Lionsgate Wants to Make Hunger Games Prequels
The last of The Hunger Games installment was said to have completed after the release of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” last November.Advertisement
However, recent reports surfaced that Lionsgate wishes to push through with the sequel and add more films to the novel-inspired movie phenomena. Are we to expect more from Katniss Everdeen and the rest of the Capitol champions in years to come?
As reported by MTV, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Michael Burns, the vice chairman of Lionsgate Entertainment, the movie production that showcased The Hunger Games, stated during an investor conference in New York yesterday that the company wishes to push the movie on even if it would not entail the rebellion caused by Katniss Everdeen.
According to Burns, “Panem will live on and on and on,” hinting that The Hunger Games fans may say hello to the sequel in the future. He added, “The one thing that kids say they missed [from the previous films of the sequel] was there was no arenas. If I went backwards there obviously would be arenas.” In fact, co-stars Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen), Liam Hemsworth (Gale Hawthorne) and Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark) suggested their own perceptions of what The Hunger Games would appear to be if spinoffs were to surface.
In other news, Entertainment Weekly reported that the sequel’s filmmaker, Francis Lawrence, revealed during an interview, “The interesting part of the story for me is to go back 75 years earlier and see how everything became the way it is. I’m sure if Suzanne [Suzanne Collins, author of the novels in which the sequel was based in] were to get inspired and decide there’s another story that’s important for her to tell that exists within the world of Panem and whether about the Dark Days, another character, or another set of Games, whatever that could be, I’m sure it would be great. And I’d love to be involved, absolutely.”
With the filmmaker’s notion on a possible sequel and Lionsgate Entertainment open to making a sequel out of The Hunger Games franchise, what would Suzanne Collins, the author of the novel series, write for the audience to ponder upon? With the success of the four movies of the franchise, will Lionsgate push through with another or a series more of installments for The Hunger Games?