USA TODAY – LOS ANGELES — Dylan O’Brien knew there would be online turbulence when he was cast as black ops killer Mitch Rapp in American Assassin.

O’Brien, 26, understands that fans of Vince Flynn’s best-selling novels might not visualize the star of MTV’s Teen Wolf as the guy to take on the lethal hitman, a part that Thor’s Chris Hemsworth turned down for scheduling reasons.

“Maybe people didn’t assume I could step into this role and be believable,” says O’Brien. “All’s fair in filmmaking, but no one knows you like yourself.”

He knew he could defy those expectations, unleashing an angry young killer-in-training in the edgy origin story American Assassin (in theaters Friday), a portrayal fueled by O’Brien’s emotional return from an injury last year on the set of Maze Runner: The Death Cure that nearly ended his career.

He was cast in Assassin while holed up in his L.A. home, feeling angry and depressed as he recovered from a serious head injury suffered when he was thrown from the harness of a moving vehicle during a stunt.

“There’s the physical recovery. And you’re going through a post-traumatic psychological recovery as well,” O’Brien says. “Your mind is so consumed with doubt, you’re just beaten down. And you feel guilt in a really weird way.”

Not only was Maze Runner filming postponed because of the accident (the movie will be out in January), but he had doubts whether he could take on any parts, much less an action role.

“You start experiencing things that are abnormal, you’re just not yourself. What you don’t realize is that you’re reacting to a situation where your brain experienced severe trauma,” says O’Brien. “You’re irritable and isolated and you’re angry. So angry. Because that can give you some power back.”

He realized he could fuel those feelings into the character, who loses his fiancée in a terrorist attack, a trauma that consumes Rapp with a desire for revenge as he trains with a black ops specialist (Michael Keaton).

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Hi Dylan fans! Sorry for the delay in updates. I’ve been very busy with school and haven’t had all the free time I wish I had. On September 12 (Tuesday), Dylan attended a screening of American Assassin in Los Angeles. He looked so so handsome! You can check out HQ photos from the red carpet as well as the after party. American Assassin hits theaters today! Make sure you go out and see it this weekend!

Tonight, Dylan attended a screening of his upcoming film American Assassin hosted by The Cinema Society in New York City at the iPic Theater. Dylan looked so handsome, as always! <3 Check out the gallery for HQ photos! Keep checking back tomorrow for more additions.

Earlier today, Dylan visited the BUILD Series to discuss American Assassin with co-star, Taylor Kitsch and director, Michael Cuesta. HQ photos from the event can be found in the gallery and if you missed the interview, you can watch it below.

Yesterday, Dylan threw the first pitch at the Phillies vs Mets game. Check out the photos in the gallery!

EW – It won’t be long now until Teen Wolf says its final farewell. And even though we know it will be an extended series finale, showrunner Jeff Davis says, “There were so many characters to wrap up. It was incredibly difficult [to write].”

It might not have been an easy process, but Davis is hopeful the ending will feel right. One thing he can promise? “It’s definitely not a cut-to-black [ending] like The Sopranos,” he says. “We tried to craft an ending that feels right for the audience and for the characters.”

More than anything, fans are anticipating the return of a number of characters, including Stiles, Derek, Kate, Jackson, and Ethan (who are now a couple, by the way). “It’s got all the characters back,” Davis says, adding, “Except for the ones who are unfortunately dead.”

Below, check out some exclusive photos from the series finale, including a few of those familiar faces.

Dylan guest starred in Teen Wolf’s Season 6B premiere on Sunday titled “Said the Spider to the Fly.” I have added HD logoless screencaptures from the episode to the gallery!

Back on Monday (July 24), Dylan attended a press conference for American Assassin at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. He looked super great! Check out HQ photos in the gallery!

MTV Fandom Fest

July 23, 2017EmilyNo Comments

Yesterday (July 22), Dylan attended the MTV Fandom Fest at San Diego Comic-Con. He attended with his Teen Wolf cast to accept the award for Fandom Icon. Check out photos from Dylan’s appearance in our gallery!