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Theo James doesn't think he'll be a part of the Divergent TV finale

THE DIVERGENT SERIES was a YA franchise that started off with relative promise back in 2014, but much like the apocalyptic hell it was depicting everything soon went up in a massive shit fire. The most recent film in the series ( ALLEGIANT ), fared so much worse in both the critical and box office department than the others that the final outing in the series is doubtful to even...
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12.19.2016
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Shailene Woodley surprised by the news that Divergent may conclude on TV

THE DIVERGENT SERIES started off strong but the most recent film, which was the first part of a two-part finale, stumbled at the box office and wound up making over $100 million less than its predecessor. Lionsgate then scrambled to figure out what to do with the dying franchise which, as we found out yesterday, may mean that the final film in the series will skip the theater...
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07.21.2016
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The Divergent Series to wrap up with a TV movie & spin-off series instead

Although THE DIVERGENT SERIES didn't prove to be quite as popular at the box-office as some of its young-adult brethren, it did well enough. That all changed when the most recent film,THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIANT, wound up making over $100 million less than its predecessor and scored some fairly negative reviews. THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ASCENDANT was set to wrap up the series...
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07.20.2016
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Weekend Box Office Report: March 18-20, 2016

Zootopia is still on top! For a third weekend, Disney's city of animated animals was the most popular destination, keeping ZOOTOPIA on top at the box with an estimated $38 million ! The critter-filled CG family feature has crossed $200 million domestic (passing the totals of the studio's TANGLED and WRECK-IT RALPH) and is edging toward $600...
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03.20.2016
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Review: The Divergent Series: Allegiant

PLOT: Tris Prior ( Shailene Woodley ), her lover Four ( Theo James ) and other refugees from Chicago discover the faction system is a lie engineered by survivors outside the city, led by the duplicitous David ( Jeff Daniels ) as an experiment to discover whether or not genetically damaged people can be redeemed. Now living in a protected enclave at the former O’Hare airport,...
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03.16.2016
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The Divergent Series: Ascendant finds a new director in Lee Toland Krieger

After helming both the INSURGENT and ALLEGIANT installments of THE DIVERGENT SERIES, it was expected that Robert Schwentke would be returning to conclude the story of Tris ( Shailene Woodley ), Four ( Theo James ), Peter ( Miles Teller ), Caleb ( Ansel Elgort ), and all the rest in THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ASCENDANT. However, Schwentke dropped out earlier this month which led to...
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02.29.2016
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Robert Schwentke walks away from Divergent series before Ascendant finale

These big-budget franchise movies are exhausting, especially when you consider the turnaround time the studios are looking for from one film to the next in order to maximize the value of a series at its peak and rake in the dollars. That's why you'll often see different filmmakers being brought in to helm subsequent sequels and chapters. It's a process that is rife with burnout,...
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02.09.2016
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Sigur Ros drives the latest trailer for The Divergent Series: Allegiant

Beatrice Prior and Tobias Eaton venture into the world outside of the fence and are taken into protective custody by a mysterious agency known as the Bureau of Genetic Welfare. This is the set up for . . . one of the movies in THE DIVERGENT SERIES, and I'd certainly be hard-pressed to tell you which one. Listen to some Sigur Ros with the latest trailer below! Every time...
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01.22.2016
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New Allegiant trailer explores more of The Divergent Series

I have to be completely honest with you... I forgot exactly where in THE DIVERGENT SERIES we are right now. I remember seeing the first film DIVERGENT and thinking it was fine - nothing special, okay in what it was trying to do, not bad at all... and then that was about it. There was a second movie that came along whose name escapes me at the moment... ah, that's right... it was...
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11.13.2015
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Shailene Woodley stars in the teaser for The Divergent Series: Allegiant

After the earth-shattering revelations of INSURGENT (as I'm sure we've all experienced), Tris ( Shailene Woodley ) must escape with Four ( Theo James ) and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known in order to find a peaceful solution for their embroiled city. Check out some very familiar faces with the...
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09.15.2015
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Jeff Daniels to join the Divergent series for a "key role"

The DIVERGENT series, despite not having the same critical and commercial draw as THE HUNGER GAMES , is still trucking along as it prepares to launch into its two-part finale. ALLEGIANT PART 1 and ALLEGIANT PART 2 will close out the series and a key role has just been filled with THR is reporting that Jeff Daniels is closing a deal to appear in both parts. Jeff Daniels...
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04.28.2015
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Weekend Box Office Report: March 20-22, 2015

Insurgent surges to the top! Audiences went to the dystopian future this weekend, putting THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT at #1 with an estimated $54 million ! The sequel, based on Veronica Roth's young-adult books, brings back Shailene Woodley as the Bieber-haired heroine of  post-apocalyptic Chicago. The second of four planned films in the...
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03.22.2015
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