The World of Divergent: Infographic explains the factions

Summit Entertainment has been embarking not only on the usual marketing strategies (casting announcements designed to excite the base, Comic-Con appearances), but on creating an infographic like this one that lays out the world of Divergent:

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I am a visual learner, and I love this! Plus it makes it easy to explain to my husband, or friends who haven’t read Divergent yet (WHAT?! I know.. they live under a rock!!) What the factions are all about….

What do you think?

Source: Buzzfeed

Contest! Enter to win ‘Divergent’ SDCC Swag!

We have kept you waiting long enough! For those of you that didn’t get to attend SDCC international in July and stalk Summit Entertainment’s exhibit booth multiple times like I did, We have some swag to give away straight from comic con! The contest starts today 8/6/2013 and ends 8/14/2013. Winner will be picked by rafflecopter.com

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5 Divergent Faction Tattoos, 6 Divergent Buttons (including all the Factions),              and 6 Divergent Iron on Transfers (including all the Factions)

To Enter: Click on the Rafflecopter link in this post and follow the instructions!
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(PICTURE) First Look at Kate Winslet as Jeanine Matthews!!

 

 

 

Well apparently US Today is on the Ball! Here is our first look at Kate Winslet as Jeanine Matthews! Pretty Awesome if I do say so myself!

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Kate Winslet stars as a menacing group leader in ‘Divergent.’

by Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY 

CHICAGO — As Kate Winslet descends the stairs in the Hall of Choosing during a scene from the action-adventure tale Divergent, she carries a slim briefcase in front of her, which has multiple uses.

Given that she’s wearing a sharp, lab-coat-inspired executive suit, the accessory further projects the image of a true leader as Winslet’s character serenely inspects the assembled masses.

As soon as director Neil Burger yells “cut!,” Winslet employs the container for another use — as a fan on the stifling set of Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, which has broken air conditioners. As she flaps, she reveals that the case also disguises a baby bump — she announced in early June that she’s having her third child, the first with husband Ned Rocknroll.

“I’m holding up fine. I’m pregnant, but it’s not at the point where it becomes impossible,” says Winslet, 37, relaxing at a conference table with bags of nearly melted ice on her feet. “Sometimes you just have to roll with it.”

That’s just what Winslet does in the pivotal role of Jeanine Matthews in the film adaptation (out March 21) of the first novel in Veronica Roth’s best-selling Divergent trilogy.

Jeanine is the architect of a futuristic dystopian society based in Chicago, in which the population is divided into five factions. As the leader of the Erudite, or intelligent group, Jeanine is also the story’s antagonist.

Winslet’s character adopts a positively chilly demeanor when she meets hero Tris Prior (The Descendants’ Shailene Woodley) and her family in a scene depicting the day Tris will choose her faction.

“That’s the whole point of Jeanine,” Winslet says. “She walks down the corridor and sort of just leaves this vapor trail. I knew I had to bring that intimidation.”

The role gives the Oscar winner (best actress for 2008’s The Reader) the opportunity to play her first screen villain.

“I’m no idiot. The idea went through my head that I have never played a baddie before,” she says. “I was almost kind of surprised.”

The pregnancy helped maintain the intimidation factor, since Winslet came into the shoot late. She used that distance from her co-stars to her advantage by keeping herself slightly aloof initially.

“I wanted to break it and say, ‘It’s OK, I’m really fun. I promise.’ ” she says. “But I thought, just for today, I’d let them think that I am a complete bitch.”

 Burger says Winslet is game for every aspect of the shoot, even volunteering to perform a small fall in her character’s fight scene. (He used a stunt double.) Wardrobe changes were needed to accommodate the pregnancy, and Winslet’s time on set is closely managed.

“Obviously, we have to be careful, and the way we shoot her changes things,” Burger says. “But there’s a way to do it so we stay off the fact she is pregnant.”

Even the die-hard fans of the series, who have nitpicked about things such as Woodley’s hair color, have been “exploding with joy” with the news of Winslet’s casting, Roth says. Watching from the monitor, Roth feels Winslet even exceeds the hype.

“Kate has gone with a very subtle, even well-meaning villain. She’s not a mustache-twirling Disney type,” she says. “She brings the menace in a very quiet way.”

Filming for ‘Divergent’ is winding down but we get to see a lot before it does! (Choosing Ceremony!)

Divergent Fans once again comes to our rescue with all the details!

Twitter has gone crazy about the new filming location in Chicago for the Divergent Movie!  Fans and extras have been talking all about what actors and actresses attended to today’s filming and it sounds like  most of the cast was there!

First let’s talk about the location, today filming was indoors at the Seventeenth Church of Christ on East Wacker in Downtown.  It’s a really cool church and it seats 764 people!  That’s a lot of extras!  This gives us a little insight to the large casting call for the next couple days of filming.

What cast members have been reportedly in attendance?

The first sightings by fans of Kate Winslet happened today! No one has gotten a photo of our Jeanine Matthews yet, but we at least have a description! DivergentFan Shelby Wilson said, “she had really blonde shoulder length hair and a royal blue long coat.” We asked if she was wearing her Erudite glasses and Shelby goes on to say, “no glasses, but she was breaking for lunch so she could have taken them off already.” We can’t wait to see the first pictures of Jeanine, maybe this will happen at Comic-Con!

An extra named Dion got a photo with Zoe Kravitz (Christina)!

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According to other tweets, Ray Stevenson (Marcus Eaton), Shailene Woodley (Tris), Ashley Judd (Natalie Prior), Theo James (Four), Ansel Elgort (Caleb), Mekhi Phifer (Max), Tony Goldwyn (Andrew Prior) were all seen.  There may have been more main cast members like Jai Courtney (Eric), but we didn’t see him mentioned.

Head on over to Divergent Fans to see the awesome pictures of the inside of the Church they found!
Then, This lucky lady Shelby (@Shelby19Wilson on Twitter) shared some great pictures from visiting the set on the 3rd of July….and she met Shailene Woodley again!

And then some set pictures of Extra’s with their costumes covered but you can def see some Amity and Candor Blue in there!! Choosing Ceremony Guys! Pretty Exciting! Now can someone PLEASE snag a picture of Kate Winslet as Jeanine!?

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Preview of the ‘Divergent’ swag to be at Comic Con!

Today we received info and pictures about what some of the swag is that you will be able to pick up at the ‘Summit’ booth at the exhibition hall at San Diego Comic Con in 2 weeks! Both Amie and I will be at SDCC this year so hopefully we will be able to grab some swag to give away to you guys! Just look for the girl with the Temporary Dauntless Tattoo on! Check out the awesome stuff!

In case you haven’t heard, Here is what you can expect from ‘Divergent’ at Comic Con this year!

DIVERGENT Hall H Panel – The studio’s panel on Thursday, July 18th will feature the first footage ever seen of the futuristic thriller and a Q&A with DIVERGENT’S filmmakers and cast, including novelist Veronica Roth, director Neil Burger, and cast members Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Miles Teller, Maggie Q, Ansel Elgort, Mekhi Phifer, Ben Lamb, Ben Lloyd-Hughes and Christian Madsen.

Convention Floor Booth – Summit Entertainment’s booth located within the Grand Hall will highlight DIVERGENT. Exclusive premium promotional items (below) will be distributed to the attendees walking the convention floor and cast members will sign autographs for booth visitors.

DIVERGENT Film Information:
Based on Veronica Roth’s #1 New York Times best-selling novel, DIVERGENT is a thrilling action adventure set in a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities. Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) is warned she is “divergent” and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all divergents, she must find out what makes being different so dangerous before it’s too late.

One inch Lapel Pins

DIVERGENT 1 Inch Lapel Pin

Iron on Patches 

DIVERGENT Iron-On Patches - Summit Booth

Poster Bag (I NEED this)

DIVERGENT Poster Bag - Summit Booth

Temporary Tattoo’s 

DIVERGENT Temporary Tattoos - Summit Booth