GALLERY: New EW Mind-Bending Insurgent Character Portraits
EW.com has published 5 EXCLUSIVE Insurgent Character Portraits which reflect the idea that in this film much of action takes place within the minds of the characters. These posters feature mind-bending images featuring Theo James as Four, Shailene Woodley as Tris, Kate Winslet as Jeanine, Naomi Watts as Evelyn, and Octavia Spencer as Johanna. The article also includes a brief interview where Shailene Woodley and Theo James shed some light on what it was like for their characters in this second film.
Shailene: “She’s left with a lot of confusion as far as what the future holds, but she’s also left with a lot of guilt from the war, from losing her parents and from Will, so you see a newfound strength in her for revenge, as well as a lot of internal battles that she’s trying to weave her way around.”
Theo: “In this movie, I wanted it to be clear that obviously things have changed and he’s fallen in love with Shai’s character, but at the same time, he’s still the same man. So I don’t want him to suddenly be like Prince Charming or something. So when you first meet him, he is trying to protect her at the beginning of the movie, and calm her, and make sure she doesn’t make any mistakes. But at the same time, they’re fugitives in this faction that they shouldn’t be in, and he knows that they’ve got to move quickly. And then all hell breaks loose.”
In regards to the intense action scenes we have been privy to in the teasers and featurettes we have seen so far, plus the complexity of their characters psyche this time around, the movie duo had the following to say:
Theo: “It definitely had bigger scope which was great. I think we all felt like, if you’re going to make another movie, you need to make it better than the first one. It’s more adult. You maintain those elements of the original but it’s also a bit of a bigger and a darker film which I think it lends itself to just being more generally appealing.”
“You see a more vulnerable Four. Before, he had nothing to lose in a way until he falls in love with Tris, and then there are stakes. But now, he’s in love with this woman so he’s more concerned about losing her and because she’s kind of this self sacrificing person, part of the storyline is him saying, ‘Your life does mean something; don’t just throw it away.’ And then with his mother, there’s lots and lots of complexity there. I didn’t want to push that too hard because I didn’t want it to be like, ‘Boohoo, poor guy with his parents.’ It is there, of course, but it’s not like you’re going to see him sobbing in the bathroom or something.”
Shailene: “This film definitely takes it to the next level as far as the way that they emotionally treat the characters. It’s much darker, I would say, just because you see inside of Jeanine’s world, and you see inside of Tris’ mind a little bit more. Tris has a lot of dream sequences that haunt her throughout the film so I think all of those combined lead to a darker tone.”
Insurgent will be in theaters on March 20. It has also been announced that the film with be released in IMAX 3D theaters on the same day.
The same 5 posters are also in animated form, see them below in action: