The Divergent film series started out strong, but it has been slowly running out of gas. Following a rough time at the box office by the last film, the plans for the end of the series are up in the air. Apparently, they're so up in the air that Shailene Woodley doesn't really know what's going on. During a recent interview for her new movie, Snowden, Woodley was asked what her plans were for the final part ofThe Divergent Series. It appears that at this point, there are no plans for anybody involved.
They haven't finalized any decisions, so it's actually a moot point to talk about it now, out of respect to Lionsgate and everyone involved. I'm not exactly sure where they stand so we are kind of all in a limbo game. I signed up to tell the whole story of Tris [the protagonist in the franchise based on Veronica Roth's novels], and I would love to be able to do that. Nothing would make me happier.
The report that The Divergent series would finish up on television, rather than the big screen, was some shocking news that hit earlier this summer following a less than stellar box office performance for The Divergent Series: Allegiant. While fans were certainly shocked by this, the stars reportedly were as well, as nobody had apparently told them of this drastic change. At this point, nobody really seems to know what's going on. Lionsgate has never officially confirmed the report that the series is moving to TV. It would appear that Shailene Woodley is trying to not say anything to rock the boat until final decisions are made. However, she does reiterate that she "didn't sign up for a TV show."
If the star of the movies doesn't know what's going on, then it would appear that nobody does. Certainly, Lionsgate would want to sign Shailene Woodley to star in their TV movie to finish out the series of films, even if there are no plans to keep her for the TV series that is expected to follow. However, if they had spoken to her, then the actress would at least have an idea of what the plan is. Based on what Woodley told The Today Show, it would seem that maybe the TV plan is only a possible end to the series, perhaps a big screen wrap up is still a possibility as well. Woodley has made it clear which one she prefers to be a part of, which may have something to do with which decision is eventually made. The fact that she seems to know that no decision has been made is news in itself.
The Divergent Series: Ascendant was set for a June 2017 release. At this point we can guess that won't be happening, as the film would be in production right now. Once an actual decision has been made we'll certainly let you know right here.