Underworld: Blood Wars
star Theo James reveals he won't be a part of the last Divergent movie
and sets the record straight on those engagement rumors.
Over the summer, it was announced that The Divergent Series: Ascendant, the fourth and final film in the franchise, would be released as a TV movie instead of receiving a theatrical release. As the movies have deviated from the storylines in the books, it was always feasible that some key players wouldn't be involved the whole way through, and now we know for sure that James is walking away.
"No, I won't be a part of that," James told ETonline's Ashley Crossan. "It's a shame not to finish the last movie, but I think the studio wanted to take it into a different area, and it's evolving into something that I don't think I'll be part of."
In addition to the TV movie, there has been talk of a TV spinoff to follow. It is not clear if any of the franchise's other original stars (Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Miles Teller and Zoe Kravitz) have interest in getting involved in the potential TV series.
On a personal note, despite reports claiming the 32-year-old actor is engaged, James confirmed he won't be walking the aisle.
"I was never engaged," James said matter-of-factly.
Not being engaged or involved with the Divergent TV movie gave James more time to focus on his action horror movie, Underworld: Blood Wars, in which he attempts some of his own stunts. During James' ET sit-down, he got candid about why he didn’t mind putting himself in harm's way on set.
"Otherwise, you're basically doing nothing but eating craft services and getting fat and drinking a lot," he said.
But James jokes that there was one thing producers did not let him get away with.
"Every character's in leather and have their breasts out at some point, including [my character] Dave," he said. "I wanted deep cut cleavage, but they didn't allow me to have it. Too hairy."
Underworld: Blood Wars hits theaters Jan. 6.