By the end of Divergent, the first film based on Veronica Roth’s bestselling book trilogy, Tris’ entire world has changed. She’s watched both of her parents die, she’s had to kill one of her friends, and yet the battle has only just begun.
“She’s left with a lot of confusion as far as what the future holds,” Shailene Woodley told EW. “But she’s also left with a lot of guilt from the war, from losing her parents and from Will, so [in Insurgent] 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.”
But Tris isn’t fighting alone. Thanks to her time spent in Dauntless, she’s fallen in love with Four, who will continue to lead the fight against Jeanine and company.
“[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,” Theo James said. “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.”