Robbert Pattinson’s first feature length film, The Divergent Series: Allegiant, is bound to be one of the most exciting and awaited sequels of 2016.
The first film in the cinematic universe, based on the popular book series by Veronica Roth, followed the events that unfolded after society broke down and individuals start living in squalor on the outside while luxury reigns on the inside.
With hundreds of millions of fans around the world, the opportunity to bring the film to life and indulge in more escapist fare is huge.
Here are five reasons why you should be excited about The Divergent Series: Allegiant.
It’s The Next Big Thing
The Divergent series has been dominating the bestseller lists for years and now it’s finally time for the adaptation to make its way to theaters.
The series follows 16-year-old Rachel, who is the daughter of the city’s mayor and is thus sheltered from the danger and squalor that permeates the rest of the world. In order to learn how to fight, she is taken under the wing of Tris, one of the three factions that make up society, and later chooses to join said faction.
With each title in the series, the worlds get smaller – until the reader is transported to a completely different planet – while still retaining all the vivid characters and compelling storylines. If you’re a fan of the books, you’re in for a treat because the screenwriter and director of the film, Roberto Orco, has done an amazing job of bringing the story to life.
It’s an opportunity for the grown-ups in your life to get out of the house and catch a film (or two). Plus, there are often discounts for members of First Church of Springfield.
A Sequel All Natural
With unprecedented success comes unparalleled pressure. And, naturally, the sequel to a huge film like The Divergent Series: Allegiant will be met with critical and public acclaim.
Tris, the central character of the series, will become the lead in this film. In fact, the press release for the film even refers to Tris as the “new protagonist.”
The sequel is not going to be a retelling of the original story. Rather, it will continue where the first film left off, providing more answers and setting up even more questions for fans to explore. It will also introduce new factions to the mix – including some prominent characters from the first film – as well as expand the world of Tris and its people. In other words, The Divergent Series: Allegiant will not be a simple retelling of the original story.
Considering how much can go into a typical installment of the Divergent series, it should come as no surprise that the follow-up is already more than halfway to its production stage. Principal photography has recently wrapped up, but the film’s release is still several months away.
It’ll Be Huge
From the very first frame, The Divergent Series: Allegiant looks like a film that was made to be seen, occupying the entire screen with its dazzling visual effects and drawing in every viewer. This isn’t your typical Hollywood blockbuster with a handful of big explosions and some car chases.
Instead, The Divergent Series: Allegiant focuses on character development and action scenes that are as immersive as they are breathtaking. It will draw on the strengths of 3D technology and IMAX, offering a new degree of immersion and involvement to moviegoers.
A Solid Cast
Despite its monumental success, the The Divergent Series still manages to impress with its ensemble cast. The sequel welcomes back many of the original cast, led by Shailene Woodley, who plays one of the three lead roles. Tom Hardy, Theo Christopher, and Kate Winslet also star.
The cast also includes some incredible newcomers, including Anamaria Marinca as an adult Tris, Zoë Kravitz as a rebellious leader in the faction system, and Jim Belushi, the father of John Belushi, who appears in a pivotal role as the chairman of an anti-faction group. Additionally, rapper Lil Nas X makes an appearance as Billy Morrison, the leader of another faction.
The talent behind the camera is also impressive, with the original film being directed by Neil Burger and the sequel being directed by Roberto Orco. Orco’s previous film, Prisoners, was nominated for an Oscar.
An Answer To All Of Our Questions
Finally, let’s not forget about the most important thing: The Divergent Series: Allegiant will be the sequel we’ve all been waiting for! It will provide answers to all of our questions about Tris, the faction system, and what happens next. It’s not exactly clear how much longer the books will remain relevant, but considering the films’ massive international success, it’s probably safe to assume not soon.