The Divergent Series: Ascendant Director Leaves the Project

Robert Schwentke will no longer be directing the final installment of the Divergent Series, Ascendant.

According to Deadline, Schwentke simply “needed a break” after filming Insurgent and Allegiant in quick succession.

Lionsgate will now be rushing to find a new director, as Ascendant’s release date of June 9, 2017 is just over a year away.

Instead of being called “Part 1” and “Part 2”, the final two films in the Divergent series were recently renamed. The next one, The Divergent Series: Allegiant, is due for release on March 18.

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