Dylan O'Brien is recovering nicely and will return in the sequel.

Young actor Dylan O'Brien gained fame as the hero's best friend in MTV's Teen Wolf and then proved his bona fides in The Maze Runner. His performance as Thomas, a young man who wakes up with no memories in a strange new world and proves to be a heroic leader, resonated with audiences and the movie was a big success worldwide.

Its sequel, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, did almost as well, and production began earlier this year on the third installment in the series, Maze Runner: The Death Cure. Unfortunately, in March O'Brien was injured on the set in Vancouver, Canada and he had to be hospitalized. Production was shut down while he recovered.

By May, O'Brien had recovered to the point that he could be touted for the starring role in action-thriller American Assassin, and that's apparently been confirmed, with production expected to begin in the fall. But what about Maze Runner: The Death Cure?

The movie was originally scheduled for release on February 17, 2017 and then pushed to January 12, 2018. Now comes word via Deadline that production on the sequel will resume in February 2017, which should allow enough time for the movie to meet its release date.

No other official details have been provided but this is certainly good news for all fans of the actor and the series. O'Brien will next be seen alongside Mark Wahlberg in Peter Berg's Deepwater Horizon, a fact-based thriller due in theaters on September 30.