Fans of the upcoming American science fiction adventure movie “The Divergent Series: Ascendant” will have to wait much longer as the Robert Schwentke adaptation will now have a June 9, 2017 opening.
According to Den of Geek, the Shailene Woodley and Theo James header has been included in Lionsgate’s future inventory of reshuffled film projects which also itemized Might Morphin’ Power Rangers. The “Power Rangers”reboot movie will now take the vacated Mar.24, 2017, which is the release date of “Ascendant.” Fans of both film franchises will all be looking forward as principal photography will begin next year.
Before we can set our eyes on to the final exploits of Woodley’s Tris Prior and James’ Four Eaton in 2017, the first fragment of the last two chapters of the film will first grace theaters this coming Mar. 18, 2016.
“The Divergent Series: Allegiant” will tackle Tris and James’ heroic expedition as they go outside of the confines of the wall in the hopes of discovering a solution to the brewing problems in the city of post-apocalypse Chicago.
Screen Rant gave light on the obvious reason for the delay, articulating that Lionsgate and “The Divergent Series: Ascendant” are planning to make a huge splash in the box-office summer race for that year.
Other notable releases for that time will be Brad Pitt’s follow-up to 2013’s zombie movie “World War Z” and the late May theater distribution of Disney and Lucasfilm’s behemoth joint-endeavor “Star Wars: Episode VIII.” Lionsgate also took the similar road with Jennifer Lawrence’s “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay.” It was reported that the movie is also splitting the adaptation of the novel into two parts which secured hits on the box-office.
New names that will be joining Woodley and James in the upcoming “Divergent” film are Swedish actor Bill Skarsgard of Simple Simon fame and Nadia Hilker who last appeared in the 2014 romantic science fiction horror “Spring.”
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