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Finally, Divergent gets the back-to-the-camera hero shot poster we’ve all been waiting for. I think Captain America would approve. Hot poster trends aside, how great does Shailene Woodley look as the film’s protagonist Tris Prior in the feature adaptation of Veronica Roth’s popular novel? Out on a ledge, the dystopian Chicago backdrop can be seen in the distance, and her trainer and eventual love interest Four (Theo James) looking crouched and ready for whatever's ahead. The words over the title read "What makes you different makes you dangerous," a nod to Tris’ secret nature as a "Divergent" among a society where fitting in is a way of life.
This new poster comes to us from Yahoo, just a day ahead of the anticipated trailer for the film. And it follows the excellent character posters, which showcase the Dauntless characters’ tattoos. Speaking of which, are those ravens flying in a distance in the above image? We can also see a glimpse of the ferris wheel, which serves as a setting for one memorable scene in the story. Beyond those little details, I think the poster does a nice job of showing off its strong female lead.
Directed by Neil Burger, Divergent is set in dystopian Chicago where society is broken up into five factions, which determine people’s way of life. The story follows Woodley’s Tris, who learns that she’s "Divergent," which means she’ll never quite fit in with any one faction. She must keep this a secret as she chooses her faction and begins her training, which puts her in the company of Theo James' Four, a faction trainer who sees Tris' potential. Much of the first book -- and presumably the film -- covers Tris' training as she attempts to adapt to her new faction while trying to keep her divergent status a secret. In addition to Woodley and James, the film’s cast includes Maggie Q, Jai Courtney, Miles Teller, Zoe Kravitz, Ansel Elgort, Ray Stevenson, Kate Winslet and Tony Goldwyn.
We saw some footage from the film over the summer, and tomorrow Summit will release a full trailer. Check out Shailene Woodley teasing the new preview in the video below:
Divergent arrives in theaters March 21.
Summit seems to be aiming for strength and bravery in the way they depict the film's lead character in the art for the film. Check out Woodley’s character poster below for another example: