New Animated INSURGENT Character Portraits

We’ve already shown you the flip-flopped character posters, but now we have animated Insurgent character posters, too, and they’re pretty badass!

Get ready for more action and astonishing visual effects when THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT hits theaters AND IMAX® 3D on MARCH 20, 2015! To give you a taste of what’s to come this spring, we have FIVE incredible new animated character portraits that use the same impressive special effects found in the movie. These beautiful portraits feature your favorite stars, including Shailene Woodley (Tris), Theo James (Four), Naomi Watts (Evelyn), and Academy Award® winners Kate Winslet (Jeanine) and Octavia Spencer (Johanna). Download the link below and take a look at the portraits that capture the essence of the film through simulations of peace, hope, evil, war, and obsession.

Plus, Theo James and Shailene Woodley spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the sequel to Divergent. Here are some highlights from that interview:

“She’s left with a lot of confusion as far as what the future holds,” Shailene Woodley told EW. “But she’s also left with a lot of guilt from the war, from losing her parents and from Will, so [in Insurgent] you see a newfound strength in her for revenge, as well as a lot of internal battles that she’s trying to weave her way around.”

For those who read the book, you’ll know that Four’s journey becomes more personal now as he deals with his love for Tris, his distrust of his father, and the return of his mother.

“[In this film], you see a more vulnerable Four,” James said. “Before, he had nothing to lose in a way until he falls in love with [Tris], and then there are stakes. But now, he’s in love with this woman so he’s more concerned about losing her and because she’s kind of this self sacrificing person, part of the storyline is him saying, ‘Your life does mean something; don’t just throw it away.’ And then with his mother, there’s lots and lots of complexity there. I didn’t want to push that too hard because I didn’t want it to be like, ‘Boohoo, poor guy with his parents.’ It is there, of course, but it’s not like you’re going to see him sobbing in the bathroom or something.”

And Tris’ challenge is brought up through the simulations/dreamscapes she goes through.

“This film definitely takes it to the next level as far as the way that they emotionally treat the characters,” Woodley said. “It’s much darker, I would say, just because you see inside of Jeanine’s world, [and] you see inside of Tris’ mind a little bit more. Tris has a lot of dream sequences that haunt her throughout the film so I think all of those combined lead to a darker tone.”

From when we last see them at the end of Divergent, Tris, along with Four, Peter, Caleb, and Four’s father, Marcus Eaton, they set out to escape from Jeanine’s grasp and seek refuge.

“[In] this movie, I wanted it to be clear that obviously things have changed and he’s fallen in love with Shai’s character, but at the same time, he’s still the same man. So I don’t want him to suddenly be like Prince Charming or something,” Theo James said. “So when you first meet him, he is trying to protect her at the beginning of the movie, and calm her, and make sure she doesn’t make any mistakes. But at the same time, they’re fugitives in this faction that they shouldn’t be in, and he knows that they’ve got to move quickly. And then all hell breaks loose.”

As far as filming went for them, it was apparent the action scenes were going to be fun for them, and on a grander scale.

“It definitely had bigger scope which was great,” James said. “I think we all felt like, if you’re going to make another movie, you need to make it better than the first one. It’s more adult. You maintain those elements of the original but it’s also a bit of a bigger and a darker film which I think it lends itself to just being more generally appealing.”

Theo-James has an animated Insurgent posterI gotta say, just looking at these posters makes my neck feel sore.


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