The Divergents will destroy society, at least according to Kate Winslet’s sinister villain Jeanine in this new TV spot for The Divergent Series: Insurgent, part two of the now four-part saga. We’re still not exactly sure why they’re such a threat to the status quo, other than they’re different and can think for themselves, which is always a problem in teen centric dystopias like this, but there has to be more to the story than just that, and figuring out what makes her so dangerous seems like it’s going to be an important part of the heroic quest of protagonist Beatrice “Tris” Prior (Shailene Woodley). Summit Entertainment has also unveiled a new gallery of photos to introduce some of the new faces and reacquaint you with some old ones.
They’re definitely playing up the action and adventure portion of the movie in this spot. It does, however, focus more on what’s going down in the real world, rather than those crazy, fever dream looking scenes that have been so prevalent in the marketing up to this point. There are still some exploding skyscrapers and flying buildings, stuff that appears to be part of those internal vision quests the characters go on from time to time, but there’s some nuts and bolts plot stuff too. For instance, you your first look at Naomi Watts’ Evelyn, the leader of the factionless, who play a larger part in this chapter.
After discovering what’s really going on in the first installment, Insurgent finds Tris and her hunky boyfriend Four (Theo James) on the run from Jeanine and her Erudite forces. They must find out the secret behind why Tris’ family sacrificed themselves, as well as unravel the secret about who she is and what makes her such a threat. But they’ll also need help along the way and search for allies as they gear up for war.
This mass of photos introduces some new characters. You see Evelyn, Marcus Eaton (Ray Stevenson), Johanna (Octavia Spencer), Jack Kang (Daniel Dae Kim), and a few others. There are also quite a few familiar faces to see in this collection as well, like Tori (Maggie Q), Christina (Zoe Kravitz), Tris’ mom Natalie (Ashley Judd), Eric (Jai Courtney), Max (Mekhi Pfifer), and Peter (Miles Teller), among others.
The Divergent Series: Insurgent opens everywhere on March 20, while the final chapter in Veronica Roth’s trilogy, Allegiant, will be broken up into two pieces and arrive in theaters over the next two years.