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Jonny Weston Tells Us About Playing 'Hardcore Dude' Edgar In 'Insurgent'

'He's all about cheap shots.'

Reporting by Nicole Pajer.

When Jonny Weston was cast as Edgar in "The Divergent Series: Insurgent," fans collectively gasped and asked: Who the eff is Edgar?!

As it turns out, Edgar is a new addition to the film series who never appeared in the books. Weston's been keeping mum on his "Insurgent" character, but that didn't stop MTV News from asking him all about the enigmatic role at the press day for his latest film, "Project Almanac."

"He's a member of the Factionless," Weston said. "And he's pretty high up. He's a pretty hardcore dude. He's a slugger."

Fans have taken to the Faction forums to speculate if Edgar will pose a threat to the romance between Tris and Four, and Weston didn't ease our fears. "I'm not even sure where that's going to go," he said.

But if there's one thing we can expect from Edgar, it's fighting. "He's all about cheap shots," said Weston. "He's a fighter."

Whether or not those punches are thrown over -- or at -- Tris is TBD.

"The Divergent Series: Insurgent" hits theaters March 20.