With the future of the “Divergent” series still undecided, it looks like its lead star has issued something of an ultimatum in regards to her involvement.
At last report in the trades, Lionsgate planned to make the fourth and final film in the series, “Ascendant,” as a TV movie which would lead into a spin-off TV series. Since that reveal back in July, some of the franchise’s stars have expressed reservations about returning.
On the weekend the film’s leading lady Shailene Woodley made headlines when she said she: “didn’t sign up to be in a television show.” On Monday’s Today show, she was asked “you won’t do the fourth movie?”. She responded:
“Well, I mean, if it’s a movie. 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.”
She did go on to say if it was a theatrical film she would definitely return.
“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.”
No word on when “Ascendant,” in whatever form it comes in, will premiere.