BleedingCool recently met up with Shailene Woodley and Veronica Roth to talk about DIVERGENT and ALLEGIANT while they were in the UK. Shailene who was told the ending of Allegiant thinks “it’s awesome” and that she’s “such a fan!”. We also have confirmation of the UK release date of DIVERGENT, April 4th 2014. Check out an excerpt of the interview below:
When we spoke to Woodley, she told us that the reason she picked Divergent over the other franchise scripts she received was because there were so many metaphors for today’s society in the novel. “I thought that was so fascinating, and the emotions that a book like that could create. It was set in the future and it was a completely different world than what we’re used to.”
Roth, who recently released Allegiant, the third and final book in the trilogy after Divergent andInsurgent, said it’s been hard “letting her baby out there to be judged.” The ending to Allegiant has been widely discussed online with hugely varied responses to the shocking, and unexpected, finale.
“It’s been mixed but it was always going to be”, says Roth. Woodley added that although she hadn’t yet finished the second novel, she has asked to be told how the third book would end – “I think it’s awesome, and the coolest decision that’s ever happened in the young adult novel world. I’m such a fan!”
As Becky said, Divergent has been scheduled for release on April 4th next year. It does seem to be a cut above a lot of other films in this subgenre.
To read the full interview, check out the article over at BleedingCool.