Divergent Sequels Get Release Dates But Will Need New Directors

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YA franchise hopeful Divergent will lose its director Neil Burger after the first film, reports Variety. No official reason is given, but the report seems to indicate this is a matter of timing, as the first sequel, Insurgent, has been set for a March 20, 2015 release date and filming will begin in spring 2014.

Burger is currently in post-production on Divergent and will most likely be busy with that until it's released on March 21, 2014, which would leave him with no time to get a second film going.

Lionsgate isn't stopping there, as they've also dated the threequel, Allegiant, for March 18, 2016. So could they need two new directors? Anyway, this could all mean nothing if the first one bombs a la The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, but I'm hoping it won't. Shailene Woodley deserves better.

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