Miles Teller was shocked when he heard the news about the last film in the Divergent franchise going straight to TV.
“It caught us all by surprise,” Miles Teller told The Hollywood Reporter at Wednesday’s War Dogs premiere in New York City. “At this point, it’s a different set of circumstances. We’ll see. I honestly haven’t talked to anybody,” he added about returning for the film to play his character, Peter.
“Things do change anytime they’re messing with something that was not the original intention,” said Miles. “We all signed on for it in hopes that it’d be released in theaters, and we all had every intention of finishing [the franchise].”
According to Yahoo Movies, the fourth and final film was initially dated for theatrical release on June 9, 2017, but after the franchise’s third installment — Allegiant, also starring Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet, Theo James, Ansel Elgort, Octavia Spencer, Naomi Watts, and Jeff Daniels — earned just $66 million domestically, Lionsgate began to rethink its strategy for the fourth film based on Veronica Roth’s book series.
“I’m not kidding when I say that you won’t find a single actor who worked in that franchise who would have anything bad to say about that experience,” said Miles. “It’s all good. I’ve got nothing but love for everybody I’ve worked with on that franchise.”