It’s been some time since Lionsgate offered any update on the Divergent franchise; last eyed to complete Ascendant as a TV movie while launching a small-screen extension of the series. Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller have both offered their doubts on participating in the TV wrap-up, and we can now add Theo James among the chorus of stars unwilling to carry on continuity.
Not to confuse you or anything, but this is the first full official trailer for Underworld: Blood Wars — even though you may have understandably thought that the first trailer was, you know, the first one. But that was a “Legacy” trailer, which offered a little recap of the previous films along with a preview of the upcoming sequel. This is a “full official trailer,” which means it’s for Underworld veterans only. No newbies allowed.
13 years after the first Underworld movie hit theaters, the vampire and lycan war rages on and yet, somehow, Kate Beckinsale is not exhausted. You’d think that five movies in, Beckinsale’s vampire protagonist might need a quick nap, but nope — someone’s gotta stay in the middle of this battle, which looks to be just as ridiculous and bloody and blue-tinged as ever in the first trailer for Underworld: Blood Wars.
There are only three Divergent books. But there’s going to be four movies. Because when you take a popular series of young-adult novels and turn them into a series of movies, you always split the last one. That’s just the rule. If you don’t, they kick you out of Hollywood.
Underworld is one of the more surprisingly enduring film franchises, and after rumors of a potential reboot following 2012's Underworld: Awakening, Kate Beckinsale’s vampire hero Selene is returning for the tentatively-titled Underworld 5. Filming has officially begun in Prague for the upcoming sequel, which features a few familiar faces and a handful of potentially exciting, new ones.
Sure, we just got a new ‘Insurgent’ trailer during the Super Bowl, but who can ever truly get enough of Shailene Woodley kicking ass and fighting Kate Winslet’s sinister bureaucracy? A new ‘Insurgent’ trailer has arrived, giving us more of the Divergent revolution, more action, and more Octavia Spencer looking pretty dang wise and fierce.
The latest poster for ‘Insurgent’ continues the trend we’ve seen throughout the all of the film’s marketing: showcase Shailene Woodley and a lot of broken glass and the kids will come. Oh, yeah. And Theo James, too. But c’mon, who really cares about that guy when you have the star of ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ doing her best Chow Yun-Fat impression?
There’s plenty of movement on the ‘Divergent’ franchise front today: we have the first official image from the upcoming sequel, ‘Insurgent,’ featuring Shailene Woodley and her co-stars running away from … something. It could be the evil government, or it could be a dinosaur. Maybe ‘Insurgent’ is doing some cross-promotion with ‘Jurassic World.’ We just don’t know. Additionally, ‘Insurgent’ director Robert Schwentke has signed on to helm the next film in the series. Big day for the ‘—ent’ series.
Shailene Woodley and Theo James are back in the next installment of the YA-adapting franchise. In this first teaser, a house flies.
A couple of weeks ago we reported on a reboot of the 'Underworld' franchise, which delivered its fourth film -- 'Underworld: Awakening' -- in 2012. But it seems that news was only slightly premature as Lakeshore Entertainment is moving ahead with a sequel, not a reboot, and they're bringing back 'Awakening' star Theo James to reprise the role of vampire David for the fifth film.