The Maze Runner stars Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Newt), Kaya Scodelario (Teresa), Ki Hong Lee (Minho) and Patricia Clarkson (Ava Paige) are reprising their roles in the sequel. New cast members include Aidan Gillen as the villainous Assistant Director Janson, a.k.a. The Rat-Man, Rosa Salazar as Brenda and Jacob Lofland as Aris Jones.
Wes Ball is directing from an adapted screenplay by T.S. Nowlin, based on the novel of the same name by James Dashner. It isn't known when production will begin.
Giancarlo Esposito will shoot The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials before moving on to Disney's The Jungle Book with Jon Favreau. The actor is perhaps best known as Gus Fring on Breaking Bad and Sidney Glass/Magic Mirror on ABC's Once Upon a Time. He has also appeared on NBC's Revolution and Community.