulkin or Shane Harper would both be good canidetes. But i have no idea if either of them would do it.

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      Copper 4 years ago

      I like almost everyone bt i do not like who u picked for Alby :/

      Sorry...

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      slinthead 4 years ago

      Yeah! I totally agree with all of the choices, exept for josh I just cant picture him as Tomas.

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      Bleck 4 years ago

      Yeah! I'm agree with you, but I'm not to sure about Teresa, maybe someone else... no? And also Tomas... I think he could be better if the actor who appeared as Percy Jackson could be better than him no? Actually I imagined as Percy, more ... haha I don't know... like him! Not as Josh !

      About the others I'm agree with you, they are perfect!

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      shuckIT 4 years ago

      I love the cast.. except the choice for Thomas, Newt and Minho, i'll feel so confused watching the movie, cuz a really love Glee, HP, and THG, and I can't get it out of my head haha, but still good. I'm dying for the official cast, and the girl for Teresa is perfect!!!

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      MissE 4 years ago from Texas

      I wrote this before he was cast in the HG....so now I would for sure want a different Thomas as well.

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      Sage 4 years ago

      I agree with all the characters except for Josh Hutcherson as Thomas. Personally I didn't like him AT ALL in the Hunger Games and I find the Maze Runner and Hunger Games in ways much similar so I don't want him to go and mess up Thomas too.

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      Katrina 4 years ago

      i absolutely love this! i'm completely for everyone you suggest except Josh Hutcherson :O im still trying to think of someone that would be good to play Thomas

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      MissE 4 years ago from Texas

      Hmmmmm... not bad. He's a little older looking than I pictured....

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      violetbear44 5 years ago

      I like your choices except Thomas and Minho. I don't like Josh playing Thomas and I think that Minho should be stronger looking (no offense to Harry Shum Jr., he's actually pretty good). I was thinking about Derek Nakamoto from American Ninja Warrior but I don't know if he can act...

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      MissE 5 years ago from Texas

      Good comments and suggestions. I picture Gally as scrawny for some reason? I'll add more soon...

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      Ante Rajic 5 years ago from Croatia

      I love the actor selection, Theresa and Gally are my favourite :)

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      lyssarunner 5 years ago

      and i almost picture someone like a brown eyed saoirse ronan to play brenda.

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      lyssarunner 5 years ago

      I have always pictured a slightly heavier black haired, slightly pale boy to play gally. acne scars. greasy hair. the whole bit. I never imagined him to be even remotely attractive which i find odd now that I think about it.

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      lyssa 5 years ago

      geez this is really freaky. like twilight zone freaky....today's the 13th, and tomorrow's the 14th. and i just so happened to get on the computer, google "the maze runner cast" and just so happened to come upon this website, and lucky me, read that comment about what day the 4th book comes out. which is tomorrow. this is way too weird. I feel giddy. I feel like i could roll around on the ground and laugh. I need to pull myself together.

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      lyssa 5 years ago

      oh my heck. i just read a previous comment of yours....they're coming out with a 4th book. i just died and went to heaven

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      lyssa 5 years ago

      I could also maybe see devon gearhart playing a character, possibly.... newt?

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      LYSSA 5 years ago

      and we should throw Ben Barnes in there just for good measure, he should be somewhere in the movie. he just has to.. he's so freaking hot.

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      lyssa 5 years ago

      OHH MY HECK LOGAN LERMAN OR DREW ROY AS THOMAS...LIKE NOT EVEN KIDDING!

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      lyssa 5 years ago

      I'm about to finish scorch trials! eek freaking out right now.

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      Sydney 5 years ago

      So who do you think would make a good Frypan? It's hard to find a young looking hairy guy.

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      MissE 5 years ago from Texas

      Megan...your comment has been deleted. Don't be a potty mouth. :/

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      blahhh 5 years ago

      Idk why but Jimmy Bennett popped in my mind when I read it XDD

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      MissE 5 years ago from Texas

      I agree. I wrote this before HG was cast. I'll be adding choices this fall when I revamp the article. Any suggestions? :)

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      Kyle 5 years ago

      Your choice for Newt, Chuck and Teresa are perfect. I doubt Thomas will work since he is already playing Peeta in Hunger Games.

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      MissE 5 years ago from Texas

      No movie news yet. It's still very early. The Kill Order comes out on August14th. :)

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      ploopy 5 years ago

      hey so do you know when the casting list is coming out or anything about the cast? like im dying to know!!!! also when is the pre quel coming out?

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      lovehungergames 5 years ago from san diego

      josh hutcherson is perfect for the job and so is draco malfoy for newt but alby i don't know great books i hope they will make a movie really good cast list for the most part!! great job

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      hailey 5 years ago

      yay!! i just finished scorch trials!!

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      MissE 5 years ago from Texas

      Thanks!

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      kasarena 5 years ago

      i loved all the characters

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      hailey 5 years ago

      although hes really funny in percy jackson

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      hailey 5 years ago

      by the way i did not picture alby that way no offence or anything

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      hailey 5 years ago

      im 12 years old and in the first book i have to admit i kind of had a crush on minho hes so laid back and cool hes a smart and awesome runner

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      MissE 5 years ago from Texas

      He would be good too!

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      Nat 5 years ago

      Hahaha I thought of the same chuck, but I didn't think anyone else would!!! Also the same Minho, but I imagined Logan lerman as thomas:)

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      MissE 5 years ago from Texas

      It's true....

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      Sarah 5 years ago

      I'm sorry, but Kate Upton in no way fits the description of Teresa. Plus, she looks way too old to play Teresa

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      joe 5 years ago

      OMG this is wrong!!! Kate upton should be teresa!!!!!!!! And really? The guy from diary of a wimpy kid? Wat about someone famous in MULTIPALE movies with a Bunch of special effect makeup?

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      joe 5 years ago

      OMG this is wrong!!! Kate uptonshould be teresa!!!!!!!!

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      MissE 5 years ago from Texas

      uhhh....yeah!!! :) That would be awesome!

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      nre101 5 years ago

      what if they used your cast list would you be really excited?

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      MissE 5 years ago from Texas

      So very true! They have bought the rights to make the movie. It is still in the early stages as far as I know....but I haven't checked for a while....

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      mazerunner,matched,andhungergamesluver:-) 5 years ago

      First book spoiler alert!

      I just finished the first book. I almost cried when

      Chuck died.

      Mockingjay spoiler alert!

      When Chuck died it was like when Prim died cuz both died horribly and both died to save people. Prim was saving children when she died and Chuck was saving Thomas. Both times, I was very sad and when Prim died, I threw the book.

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      Liv Severdean 5 years ago

      I absolutely LOVE this cast list! ALL of the people you chose are EXACTLY what I pictured in my head while reading almost so perfect it's creepy!

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      nre101 5 years ago

      So are they really making a movie?

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      MissE 5 years ago from Texas

      Thanks! This is one of my favorite cast lists that I've made up.

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      nre101 5 years ago

      i luv these books i just need to read the death cure and the cast list was like everything that i imagined but i thought thomas would have blonde or brown hair not black

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      amy 5 years ago

      wow, you do know who is the right person for each role. Amazing! you should totally become a director. i just finish the first two books. cant wait to read the third.

      anyways,good job. you have no idea how many times i looked at this. it is just too perfect.

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      heydact 5 years ago

      josh hutcherson as thomas, heck yeah!!!! this is gonna be a sexy movie if josh is in it!!!

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      Maria 5 years ago

      I love this cast list! I think Kaya or Nina Dobrev would be great as Teresa.

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      MissE 5 years ago from Texas

      Thanks Big S.!!!

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      GENESIS OSUNA 5 years ago

      Mi passion es la actuacion y modelaje.

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      Christen Roberts Comer 5 years ago from Harrisburg, PA

      I just finished Maze Runner and LOVED IT. Your casting choices are truly fantastic. I love them all. Get thee a casting CSA job, lady!

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      Newt_Gingrich 5 years ago

      For a ratty look, (and although he is funny; getting his butt sued by Kazakstan)maybe Sascha Baron Cohen? I'd love to see his face and funny voice talking with the kids. :-)

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      MissE 5 years ago from Texas

      LOTS of teams! Awesome! Team Chuck!!! LOL!

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      Eva Oceans 5 years ago

      Yes your probably right that there's not any teams, but just like the hunger games it kinda like team peeta or team gale. So really I guess that it would be cool to like idk um.. Like see why team ls you would chose. Do I chose.... TEAM THOMAS!!! Or newt and MINOH lol...

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      MissE 5 years ago from Texas

      I don't know about teams for this book. Really, for a movie they could get a gorgeous cast of guys and totally bank! :)

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      Eva Oceans 5 years ago

      I loved te maze runner!!! I thought the last book wasn't as good as the other ones though... I also thought that the MAZE RUNNER it self was the best book in all!!!!!¡!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!¡ !!!!!!!!!!!!!! If there were teams then I would so do TEAM THOMAS AND TEAM MINOH/NEWT!!! I luv those people so so do so much!!!!!

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      Wonnie 5 years ago

      I doubt anyone else would get this...but Choi Minho (Minho Choi, whatever) should play Minho if there was a movie.

      I totally freaked when I found out there was a Korean guy in The Maze Runner. Let alone his name was Minho.

      And if anyone does get it, because they know Kpop and SHINee... you rock!!!!!

      By the way, I'm not serious. I can't imagine Minho with an accent.

      Okay, I don't wanna sound like a smart aleck, but Minho is pronounced Mee-noh. The 'h' is silent. I know some Korean. C:

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      that guy 5 years ago

      I love this book so i just want the best 4 the movie,so i think alexandria daddorio would be a good teresa and logan lerman would be a good thomas

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      Ehjay 5 years ago

      Hey so spoiler a bit not really but in the 3rd book it says Thomas is 15 or well hints that he is 15 I think it should be open casting call cause they should get people who were never famous to become famous in this movie. If you think about it this movie if made properly can be better than the hunger games and maybe Harry potter like the whole concept and the maze like slot of people from any age will like it!

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      Louie 5 years ago

      Great picks! I bet this will be the best movie EVER!!!