Shailene Woodley Fights And Faces Fears In New Divergent Spot

Divergent fans are likely celebrating the fact that we're just one day away from the one-month countdown to the arrival of the feature adaptation of Veronica Roth's novel. The Divergent "Winter Olympics Preview" spot to make the rounds gives us a few new peeks at the film, and shows its protagonist, Shailene Woodley's Tris, looking more fierce than ever, facing her fears, attacking a dog, shattering glass, and zip lining. Gifs and a few vague spoilers ahead...

Zip gif

This isn't the first peek at the zip-lining scene that we've glimpsed since they started promoting the film, however I think that's a bigger glimpse of this anticipated scene than we've seen so far, so that's exciting.

Set in dystopian Chicago, Divergent centers on Tris Prior, a teen who learns she's "Divergent," which makes her different from most people in the city, where society is broken up into five factions that determine how people live their lives. The TV spot shows some familiar footage, including Tris tackling the dog...


And emphasizes Tris's Divergent status, as Four (Theo James) explains to her that she's different because she can control and conquer her fears. While Kate Winslet's Jeanine Matthews looks formidable and makes threatening statements about wiping out all of the Divergents that threaten their way of life.

Amidst all of this, we get a glimpse of what appears to be Jai Courtney (the new Kyle Reese!) pulling a trigger...


I'm assuming by the haircut that we're looking at Eric there.

And Tris getting tough and rough...

Tris fight

And a pretty spoilery glimpse of what appears to be an assault on a community (intentionally vague description).


And it all leads up to Tris announcing her Divergent status...

I'm Divergent

It looks like she's been through some stuff by that point, but she seems pretty ok with saying what she is.

Divergent arrives in theaters March 21. For those looking to get their tickets early, as the film's Instagram feed recently announced, they go on sale March 4:

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