‘Divergent’: New posters reveal Tris’ and Four’s Dauntless tattoos

Sept. 23, 2013 | 6:01 p.m.

Tris Prior’s birds and Four’s faction tattoos are on display in two new character posters for the upcoming big-screen adaptation of “Divergent,” the popular young adult novel by Veronica Roth.

The film, due out March 21, is set in a dystopian future in which teenagers are sorted into five factions based on their virtues. Tris, portrayed by Shailene Woodley, is born into Abnegation, which esteems selflessness above all other characteristics, but when tested she discovers she is “divergent” and possesses characteristics from more than one faction. Warned that her divergence is dangerous, Tris keeps her test results secret and chooses to join Dauntless, a daring group that values boldness and courage, where she meets Four (Theo James), a leader of that faction.

Like many Dauntless initiates, Tris gets tattoos soon after joining her new faction. In the books, Tris chooses three birds to represent the family members she left behind. Later in the story, Tris discovers that Four’s tattoos feature the symbols of all five factions — Abnegation, Dauntless, Candor, Amity and Erudite.

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The posters, released Tuesday, feature both characters’ tattoos, and a new video featurette titled “Taking a Stand” offers a glimpse of the story’s heroes in action, bringing many scenes from the books to life, including the choosing ceremony, train-jumping and, of course, Tris’ dramatic first entrance into Dauntless headquarters.

“In the ‘Divergent’ world, you don’t question the rules,” Woodley says in the video. “You don’t question the system. Tris does question the system, and that’s an incredibly scary place to be in.”

The threat is emphasized by Kate Winslet’s cruel Erudite leader Jeanine Matthews.

“Divergents are not pure,” she says in the video. “They are ruining the system, and the only way for the system to survive is to exterminate the divergents.”

The film, directed by Neil Burger, also stars Ashley Judd, Zoe Kravitz, Maggie Q, Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson and Miles Teller, among others.

– Noelene Clark | @NoeleneClark | Google+


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7 Responses to ‘Divergent’: New posters reveal Tris’ and Four’s Dauntless tattoos

  1. Amazing says:

    I just started reading the series but I started with the second book without knowing (I’m an idiot) now I’m reading the first book but I haven’t gotten very far

  2. Hannah says:

    I have just finished reading the Divergent Series. IT IS AMAZING!!!!!!!! Very well written and excitingly nerve racking though out the whole series

  3. Ana says:

    I cant wait to watch the movie. I read it and its very amazing i just cant wait to watch it.:) :) :) :) :) I learned this book in school and we read like two-three chapter a day and answer the question. I really like the book its so very amazing and good :)

  4. Elle says:

    Got tickets to the premiere and I am SO EXCITED!!❤️❤️❤️❤️DIVERGENT!!!

  5. kpretty says:

    I'm in love with Theo James

  6. ellie says:

    I went onto a quiz and it tested I was divergent yippee cool I love tris tattoo it's really nice I going to see the movie I can't wait it's gonna be amazing.

  7. Eins Amora says:

    I finished the trilogy just a few days ago. I'm really sad about Tris's death but I can't say that I didn't expect it. It kinda made me suspicious because of Four's POV in Allegiant that there's something that's going to happen to Tris. The ending made me really sad but I know that Veronica Roth made the right choice in the ending and I really felt that it needed to end that way.

    And I just wanted to ask. I watched the movie already and I didn't really see the Dauntless seal on the left shoulder and the Abnegation seal on her right shoulder. I mean, they're supposed to be there right? Because it represents the choices she made on Choosing day.

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