Pretty sure I’m a little late for the casting frenzy, but IT’S ‘BOUT TIME!
It’s confirmed. There’s no butt-kicking needed to be done to the Divergent casting team:
Shailene Woodley as Tris
I’m actually pretty happy with this choice. Shailene’s looking like the vulnerable, headstrong Tris I’m used to. Also, she looks young enough to be 16, and I’m having no problems imagining her with short hair for Insurgent.
Errmmm… okay this is totally not what I was expecting. To be fair, I was kind of rooting for Matt Lanter (90210 Liam) to complete the mysterious but smokin’ hawt look, so obviously Theo James wasn’t going to be my first choice. However, even though he looks mildly okay to be 18, and he does look like he’s hiding some deep dark secret all the time, this guy looks a little too cocky for Four. I’m about 85% on board with this casting choice, but I think by the time I see him in the Dauntless ensemble I’ll be too excited to see the movie that I’ll forget all about his ‘cockiness’.
Jai Courtney as Eric
It’s the guy from Jack Reacher! and Die Hard 5.0! I’ve seen him as an evul villain in his sooper-sekrit-hideout and he does a damn good job- no problems here.
Kate Winslet as Jeanine
Oh whoa. I was hearing rumors but I never actually thought she’d take up a role for a YA book-to-movie adaptation. I’m not a huge fan of Titanic, but she’d be a great Jeanine- I mean look at her! She’s looking pretty psyched for world domination.
Ansel Elgort as Caleb
I’m not really familiar with him, so I guess I can happily scream at his traitorous ass in the future Insurgent movie without feeling conflicted.
Zoe Kravitz as Christina
Again, I haven’t seen much of her but I’m happy that they are also starring new actors/actresses. She looks fun and wild enough to be Christina and sweet enough to fall in love with Will (who’s playing him, by the way?!) Approved!
Maggie Q as Tori
Holy daemon babies. NO. NO. NO.
I love Maggie Q too much for her to be Tori. WHY?!
Originally I actually liked Tori (she reminds me a little of Billy from Unearthly), but by the end of Insurgent.. it just broke my heart. But good news, because Maggie Q is my absolute favorite kickass actress (I mean, take a look at Nikita!) and I know for sure she’ll have no problem doing all those ninja moves and slugging people like Tori can..she’s one badass double agent that you don’t want on your bad side.
I hear deals are closing with The Dark Knight‘s Aaron Eckhart, Dexter‘s Ray Stevenson, and Project X’s Miles Teller, but characters are not to be revealed!
Although I’m uber pleased with these casting choices, this is SO NOT an excuse to push the date for Divergent #3 (which doesn’t even have a title by the way) to October!
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