Get Ready to Say Goodbye to Shailene Woodley’s Tris Prior in Divergent
They say change can be a good thing — and we hope that’s true ’cause, from the sounds of it, we’re going to have to say goodbye to Shailene Woodley‘s version of Tris Prior. After news broke that the final film in the Divergent franchise, Allegiant, would be appearing on the small screen rather than in theaters, followed by a spin-off television series, the film cast began to sound off, and not necessarily in the best ways.
Shailene initially expressed her shock, “Honestly, I was on a plane when all that happened and I landed, and I’m like, ‘Whoa, what’s going on?!’ I need to talk and find out what the details are.”
Miles Teller had a similar reaction to his co-star’s. “It caught us all by surprise,” he exclaimed. “At this point, it’s a different set of circumstances. We’ll see. I honestly haven’t talked to anybody. Things do change anytime they’re messing with something that was not the original intention. We all signed on for it in hopes that it’d be released in theaters, and we all had every intention of finishing [the franchise].”
Though none of the original cast members have, at this point, given an outright NO to participating in the TV adaptation, things are not looking up for the film franchises leading lady. “Last I heard, they were trying to make it into a television show,” the 24-year-old said while promoting her new flick, Snowden. “I didn’t sign up to be [on] a television show. Out of respect to the studio and everyone in involved, they may have changed their mind and may be doing something different, but I’m not necessarily interested in doing a television show.”
Just put us out of our misery!
Divergent isn’t the YA series that got more than one movie, but never finished the franchise:
In a not-so-shocking turn of events, plans for the final film in the Divergent series were recently revealed and they're NOT good.
Originally, Ascendant (the adaptation of the second half of Veronica Roth's Allegiant book) was scheduled to start shooting this summer. However, after Allegiant's disappointing time at the box office, the movie is never going to hit theaters. Instead, Lionsgate is planning to release a television edition of the flick, though, it may not feature the OG cast. Stay tuned!