One subject that we try to avoid a lot is Divergent. It’s not because we don’t love the books – we do. It’s because once you got past the first movie, a huge disservice was done to the story and the fan base.
The thing is that we can all deal with things changing. It happens. That is life. What happened with Divergent is that a large portion of fans felt taken advantage of and at the same point cast aside.
The final movie didn’t need to be split in two. There was no need for it. And it may just be me, but I would prefer Ascendant never happen if it doesn’t happen with the original cast. See – Shailene Woodley became Tris and there is no one else that could truly be Four to me.
Anyhow, there is a lot of controversy around the series, but Veronica Roth addressed the issue today.
And dear heaven above are we thankful to finally hear from here.
Dear Divergent Readers,
I was not a part of the decision to split the last book into two parts, though I was curious to see how the movie team would accomplish it. And now the situation is a little uncertain as Lionsgate pursues another avenue for the final installment of the series. I, like you, am waiting to see what happens. As I’ve said in the past – and as Ally Carter notes in her excellent blog post on the subject – it’s uncommon for an author to have any creative control over the adaptations of his or her work. So while Lionsgate has certainly listened to my feedback, at the end of the day, they do what they think is best. I hope that whatever happens is right for the story and the characters, and I will certainly share whatever news I can moving forward.
Thank you for your continued excitement about the books/movies. In the meantime, I hope you’ll join me on a new adventure with my next book, Carve the Mark. There should be some exciting news about CtM popping up soon!
Who knows what will happen? I am off to read Carve the Mark...