Theo James Will Not Reprise His Role As Four on 'Divergent:Ascendant?'

Nov 30, 2016 12:11 PM EST | By Brynn B.

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  • Theo James will star in the upcoming "Underworld: Blood Wars" movie.
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There are rumors that the actor who plays the character of Four in the movie franchise of "Divergent" will not be back for "Divergent: Ascendant", its last installment. Theo James, who stars in the series with Shailene Woodley is rumored to be having second thoughts about returning given that the last movie did not receive good ratings.

The last film for the series "Divergent: Allegiant" was released early this year. Unfortunately, it did not perform as well as the previous films and there are reports that "Divergent: Ascendant", which is expected to conclude the story of Tris Prior, will now be released on television instead of movie theaters.

But this plan is in peril with the report that Theo James would like to instead focus on the release of his movie "Underworld: Blood Wars". It seems that James believes that this new movie will generate more hype and therefore more future opportunities for him as an actor.

There are also rumors that given the low ratings of the previous film, the TV film budget for "Divergent: Ascendant" will not be as high. Will this mean a salary cut for the actors in the series, which might also be one of the reasons for Theo James' hesitation to be part of the next sequel?

Another report says that there is also a conflict between Theo and his co-star in "Divergent: Ascendant" Shailene Woodley, who plays Beatrice Prior. It seems their relationship is unstable and Theo James does not want any complications. Shailene Woodley, who was on the news recently due her joining the Dakota Access Protesters, has said that she is ready to reprise her role in the last installment of the series. There is no news yet on when the shooting for "Divergent: Ascendant" will resume, or when the movie or television film will be released.

Do you think that Theo James will return to shoot "Divergent: Ascendant", or will he focus more on "Underworld: Blood Wars" instead? Share your thoughts and comments below.

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