Lionsgate is looking to develop Hunger Games prequels
Back in February of this year, investors asked Lionsgate what they were going to do when The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 would be released in theaters in November. Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer mentioned they were “actively looking at some development and thinking about prequel and sequel possibilities” for the Hunger Games franchise.
Now that the film is playing worldwide and has earned over $524 million worldwide, the company says it is still looking at continuing the franchise with prequels. Talking at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference in New York today, Lionsgate Vice Chairman Michael Burns said (via Variety) that the franchise “will live on and on.”
Burns added that the first two films contained arenas, while the last two films did not and noted that younger fans said they missed the arenas in the latter films.
“If we went backwards there obviously would be arenas,” he added.
In The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, with the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) confronts President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Finnick (Sam Claflin), and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games.
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