We all loved “The Hunger Games,” but we can all agree that splitting the final movie into two parts caused a bit of a problem when it comes to the length of the movie title. To avoid the problem of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2” Veronica Roth’s “Divergent” movies will name its two-parter finale with different titles.
Originally, people thought that the end of the series would have the same title as Veronica Roth’s best-selling book trilogy, “The Divergent Series: Allegiant.” Now, in order to avoid having to wrestle with “Part 1” and “Part 2” in the title, MTV News is exclusively reporting that the third and fourth movies in the franchise will instead be titled: “The Divergent Series: Allegiant” and “The Divergent Series: Ascendant.” The first of this two-part finale is scheduled to come out on March 18, 2016 followed by the second almost exactly one year later on March 24, 2017.
“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 character we know (and love. Or sometimes love to hate?) will still be intact, which is really the important thing,” she wrote. “I am eager to see how these movies turn out, along with you guys.”
“The Divergent Series” stars characters Tris (Shailene Woodley), Four (Theo James), Jeanine (Kate Winslet), Caleb (Ansel Elgort) and Peter (Miles Teller) as a group in a post-apocalyptic world where people are organized by their personality traits. The most recent installment in the franchise, “Insurgent” hit theaters this previous March to good reviews from fans of the novels and movies.
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