It’s official, folks! Insurgent, the second book in Veronica Roth’s bestselling Divergent series, will become a movie. The sequel has officially been given the green light, and both Shailene Woodley and Theo James are already on board.
While the entire movie is sure to be great, there are a handful of scenes I’m especially looking forward to. Read on for the list – but be careful! Spoilers are ahead for those who haven’t read Insurgent or Divergent.
Escape from the Amity compound.
After the events in Divergent, Tris and her companions head to the Amity compound where they hope to be kept safely until they can figure out what to do. However, Erudite and Dauntless traitors soon show up and give Tris, Four and the others quite a fight. It should make an awesome and suspenseful action sequence in the movie, and those are always fun to watch.
The revelation that Four’s mother is alive.
This was probably the second biggest shock of the book. All through Divergent, we are lead to believe that Four’s mom died. After their escape from Amity, Four and Tris meet a group of Factionless who take them to meet their leader. Of course, Four is dumbfounded when he realizes his mother is still alive and has organized the Factionless into an army. I can’t wait to see how Theo James and Shailene Woodley handle this emotional scene.
Tris giving herself up to the Erudite.
Tris gets a lot of crap for being reckless with her safety – and she totally deserves it. She is constantly doing crazy things that could easily get her killed. When she realizes the Erudite have developed a serum that makes Dauntless faction members commit suicide until two Divergent give themselves up, she obviously surrenders herself. It’s an extremely tense scene, and there are so many different ways Woodley could handle it. It will be interesting to see what she goes with.
Escape from Erudite headquarters.
This is my favorite moment from the entire series. After Tris is sentenced to death, Peter (the bully from her Dauntless initiation class) saves her life by giving her a serum that makes her seem dead. It was a twist I never saw coming, and I loved how a guy who was her biggest enemy for so long goes out of his way to make sure she isn’t killed (although, the fact that Tris saved his life earlier in the book probably helps).
Discovering the truth.
In the final climactic scene, after you think everything is resolved, they discover a video of a woman explaining that society exists outside of Chicago. In fact, Chicago is basically an experiment created to try and find a cure for the corrupt and unjust society outside its walls. I honestly get goosebumps just thinking about how this scene is going to look on the big screen. It’s shocking enough as it is, but with the added ambiance of sound and visual aids, I think it’s going to be amazing.
The Divergent movie has already seen great success in theaters, and Insurgent is bound to follow the same path. You can look for it in theaters in 2015.
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Hi! I’m Abbie. I’m a Wisconsin girl who just completed a degree in journalism, which I hope will help me achieve my goal of reading books and writing about them for a living. In my free time, I enjoy reading, watching Doctor Who and hanging out with my boyfriend and his two cats.
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