After news that released a couple of days ago reporting that Shailene Woodley was the frontrunner to play Tris in the Hunger Games successor ‘Divergent’, it is now being reported that Alexander Ludwig is in talks to play the lead, Four. And the news comes straight from the source himself.
Ludwig took to his twitter today to say, “Had an amazing meeting with Doug Wick (produced Gladiator) about playing Four in Divergent. Need to get this one. Much love to the fans!”
Ludwig’s character in the Hunger Games [SPOILER] is no longer alive, after dying at the hands of Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen at the end of the Hunger Games. Woodley was also in talks to take the role of Mary Jane Waton in Amazing Spiderman 2 in addition to the role of Tris in Divergent, but nothing has been confirmed on that end either.
Divergent has been looked as the next big thing in book to film adaptations, and many are predicting that it will be the ‘next Hunger Games’. However, the book doesn’t have nearly the strength of the fanbase that the Hunger Games had, so it’s unlikely that the popularity of the films will be the same. Also, Divergent will suffer from being seen as a ‘copycat’ as it is also set in a Dystopian world with many similar characters and plot lines as Hunger Games.