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"Your arrival is the most exciting event some of us have ever known," intones Bill Skarsgård's character Matthew — perhaps echoing the fervor of real-life movie audiences — in the action-packed new trailer for "The Divergent Series: Allegiant."
The third installment of a four-film series based on Veronica Roth's young-adult adventure trilogy, "Allegiant" chronicles Tris (played by Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James) as they venture beyond city walls, only to be brought into custody by an agency shrouded in mystery.
At the 1:40 mark of the trailer, which hit the Web Friday afternoon, Tris is asked where she's going. Her reply: "Home."
After the first "Divergent" movie debuted last year, the second one, "Insurgent," arrived in theaters this past March. Combined, their theatrical releases grossed almost $586 million worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo. "Allegiant" is tabbed for a March 2016 release, with IMDb anticipating the arrival of the fourth and final installment, "Ascendant," in March 2017.
In addition to Woodley and James, "Divergent" alumni Octavia Spencer, Naomi Watts, Zoë Kravitz and Ansel Elgort return for "Allegiant," whose series newcomers include Skarsgård, Jeff Daniels and Miles Teller.
In a TODAY segment that aired in January, contributing correspondent Jenna Bush Hager visited the "Insurgent" set, where something Woodley said about that movie appears to apply to "Allegiant," too.
"She's in a fight-or-flight situation," Woodley told TODAY at the time. "She's going to try and fight, regardless of whether she'll survive or not."
Elgort also chatted with Bush Hager during her set visit, and likened the franchise filming experience to summer camp. He then realized with a laugh, "Unfortunately, some of our friends couldn't come back because [their characters] died."
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