There has been a massive amount of speculation going on over Summit Entertainment’s (and especially Divergent’s) presence at San Diego Comic-Con 2013. The speculation and rumors even went so far to a fake Lionsgate press release and analyzing any bit of information we could get from leaks, what actors said and more. But today, the studio has FINALLY confirmed their plans for Divergent at Comic-Con 2013 and we can now say that Divergent WILL be there with their own panel.
The panel will feature a Q&A and MOVIE FOOTAGE! The first footage ever seen of Divergent! Take a look at the official press release below:
Summit Entertainment will showcase the film adaption of the #1 New York Times best-selling novel, DIVERGENT at Comic-Con 2013.Hall H Panel – The studio’s panel on Thursday, July 18th will feature the first footage ever seen of the futuristic thriller and a Q&A with DIVERGENT’S filmmakers and cast, including novelist Veronica Roth, director Neil Burger, and cast members Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Miles Teller, Maggie Q, Ansel Elgort, Mekhi Phifer, Ben Lamb, Ben Lloyd-Hughes and Christian Madsen.Convention Floor Booth – Summit Entertainment’s booth located within the Grand Hall will highlight DIVERGENT. Exclusive premium promotional items will be distributed to the attendees walking the convention floor and cast members will sign autographs for booth visitors.DIVERGENT Film Information:Based on Veronica Roth’s #1 New York Times best-selling novel, DIVERGENT is a thrilling action adventure set in a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities. Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) is warned she is “divergent” and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all divergents, she must find out what makes being different so dangerous before it’s too late.Directed by Neil Burger from a script by Vanessa Taylor. Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher are producing the project via their Red Wagon Entertainment banner along with Pouya Shahbazian. Red Wagon’s Rachel Shane is executive producing.The film will be released domestically on March 21, 2014
These are such exciting news! Summit Entertainment has so much faith in Divergent and I’m sure so many initiates will be there to support the film. Are you going to Comic-Con this year? If not, stay tuned! I will be there and will be covering every bit of Divergent news that is released.
What scene do you think will be shown during this year’s Comic-Con?
UPDATE: And we can add another cast members to our list of attendees! Amy Newbold (who plays Molly in Divergent) has just announced that she will also be in attendance for the Comic-Con panel on thursday! Although her name is not on the press release seen yesterday, Amy confirmed this through a tweet:
— Amy Newbold (@newbieames) July 2, 2013
It’s great to see that she will be joining the rest of the cast members at the Comic-Con panel this year! Hopefully next year she can stay longer for that conference she mentioned.