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The Divergent: Ascendant loses its director…

February 12th, 2016 by Jonathan Snelling Comments


Robery Schwentke, director of The Divergent Series: Insurgent and The Divergent Series: Allegiant, is said to be leaving the series before completing the final film Divergent: Ascendant.

Schwentke’s departure is reported be because “the director needed a break, after Insurgent and Allegiant, back to back.” (didn’t we all?).

His relationship with Lionsgate is also apparently still good.

The Divergent series started with the 2014 film Divergent, directed by Neil Burger, and continued last year with Insurgent and this year with Allegiant, directed by Schwentke. The films have not done well in the box office or with the critics so it’s very surprising they have got this far. The release date for Ascendant is June 2017, a tall order to fill if they don’t find a replacement soon.

In a slightly ironic twist, the new posters are here for The Divergent Series: Allegiant, arriving in theaters March 18.

Source: io9

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My name is Jonathan Snelling. I’ve been a movie fan for a long time now and last year completed a degree in Film and Television Studies at Aberystwyth University. It’s hard to choose a favourite film but I’ve always been a major fan of Christopher Nolan’s Batman saga. I’m really interested to see how Ben Affleck does in Dawn of Justice as it's set to be an incredible film. I’m usually willing to see any genre but naturally some more so than others.