The first full trailer for The Divergent Series: Insurgent (yes, that’s what they’re really calling it) has just landed online, and revolution is the name of the game, as Katniss Everdeen fights against the – No, wait. That’s the other franchise, isn’t it?
I’ll admit, having not read any of Veronica Roth’s series, I have absolutely no idea what any of this means. But having got all the teen angst love and training stuff out of the way, the action quota has certainly been upped this time around. In fear of becoming too cynical, the action here looks thrilling and Shailene Woodley looks far more comfortable as Tris than she did last time out.
Fans of the series will most certainly lap up of every second of this trailer, but for the rest of us, one can’t help but notice certain similarities between this and a certain other YA franchise. In fact, the plot beats are so similar that you’d be forgiven that this was part of that franchise as well.
The majority of the original cast is back for this one, with added additions including Octavia Spencer as Johanna (dear God, they even have the same character names) and Naomi Watts as President Alma –- I mean Evelyn as leader of the resistance.
Anyway, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part—, I mean The Divergent Series: Insurgent is out next March.