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The vacuum that has been left by the end of the Hunger Games franchise has likely left many fans with a void in their life when it comes to the female heroine teenage dystopian nightmare portion of their lives. Luckily, The Divergent Series is only half done at this point. The next film in the series, Allegiant, has released its final trailer which shows that just because our heroes are crossing the wall, doesn’t mean their situation will be improving. Check it out below.
Following the events of the last film, the characters leave Chicago to see exactly what it is that exists beyond the wall. While they at first believe they’ve found a peaceful new home, as this trailer makes clear, things are not quite as they seem. Apparently, Tris (Shailene Woodley) is even more special than we thought, as she is a genetically pure individual. Apparently, what makes you an outcast in one society makes you the chosen one in another. For Jeff Daniels, this fact is a really big deal, as it means Tris needs to be protected. However, it appears that protection may come at the expense of all of her friends, as they don’t share the same purity. We’re assuming her genes are now necessary for helping to repopulate the obviously damaged planet. That’s usually how these things go.

As is now common practice for movies based on a series of books, Allegiant is actually only the first half of the third novel in the trilogy, so while this film will get us started on the road to the finale, it will still be a while before we actually get there. It might be even longer than anticipated as Robert Schwentke, the director of The Divergent Series: Allegiant who was supposed to direct the last installment as well, just left the film. Schwentke began his tenure with the project with The Divergent Series: Insurgent, and was supposed to take the franchise home but recently decided that he needs a break, which has left the final film in the series, subtitled Ascendent, without a director.

With these films being released a year apart from each other, it doesn’t leave a large margin to fill the director’s chair and still keep the final film on schedule. We will have to see how quickly they’re able to find a replacement who’s interested in picking up the tail-end of a series without having been involved in any of the previous parts.

The Divergent Series: Allegiant is scheduled for its debut in theaters on March 18. How excited are you for the next chapter in this franchise?