There are many tropes in the young adult genre these days. For example, there’s usually a love triangle, a quirky best friend, and a tortured hero. Another common practice among this genre is splitting the final book in the series into two movies. We’ve seen it with ‘Harry Potter,’ ‘Twilight,’ and ‘The Hunger Games’ already and it looks like we’ll be seeing it again with ‘Divergent.’ But unlike the other films, the studio has decided against simply naming the last installments “Part 1” and “Part 2.”
MTV recently revealed that Robert Schwentke’s upcoming adaptations of the ending of Veronica Roth’s trilogy have been renamed. Instead of sharing ‘The Divergent Series: Allegiant’ title when it hits theaters on March 2016, the first of the two films will own it solely. Lionsgate has then given the fourth and final film in the series the title ‘The Divergent Series: Ascendant’, which premieres on March 2017. You can check out the official posters for the films, along with their logos and taglines, below:
It’s interesting to note that the logline for ‘Ascendant’ is “The End Is Never What You Expect”. Longtime fans of the books know that the end Tris’ story is a surprising one. However, does this indicate that the film might have an altered ending or even a completely different ending? Of course, there’s still the possibility that the promotions department is teasing everyone. Either way, we’ll have to wait a little while to find out. Until then, share your thoughts on the new titles for the sequels to ‘Insurgent’ in the comments below.
‘The Divergent Series: Allegiant’ starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Miles Teller, Zoe Kravitz, and Ansel Elgort hits theaters on March 18, 2016, followed by ‘The Divergent Series: Ascendant’ on March 24, 2017.