Big News for the Divergent Movie Sequels, Insurgent & Allegiant

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It’s been quite some time since we’ve heard any news on the Divergent movie front. (The full-length trailer debuted over a month ago!) But now, we can rest a little easier because, just in time for the holidays, we got some details on the film sequels.

Insurgent, the second book in Veronica Roth‘s dystopian series, is tapped to hit the big screen on March 20, 2015; Allegiant, the third and final novel in the trilogy (which we’re still in debate over), is tapped to hit theaters a year after on March 18, 2016. As of right now, there are no plans to split the last installment into two parts (a la Harry Potter, Twilight and The Hunger Games). But that’s not all…

Neil Burger, the director of the Shailene Woodley– and Theo James-led flick, will not return to helm Insurgent. According to Variety, the studio “is currently seeking another director;” Neil’s reason for departing has not been specified. However, Lionsgate-Summit had better act fast as the release date requires production to start next spring.

Divergent hits theaters on March 21, 2014. For more, check out the latest stills and posters in the gallery below, and make sure to join the conversation on our Divergent message board!