MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD FOR “The Divergent Series: Allegiant” BOOKS & FILMS
With the third book in Veronica Roth’s “Divergent” trilogy being split into two films, the controversial twist towards the end of that third book “Allegiant” would likely be saved for the second part.
The big question is of course if the twist itself – that main heroine Tris (Shailene Woodley) doesn’t survive in the end – will make it intact from page to screen. The film series’ producer Todd Lieberman tells Collider it will if he gets his way:
“We’re taking Allegiant and splitting it into two, so the first part of it won’t go that far. But yeah, the book had that ending, and there was certainly controversy over it. Personally, I feel that it’s an important arc for that character. But we haven’t actually discussed too much of that yet…They’re beloved characters. I can see how that would cause a controversy. Sometimes you have to make bold choices, creatively. I’m always in favor of that.”
He also says both “The Divergent Series: Allegiant: Part 1” and “The Divergent Series: Allegiant: Part 2” will boast much bigger and more imaginative visuals:
“I don’t want to promise too much, but I can say that the things that we’ve talked about have been very, very cool. There’s going to be some really mind-blowing visuals. Those who have read the book know where it goes. It goes into a whole different world, and we’re really excited to explore that.”
Filming on “The Divergent Series: Allegiant: Part 1” begins May 18th ahead of a March 18th 2016 release.