The high-octane footage shows the trio racing through a WCKD facility looking to escape when they come face to face with Janson, played by Game of Thrones star Aiden Gillen, and a bunch of armoured henchmen.
They dart into a room and lock themselves in without much of a plan as to what to do next. As Janson orders his minions to get the door open after knocking fails to yield results, Thomas and co. frantically scan their surroundings.
An anonymous lackey takes to the lock with a circular saw.
“Any ideas?” asks Minho.
“Maybe,” says Thomas after looking out of the plate glass window standing between themselves and a huge drop.
Next thing we know, Thomas has grabbed a large metal canister and hurled it through the window. It smashes through and plummets to the ground below.
“OK. That’s doable,” says Thomas. “Just need a bit of a running start.”
“You sure about this?” asks Minho, worried.
“Not really,” he responds, breathing heavily.
“Nice pep talk,” says Minho.
“Yeah. Bloody inspired,” adds Newt.
As they’re standing there thinking, Janson bursts through the door, and the only thing they can do is jump. So they jump. And that’s where it cuts, leaving us on a massive cliffhanger.
In the clip, just before they jump, you can see evidence of the Flare — the man-made disease that turns humans into zombie-like crazies called Cranks — taking hold on the side of Newt’s face. Unlike Thomas, Newt is not immune.
Here’s the official synopsis for the film:
In the epic finale to the Maze Runner saga, Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who makes it out alive will get answers to the questions the Gladers have been asking since they first arrived in the maze.
Maze Runner: The Death Cure is released on January 26.