Theo James adds his statement regarding final DIVERGENT Film

DIVERGENT actor Theo James becomes the third major player in the movie series to make a statement about the final movie, ASCENDANT.

It should probably not be a surprise to anyone, but according to Hypable, it seems that Theo James, who played Four in the first three Divergent films, will likely not return to play him again for the final movie. The movie, Ascendant, will be the fourth and final movie of the series. Unfortunately, however, Lionsgate had made an announcement earlier this year to skip the film’s release on the big screen to releasing it as a TV-movie.

Since the announcement, actress Shailene Woodley, who plays the main protagonist Tris, and actor Miles Teller, who plays semi-antagonist Peter, have stated they were not likely to come back due to the change. Now James has joined them, adding the same sentiment.

“I think it’s a shame that we can’t finish the story,” he said, “but I think it’s evolving in a place where the actors that have been in the three movies probably won’t be in whatever it evolves to in the future.”

Even with a contract in place, the fact that the movie will be made into a TV-movie instead of a feature film could be the loophole that allows the original cast members a way out.

Four (James), Peter (Miles Teller), and Tris (Shailene Woodley) in a scene from Allegiant.

All of this is not surprising, but it’s still heartbreaking.

In an earlier conference call with our Lionsgate reps, it’s also 99% unlikely that they will change their minds about putting it on the big screen, so this brings the fans at an awful plateau of not knowing, which can soon be turned into not caring (some fans are already there.)

Whatever happens, we can only hope that it all turns out better for everyone eventually. Of course, we’ll be keeping you updated as soon as we hear more about Divergent, including the plans for a TV series to follow.

As for Theo James, you can see him in the upcoming fifth Underworld movie, Underworld: Blood Wars in theaters on January 6, 2017, where he reprises his role as the lycan David.


By Nat, the Geek Girl

Southern California native who likes movies, books (Shadowhunter Chronicles, NA, YA fantasy, Red Rising series), TV shows (The Sandman), and San Diego Comic-Con. I also like to write, but don't get to do much of that aside from on here. I fell into the BTS rabbit hole, and I refuse to leave.

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