With the Divergent movie now only a few months away, it is natural for the studio to begin thinking about moving forward with the series, assuming the movie is as successful as it should be. Today, Examiner released an article describing some of the plans Summit sees for the future of the franchise. Here’s what they had to say:
The studio revealed Monday that director Neil Burger would not return to direct Insurgent the second planned movie in the trilogy. The studio also revealed plans for a third and seemingly final movie in the trilogy, setting a tentative release date of March 18, 2016 for Allegiant.
It’s become trendy for the final movie in YA franchises to be split into two parts, as was the case with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, and the forthcoming The Hunger Games: Mockingjay.
But so-far, it seems Summit is set on keeping the Divergent movies to a trilogy, just like the books they’re based on. And it’s a good thing, since Allegiant, the third and final book in the series released earlier this year, doesn’t really have enough content to fill out two films.
The article also states that they have a tentative release date for Insurgent: March 20, 2015. That’s right, just one year after the first film is released, we will hopefully get the second! The studio just needs to find a new director first…
Read the whole article here.
I’m always a little nervous when I hear that there will be a new director, because there is no telling how the sequels will flow. Sometimes it hurts the films, but sometimes it ends up really improving the overall feel. I also like that Divergent is planning to break the recent pattern in splitting the last book into two movies. Who needs to follow a pattern? W like being Divergent! (See what I did there?)
Do you like the change that comes from a new director or wish they would stick to one? Are you upset you don’t get that extra movie beyond the three books? Do you think this conversation is a little premature? Let us know in the comments!