Shailene Woodley makes it clear that if the last installment of The Divergent Series: Ascendant movie will be turned into a TV show, she would not be a part of it. She also revealed that they are in “a limbo waiting game.”
The 24-year-old actress was interviewed on Monday, Sept. 26, to promote her new movie Snowden. She was also asked about her other movie, Ascendant, which is supposed to be the fourth and last movie in The Divergent Series, as per E! Online.
Woodley flatly answered, “I said that I didn’t sign up for a TV show.”
Wanting to clarify, the host asked if she will not do the fourth movie.
“Well, I mean, if it’s a movie,” the Fault in Our Stars actress replied with a laugh. She clarifies that talking about the movie now is a “moot point” since the decision is not yet finalized. With that, Woodley implies not to talk about it “out of respect for Lionsgate and to everyone involved.”
Shailene Woodley said she would love to wrap up the movie series because she signed up to tell the whole story of Tris, the protagonist of The Divergent Series.
“I would love to do that,” Woodley concludes. “Nothing would make me happier.”
Variety reported that Ascendant will be turned into a TV movie. From the TV movie, it will transition into a standalone TV series set in the post-apocalyptic world from the Divergent series.
Allegiant, the previous film, did poorly in its box office performance compared to the first two films Divergent and Insurgent. This led Lionsgate make the decision of continuing the franchise through a TV series.
Lionsgate will handle the production by finalizing the storyline of the current and new cast. Age of Adaline‘s director Lee Toland Krieger have been tapped to helm the TV series.
The Divergent Series is based from the book series of the same name by Veronica Roth. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, everyone at the age of 16 will choose one out of five factions based on their personality and values.
The Divergent Series: Ascendant movie was slated to premiere on June 2017.
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