According to Divergent‘s official Facebook page , Allegiant will be split into two movies! Though this may or may not be actually necessary, we initiates should be excited none the less – more movies! Yay!
A few book-to-movie adaptation series have done this in the recent past few years, (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 & 2, Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 & 2, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 & 2) so it was kind of expecting that the Divergent series would do the same.
“Veronica Roth brings her captivating story to a masterful conclusion in Allegiant, a rich, action-packed book with material that is ideally suited to two strong and fulfilling movies,” said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chairmen Friedman and Wachsberger. “The storytelling arc and world of the characters lend themselves perfectly to two films, a storytelling strategy that has worked very well for us on the two Twilight Breaking Dawn films and about which we’re tremendously enthusiastic for the two upcoming Mockingjay films of The Hunger Games franchise.”
The dates that have been released are for Allegiant Part 1, which is to come out March 18, 2016 as well as Allegiant Part 2, which should be released March 24, 2017. The studio is definitely planning far ahead, but we’re thankful for it!