Still hoping that The Divergent Series can fill the void that The Hunger Games is leaving as it wraps up, Summit Entertainment is doing their best to hype the upcoming second installment, Insurgent. (You’re probably either psyched for this movie or not.) To further their goal, the studio has released these five new animated character posters.
Insurgent picks up in the wake of the first film, and finds heroine Beatrice “Tris” Prior (Shailene Woodley) looking for both answers and allies in the ruins of a post-apocalyptic Chicago. She and Four (Theo James) are on the run from Jeanine (Kate Winslet) and the ruling Erudite faction, and they need to find out why her family sacrificed themselves and why they are so dangerous. “Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, Tris, with Four at her side, faces one impossible challenge after another as they unlock the truth about the past and ultimately the future of their world.”
What we’ve seen this time around is way different than what came before. There’s almost a psychedelic element to much of the promotion building up to this, from that dream-like teaser trailer to these new moving images. They don’t tell you much about what is going on in this movie, but they do introduce some new faces into the mix, namely Octavia Spencer and Naomi Watts, and they set a grim, ominous tone of destruction and chaos.
First up, you have Tris, and her poster has the slogan, “There is hope inside us all.”
Four’s poster reads, “There is war inside us all,” because he’s the badass.
Jeanine’s understandably says, “There is evil inside us all.” She is rather evil after all.
Spencer plays Johanna Reyes, a member of the Amity faction, hence the “There is peace inside us all” tagline. She has some big choices to make in the action to follow.
Watts plays Evelyn Johnson-Eaton, who is the leader of the Factionless—not to mention one other important role that we won’t ruin here—and is driven to end the conflict once and for all.
Robert Schwentke (RED) takes over the directing duties from Neil Burger, and we also learned that The Divergent Series: Insurgent has been up converted into IMAX. The film opens domestically on March 20, and on March 18 in international territories.