In an effort to promote the feature adaptation of Veronica Roth’s Divergent series, Summit has begun releasing character posters that emphasize the tattoo art of some of the lead and supporting characters. Back in September, we got a look at Shailene Woodley as the film’s protagonist Tris Prior, and the three ravens tattooed on her collarbone. We also saw Theo James, who plays Four in the film, with his back covered by Faction symbols. More recently, Summits has given us a look at Tori (Maggie Q) and Max (Mekhi Phifer), both of whom are demonstrating Dauntless pride with their ink.
Divergent is set in dystopian Chicago where society is broken up into five factions, which determines a person's way of life and role among society. The Dauntless faction is front and center in this story, as lead character Tris makes the choice to leave her family's faction and join Dauntless, where she then begins her training. She eventually gets the raven tattoos. Tori is the local tattoo artist, and a fellow Dauntless. She’s also the one to reveal to Tris that she’s Divergent -- meaning she'll never fit into any one faction -- a secret Tris must keep as she undergoes her training. Tori's poster (above) reveals the hawk on her back.
"In some parts of the ancient world, the hawk symbolized the sun. Back when I got this, I figured if I always had the sun on me, I wouldn’t be afraid of the dark. . . . Now it reminds me of the fear I’ve overcome."
And here’s Max’s poster, which shows off the tattoos on his fist:
"Dauntless is about ordinary acts of bravery and having the courage to stand up for another. Respect that, do us proud."
In the book, Max is the Dauntless leader who’s there at the rooftop when Tris and the other initiates are about to take the plunge by leaping off the building and down into Dauntless headquarters.
I don’t think we saw Max in the first trailer that was released last summer, but Tori’s definitely in there a couple of times:
Divergent fans are likely still recovering from the third and final book in the trilogy, which released at the end of last month. While Allegiant wrapped up the series, Roth still has three more Four-focused eShorts (in addition to the previously released The Transfer) set to release between now and when Divergent hits theaters. Here’s the schedule for their release:
October 22 - Allegiant.
December 17 - The Initiate.
January 21 - The Son.
February 11 - The Traitor.
And then the feature adaptation of Divergent arrives in theaters March 21, 2014.