Last year in Divergent, we got acquainted with the film’s vast, divided dystopia. In this year’s sequel Insurgent, we get to see a continuation of the first movie’s mythology as the future world gets all torn up. That’s what the movie’s stars and makers promise in this exclusive, action-packed behind-the-scenes featurette from the upcoming sequel.
The new clip features returning cast members Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet, and Ansel Elgort, as well as series newbies Octavia Spencer and Naomi Watts. "Right away we were going to start the movie with action, with Tris being chased from faction to faction and never let up," says producer Lucy Fisher. The featurette shows Woodley’s Tris leaping off a building (again) and offers a deeper look at the new Candor and Factionless settings, as well as the farming community of Amity. It also giving us a comprehensive first look at the scenes and stunts in store when the dystopian adventure sequel comes out March 20.
Here are five crucial moments from the new footage:
Tris, the World’s Best Building Jumper
Spider-Man. Batman. They have nothing on Tris. Instead of timidly falling off a tall structure, like she did during her Dauntless initiation in Divergent, now Tris is a building-hopping veteran, leaping like the pro parkour lady she has grown into.
Wobbly House on Fire!
Has Tris’s mom (Ashley Judd) come back from the dead?! Seeing as she died in Divergent, we’re left to assume this fiery house of horrors is all in Tris’s mind.
The Running Tris
Tris is in perpetual motion. Need proof? Here’s plenty of visual evidence of Tris on the move this GIF.
Turns out the peace-loving folks of Amity have good taste. Case in point: Their sleek community center features a living tree at its center.
That Mysterious Box
As with most book-to-movie adaptations, Insurgent condenses scenes and storylines to fit in its two-hour runtime. But no one’s quite sure about the mystery box that first appeared in the film’s trailer and is not in the novel. “The box takes a lot of my favorite scenes from the book and puts them in the same place at the same time,” explains Divergent novel series author Veronica Roth in the featurette. We’ll just have to wait until the movie comes out to see what this secretive container is all about.
This post has been updated with additional information.