Aidan Gillen

undefined_c64b63c2afb77967acd5c2751ff1f41f-webGame of Thrones star Aidan Gillen has signed on to play the villain Janson, in The Maze Runner sequel entitled The Scorch Trials. Gillen is best known for his roles as Littlefinger on Game of Thrones, Thomas Carcetti on The Wire, and as Bane’s victim in the opening scene of The Dark Knight Rises.

If the movie stays true to the book, Gillen’s role may be a limited one. But maybe the movie will extend his role. Supposedly he only appears in one scene in the book explaining what the trials are. He then comes back in the third story in a larger way.

The Baton Rouge-shot Maze Runner topped the Box Offices opening weekend which gave 20th Century Fox the go ahead for the sequel. The Scorch Trials‘ cast is coming together and filming will begin in October. Wes Ball will return to direct and the film is planning to release September 18, 2015.

Source: /Film, The Hollywood Reporter