Miles Teller May Not Star in 'Divergent: Ascendant' TV Movie
Lionsgate's controversial decision to pull the plug on the "Divergent" film franchise and air the last installment, "Ascendant," as a TV movie instead, was understandably met with some backlash from diehard fans of the series. Even the stars of the films themselves were caught off guard, with lead Shailene Woodley recently revealing that she learned the news alongside the rest of the world.
It remains to be seen whether or not Woodley will reprise her role as Tris (she's said she hasn't made a decision yet), though we can't imagine that the star will make her way back onto the small screen. And it seems co-star Miles Teller is in a similar situation, still shellshocked by the news and unsure whether or not he'll now finish out the franchise.
"I've talked to nobody," Teller told Variety about the switch from film to TV. "I found out 20 minutes before Variety printed it."
His additional comments made it seem unlikely that he'd be back for "Ascendant."
"When we all signed on for the first one we had every intention of finishing it theatrically," the actor explained. "We signed on for x amount of movies and you take that all into consideration. We wanted to see that storyline finish. You know, it's moving into a different format. So who knows?"
That doesn't exactly bode well for fans of the films and the existing cast. And it's still not a done deal that "Ascendant" will actually appear on the small screen, since Lionsgate has yet to make any public comment on the matter. Fans will have to wait and see if they get any ending at all.
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