The Divergent Series: Allegiant Movie News — Everything We Know

News Kayti Burt
2/15/2016 at 7:47AM

We've got all the latest news on the Allegiant movie — including trailers, posters, and speculation on changes from the book.

The Divergent Series: Allegiant movie will be the penultimate installment in the successful film franchise, with the final book in the Veronica Roth young adult trilogy being split into two films. (As is Hollywood's increasingly more common habit.)

Whether you're a huge fan of the books or you've only ever checked out the movies, here's everything you need to know about the wordily-titled The Divergent Series: Allegiant...

Allegiant Movie News — The Latest

The latest news out of the Allegiant camp comes in the form of the final  trailer for the flick.

Allegiant Movie Cast

Allegiant picks up after Tris has overcome the rigid, mass-murdering government of dystopian Chicago, only to discover that she and everyone she knows have been part of a massive social experiment designed to produce Divergents, the kind of people who will save this post-apocalytpic wasteland. Or something.

Now Tris has a new mission: to lead herself — and any other Divergents — outside of Chicago and to the larger global population that needs her help. The official synopsis for the film expands on this "beyond the wall" sentiment...

After the earth-shattering revelations of INSURGENT, Tris must escape with Four and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known in order to find a peaceful solution for their embroiled city. Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths. Tris and Four must quickly decide who they can trust as a ruthless battle ignites beyond the walls of Chicago which threatens all of humanity. In order to survive, Tris will be forced to make impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love.

Stars Shailene Woodley and Theo James will, of course, be reprising their roles as teen revolutionaries Tris and Four for AllegiantOther returning cast members include: Octavia Spencer, Naomi Watts, Ray Stevenson, Zoe Kravitz, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, and Maggie Q.

Robert Schwentke, who directed Insurgent, returns behind the camera. The screenplay is written by Noah Oppenheim, Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, and Stephen Chbosky, based on the first half of the novel of the same title by Veronica Roth.

Allegiant Trailers

Here's the first full-length trailer, which focuses on what the world outside of Chicago looks like, Tris' responsibilites to her loved ones, and Jeff Daniels...

And here's a handy little teaser trailer that mostly gives a recap of the story so far, with a bit of additional footage of Tris and co. scaling the wall...

Unlike the first more action-oriented peak into what the film will look like, this promo highlights character and mood over action, giving us some gorgeous visuals of life beyond the wall, the love between Tris and Four, and an ethereal Jonsi soundtrack...

Allegiant Movie Posters

This movie has some sweet, intimate posters, all four featuring the pretty, pretty faces of Woodley and James and some pretty intense taglines that tease the character arcs of the film...

Allegiant Movie Release Date

Allegiant is scheduled to be released in IMAX and, you know, smaller screens on March 18th, 2016. The final film in the series, Ascendant, is slated for a June 9th, 2017 release.

Allegiant Movie Part 2

Speaking of Ascendant, that final film in the The Divergent Series, what brought about the decision to split the final book into two movies? OK, that was obviously money, with Divergent, the first film in the franchise raking in lots of dough for Lionsgate, it seemed the logical financial choice — and has worked for other young adult film franchises.

Will there be any changes to the book's plot?

Does the decision to split the final book into two movies affect the plot — especially the series' ending? Roth took to her Tumblr to address questions about possible plot alterations, saying...

"What does this mean? Well, basically, it means there are going to be some changes, but it's really too early to know exactly what those changes will be or the extent of them. I know changes always make fans of the books — and the author! — nervous, but hopefully the characters we know (and love. Or sometimes love to hate?) will still be intact, which is really the important thing. I am eager to see how these movies turn out, along with you guys."

There has been much speculation on whether or not Lionsgate will change the controversial ending of the Allegiant book, but — thus far — there has been no clear confirmation either way.