Fans of the budding “Divergent” film franchise are a couple of weeks away from the premiere of the sequel movie, “Insurgent.” Shailene Woodley returns as Beatrice “Tris” Prior, alongside fellow cast member Theo James, who plays her boyfriend Four, and others. Now, each of the characters has received his or her very own full-fledged portrait.
After the events of the first film, the sequel finds Tris and Four having narrowly escaped the clutches of Erudite leader Jeanine (Kate Winslet). They’re forced to deal with the fallout from their first adventure.
“She’s fueled by the demons that haunt her,” Woodley told People magazine about her character. “The loss of her parents and her friend [Will] make her feel like she is unstoppable in her quest for justice.”
The media outlet recently shared a collection of seven portraits of character in the movie. They are Tris, Four, Jeanine, Caleb (Ansel Elgort), Christina (Zoe Kravitz), Johanna (Octavia Spencer) and Peter (Miles Teller).
These images constitute the first look at some of the characters since the film’s first trailer made its debut, leading to some controversy online. The movie centers on Woodley’s character, who had been discovered to be Divergent and thus unsuited for proper categorization in her society’s highly regimented social structure. As previously reported, the first trailer focused heavily on the discovery of a mysterious box possessed by Jeanine that only Divergents can open. Many fans of the trilogy of books by Veronica Roth were upset by this development because no such box appears in her novels.
“Tris and Jeanine’s relationship has become a power game,” Winslet told People. “Jeanine has a very bizarre and uncomfortable fascination with and admiration for Tris.”
With the film clearly changing elements that were featured in the book series, fans are wondering exactly what they’ll be getting when the movie hits theaters this month. In December, Woodley and James were spotted in full makeup and costume filming the final scenes of the movie in Atlanta. There’s not enough information to tell for sure, but it looks like the flick will reach its climax with an injured Tris and Four after a battle with Jeanine, who is attempting to experiment on Tris because she’s Divergent. Woodley told MTV News that this eventually led to some incredibly challenging shoots, especially in the scene where, somehow, Tris has to fight a mirror image of herself.
“Insurgent” hits theaters March 20. Meanwhile, you can check out the cast photos at People.