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ALLEGIANT and ASCENDANT: Final Two Movies in the DIVERGENT SERIES Get New Titles

When it comes to turning book series into movies, splitting the final book into two films is all the rage. We got two Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and two Twilight Saga: End of the Shiny Vampires. (I think that was the title.) Even the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War is going to be two movies, and that's not even based on a book.

The Divergent Series is going to add a little bit of creativity to this trend. MTV News revealed on Thursday that the final two movies of the franchise, which were originally titled The Divergent Series: Allegiant — Part 1 and The Divergent Series: Allegiant — Part 2, are now titled The Divergent Series: Allegiant and The Divergent Series: Ascendant. Sure, Summit and Lionsgate are still cashing in twice on a single book, but at least they're trying to hide the money grab.

Only with the emergence of Divergents — people like Tris, who possess multiple distinct personality qualities — could the truth be revealed. And that’s exactly where the renamed “The Divergent Series: Allegiant” (notice the lack of “Part 1″) picks up on March 18, 2016; as Tris and Four head over the wall to discover what remains of the rest of the world.

Then the next year on March 24, 2017, the whole series comes to an explosive close with “The Divergent Series: Ascendant.” Both movies will be based on Veronica Roth’s best-selling novel “Allegiant,” but will also expand on the story in ways we can only guess at (though we’re going to guess that Tris does several badass things, and Four doesn’t quite get along with his parents — mild spoilers).

MTV News also revealed the new logos for the two movies. Exciting stuff.

ALLEGIANT and ASCENDANT: Final Two Movies in the DIVERGENT SERIES Get New Titles Reviewed by Bill Kuchman on 9/11/2015 Rating: 5

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