Fourth film in Shailene Woodley series, “Ascendant,” is set to open on June 9, 2017
An individual close to the production confirmed to TheWrap that Schwentke, who helmed the series’ second and third films, “Insurgent” and “Allegiant,” departed because he had to catch his breath after directing the two movies so closely together.
Though it has not been filmed and is now in need of a director, “Ascendant” is set to debut on June 9, 2017. Lionsgate previously pushed the movie back a few months to land on that release date.
Matt Donnelly contributed to this report.