Newt having a limp in the first book was such a small detail but it was so important just to his background… In the movie, the fact that they gave him a limp was just such a good example of let’s stay true to this story. But, I knew from the very beginning that was his fate. I knew that he wasn’t immune like the others. The fact that it has emotionally affected so many readers means I did my job I guess.
— James Dashner talking about Newt (x