INSURGENT (Image Credit: Summit Entertainment)

5 Reasons We’re Dying to see ‘Insurgent’!

INSURGENT (Image Credit: Summit Entertainment)

INSURGENT (Image Credit: Summit Entertainment)

For those who haven’t read Insurgent, beware! Spoilers ahead.

Next spring, Summit Entertainment brings us the second installment of Veronica Roth’s Divergent trilogy. The stakes are raised in this action-packed sequel as Tris and Four find themselves at the center of a rebellion that could mean the end of society as they know it. Here are some reasons to look forward to Insurgent.

The cast

We’re already in love with Shailene Woodley and her handsome male co-stars, but Insurgent brings even more talent to the table. Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer joins the cast as Johanna, the pseudo-leader of the Amity faction. Also featured in the sequel will be Naomi Watts as Four’s estranged mother and leader of the factionless rebels. Lost and Hawaii Five-O fans will be pleased to see Daniel Dae Kim as Jack Kang, a representative of Candor. Kate Winslet will return as Jeanine, the ice queen of Erudite. Theo James, Ansel Elgort and Miles Teller will all reprise their roles in the sequel, and all three of their characters play a much bigger part in this film than in Divergent.

We get a look inside the other factions

In the first movie, we see what the Abnegation and Dauntless communities look like and how they operate. In Insurgent, Tris and Four find refuge in Amity and Candor. Both factions have their own unique traditions that compliment the virtues they stand for. Unfortunately, Tris experiences discomfort in the midst of these two factions as she struggles to be honest with those she loves and to be kind to those she doesn’t.

Tris kicks some serious butt

We got to see a good bit of this in Divergent, but Veronica Roth really cranks up the girl power in the sequel. Weighed down by the post-traumatic stress disorder she develops after shooting her friend Will while he is under the simulation, Tris finds herself constantly fighting for her life. However our heroine’s strength isn’t just in her physical prowess. Her instincts and intelligence come into play as her alliances shift and force her to make difficult decisions about who is trustworthy.

Things heat up between Tris and Four

Like any teenage girl discovering her own sexuality, Tris faces temptations while trying to make sense of her emotions. Her feelings for Four are mixed up with the recent loss of her home and her parents, while he copes with his unwanted family reunion. Throughout Insurgent, Tris and Four struggle to untangle their pain from their mutual desire and burgeoning love. While both our heroes are willing to make huge sacrifices in the fight for the greater good, Tris and Four don’t always agree on what that ultimately means. The tension threatens their romance and the two must learn how to respect the tenacity in each other before their relationship can move forward.

We get to meet the factionless

No longer are the factionless a mysterious group of faceless beings. Tris and her fellow fugitives meet the outcasts of their strictly segregated society early in the sequel. We meet back up with Edward; the Dauntless initiate who was kicked out after Peter stabbed him in the eye with a butter knife. Leading the band of rebel outcasts is Four’s mother, Evelyn. As much as she hates Jeanine and Erudite, Tris is wary of this new commander and her motley crowd of cohorts. Everyone in Insurgent has a different agenda and Tris has to be careful where she steps or risk losing everything.

Similar to The Maze Runner series, our daring protagonist learns that her world is far more sinister than she could have imagined. The dark implications in the structure of her society are just the beginning. The stakes are much higher in Insurgent and Tris has to decide for herself what kind of person she wants to be. Frankly, I’m just hoping to see more of shirtless Theo James.

 

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Theo James and Shailene Woodley at the INSURGENT SDCC Fan Event (Image Credit: Lionsgate)

VIDEO: Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Natalie Dormer Meet Fans at Special SDCC Event!

Theo James and Shailene Woodley at the INSURGENT SDCC Fan Event (Image Credit: Lionsgate)

Theo James and Shailene Woodley at the INSURGENT SDCC Fan Event (Image Credit: Lionsgate)

Lionsgate held two special fan events to celebrate the upcoming releases of Insurgent and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and The Daily Quirk is bringing you the inside info! Fans of the Divergent and The Hunger Games franchises roared with excitement at getting to meet the films stars. Shailene Woodley and Theo James chatted with fans and signed copes of Veronica Roth’s Divergent series books and one lucky young crowd member became tear-eyed as she met face-to-face with the handsome, James. Natalie Dormer, the latest star to join the The Hunger Games took part in a special “Capital Experience” along with the rest of the film’s Rebel Warriors. Not to be outdone, they gave the fan who waited in line to meet them the longest the star treatment and an exclusive first viewing of the film’s trailer! Watch the video below to see Woodley, James and Dormer in action! Continue reading

When Celebs get Sassy: The Best in Celeb Interview Comebacks

Anne Hathaway (Image Credit: Mathew Imaging/WireImage)

Anne Hathaway (Image Credit: Mathew Imaging/WireImage)

When I’m excited for a new movie to be released in theaters, I’m not just excited to watch the film. A movie’s release date also brings along a string of public appearances and interviews from the actors and actresses involved. I love being able to get a glimpse of the film from the other side, to hear about what it was like on set, get a feel for the dynamic of the cast and to see what they are like in real life, as opposed to how I see them in character. For the most part, interviews are pretty standard and ask mostly the same questions (some inevitably uncomfortable ones), and therefore the celebrities respond in a similar way. So, of course, it’s always a pleasant surprise when the celebrities shake it up, responding in a way that surprises the audience. Here are a few celebrity interview comebacks that either: a) made my jaw drop, b) made me laugh out loud or c) made me want to z-snap and say, “Oooo, kill ‘em.” Continue reading

DIVERGENT (Image Credit: Jaap Buitendijk/Summit Entertainment)

5 Scenes We’re Excited To See in ‘Insurgent’!

DIVERGENT (Image Credit: Jaap Buitendijk/Summit Entertainment)

DIVERGENT (Image Credit: Jaap Buitendijk/Summit Entertainment)

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. Continue reading

Five Reasons Why ‘Divergent’ Is Not ‘The Hunger Games’

Shailene Woodley Theo James in DIVERGENT (Image Credit: Jaap Buitendijk / Summit Entertainment)

Shailene Woodley Theo James in DIVERGENT (Image Credit: Jaap Buitendijk / Summit Entertainment)

This coming March, another popular young adult novel will be heading to a theatre near you. Similar in structure to The Hunger Games, Divergent by Veronica Roth sees a teenage heroine fight for personal identity and fairness in a post-apocalyptic world. But, other than that, Divergent greatly differs from The Hunger Games and people need to know this before they see the film! So, below is a list of five reasons why you shouldn’t just write it off: Continue reading

Get a look at the Dauntless Tattoos in the new ‘Divergent’ character posters!

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The official movie poster for Divergent was released by Summit Entertainment. In case you’re out of the loop, Divergent is the next big book to screen movie adaptation coming in March 2014. The poster shows off Tris and Four on a high-up cropping of some kind in full Dauntless dress (complete with a weapon for Four). In the background is a peek of the interpretation of Veronica Roth’s dystopian Chicago. You can even see the ferris wheel that comes up in the beginning of the book. These are all good signs for book lovers everywhere waiting in anticipation.

Along with the movie poster, character posters for the Dauntless faction characters came out. There were seven character posters total. There had been unofficial versions of Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James) floating around the internet. But this is pretty much the first look at Christina, Tori, Peter and a few others. The best part is we get a hint of the tattoos that are common in the Dauntless faction. Check out the posters below and keep watching The Daily Quirk for more updates as they come.
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Theo James and Shailene Woodley in DIVERGENT (Image Credit: Summit Entertainment)

‘Divergent’ Movie Trailer Debuts at Video Music Awards! Watch it now!

Theo James and Shailene Woodley in DIVERGENT  (Image Credit: Summit Entertainment)

Theo James and Shailene Woodley in DIVERGENT (Image Credit: Summit Entertainment)

Fans of Veronica Roth’s Divergent series were given a sneak peek at the first trailer for the upcoming movie adaptation during last night’s Video Music Awards on MTV. The movie, starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Kate Winslet, is slated to hit the silver screen in March 2014.

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The Latest on the ‘Divergent’ Movie Adaptation!

Shailene Woodley Theo James in DIVERGENT (Image Credit: Jaap Buitendijk / Summit Entertainment)

Shailene Woodley Theo James in DIVERGENT (Image Credit: Jaap Buitendijk / Summit Entertainment)

Based on the young adult novel written by Veronica Roth, Divergent already has quite the following. When it was announced that this popular novel was going to be made into a movie, fans were overjoyed. At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, the cast of Divergent sat down at a panel, ready to discuss all the details of the upcoming movie and their roles. Continue reading

Check out the latest images from ‘Divergent!’

Shailene Woodley and Theo James in DIVERGENT (Image Credit: Jaap Buitendijk / Summit Entertainment)

Shailene Woodley and Theo James in DIVERGENT (Image Credit: Jaap Buitendijk / Summit Entertainment)

Even though March seems like an awfully long time from now, Summit Entertainment is wasting no time releasing new stills from its upcoming monster Divergent. The film, starring Shailene Woodley and Theo James, has a rabid fandom just waiting for the premiere and Summit is keeping its interest fed with new stills. Check out the images below! Continue reading

Check out the first still of Theo James as Tobias ‘Four’ Eaton in “Divergent”!

Theo James in DIVERGENT (Image Credit: Jaap Buitendijk / Summit Entertainment)

Theo James in DIVERGENT (Image Credit: Jaap Buitendijk / Summit Entertainment)

So far we’ve gotten sneak peeks of Shailene Woodley as Tris Prior in two pivotal scenes from the movie adaptation of Veronica Roth’s young adult dystopian thriller, Divergent, but today we got our first look at Theo James in the much talked about role of Tobias “Four” Eaton. The hotly debated role went to James after months of speculation that four other actors were in the running to play Woodley’s love interest in the film and some interesting comments from Woodley on the type of man she would like for the part. Now that we’ve gotten our first glimpse of the big screen version of “Four,” we want to know what you think of James in the role! Make you opinions known in the comments below and check out all three released stills from Divergent here on The Daily Quirk.
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Divergent Movie announces casting of Tobias “Four” Eaton!

Divergent (Image Credit: Veronica Roth) / Theo James (Image Credit: Crestock)

Divergent (Image Credit: Veronica Roth) / Theo James (Image Credit: Crestock)

The most highly anticipated and hotly debated role in the Divergent movie franchise has finally been cast! After months worth of speculation, messages tweeted and deleted, and multiple screen tests, the film has finally found its leading man. Ladies and gentleman, meet the big screen version of Tobias “Four” Eaton, actor Theo James!

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