Littlefinger will be the big bad in The Scorch Trials. THR is reporting that Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones) will play the villain in the upcoming sequel to the currently in theaters The Maze Runner.
The series is an adaptation of James Dashner's YA trilogy. The first film was directed by Wes Ball and took first place in last weekends box office with $32.5 million. Ball is back for the sequel as is lead Dylan O'Brien.
The second story picks up after the teens escape the maze and are now on the run through the solar flare ravaged wasteland that is Earth. Gillen will play Janson, who is also referred to as Rat Man, and becomes the main antagonist through the final two books.
Shooting will begin at the end of October to meet the announced September 18, 2015 release date.