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The Scorch Trials cover

Cover for The Scorch Trials book.

Maze Runner The Scorch Trials first poster

Poster for the film.

The following are noted differences between The Scorch Trials novel and the film Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials.  This page contains spoilers from both. If a difference is not listed, please add it.

1. Groups

In the book, there were only two groups: Group A and Group B. In the movie, there are more than two groups. It is unknown how many groups there are, as it was never mentioned. Since Groups A and B had a particular ratio for gender (Group A having all boys and one girl, Group B having all girls and one boy), it can be assumed that some of the extra groups were mixed.

2. Character Appearances

In the book, Brenda is described as having long brown hair. In the movie, she has a pixie cut hairstyle.

In the book, the character Jorge is described as being in his late 20s to early 30s. In the movie, he appears to be around late 40s to mid 50s.

In the book, Newt has long hair, but in the movie, Thomas Brodie-Sangster portrayed him as having short hair