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Lionsgate wants to make more Hunger Games movies because of course they do

02.06.2015

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Let the games begin! And go on forever. There was a meeting with Lionsgate investors today, or an "earnings call" if you want to get boring about it, where the studio talked about plans for franchises now that The Hunger Games series is set to end this year with THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 2. The studio obviously wants to keep the lucrative property going so it's was not a real surprise that their CEO Jon Feltheimer said that they are "actively looking at some development and thinking about prequel and sequel possibilities" for the franchise.

Lionsgate also mentioned that they were interested in what Warner Bros. Pictures is doing with the HARRY POTTER franchise, that being the upcoming FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM movies. It makes financial sense to try and continue the series considering each of the last two movies in the franchise were the highest grossing film of that year. The final film later this year could top them all, leaving many suits wondering how to keep that success going. They had a little stretch there by splitting the last book into two movies, another page out of the Warner Bros./Potter playbook.

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From an audience member’s perspective, I could easily see a prequel to The Hunger Games; Game #1 happened at some point didn't it? What about how it all came to be in the first place? I'd watch that. Author Suzanne Collins might even have a few other stories to share with the studio as well, making fans and ticket holders more confident in any future projects. Sure go for it.

Also, in case you missed it, Lionsgate announced this morning that THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 2 will get an IMAX 3D release and that The Hunger Games: The Exhibition will open on July 1st at Discovery Times Square in New York City.

What do you think about more Hunger Games movies? Would you prefer a prequel or sequel?

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11:28AM on 02/09/2015
I could honestly care less about any more Hunger Games. The movies have been pretty good for the most part, not the greatest action films by any means. I think once the final movie is over, that's it. There's no more story to tell.

What would be the point in telling a prequel to what the first games were like? No one wants to see sequels/prequels that just recount every hunger games up to 75, it gets boring without the overall narrative of the birth of a rebellion.

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I could honestly care less about any more Hunger Games. The movies have been pretty good for the most part, not the greatest action films by any means. I think once the final movie is over, that's it. There's no more story to tell.

What would be the point in telling a prequel to what the first games were like? No one wants to see sequels/prequels that just recount every hunger games up to 75, it gets boring without the overall narrative of the birth of a rebellion.

Also, a sequel to show how the society came to be is pointless. We the audience know how it all ends, so why do I care how it all started?
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10:04AM on 02/08/2015

Dont really care..

I enjoyed the first 2 more than I should have.. but that last one, oh boy was it ever dull. Killed the momentum, imo. I honestly dont care what happens to any of the characters at this point. All the main characters seem to be immortal or something.. a darker prequel to the games' origins actually seems like a half-decent idea.
I enjoyed the first 2 more than I should have.. but that last one, oh boy was it ever dull. Killed the momentum, imo. I honestly dont care what happens to any of the characters at this point. All the main characters seem to be immortal or something.. a darker prequel to the games' origins actually seems like a half-decent idea.
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9:40PM on 02/07/2015
One fine day those horrible young adult novels turned to screen flicks will turn out of fashion.I just hope this day's coming pretty soon.
One fine day those horrible young adult novels turned to screen flicks will turn out of fashion.I just hope this day's coming pretty soon.
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9:43AM on 02/07/2015

Repeat after me

"At least it's not TWILIGHT. At least it's not TWILIGHT . . ."

Seriously, Katniss' story, plus the Hunger Games, is done after MOCKINGJAY so it would be really hard to do a sequel. I could see a prequel dealing with Panem's civil war leading up to Haymitch's tun in the Games. The problems are (a) they'd be extremely dark, and (b) they wouldn't have Jennifer Lawrence, who was a major draw for the current series.
"At least it's not TWILIGHT. At least it's not TWILIGHT . . ."

Seriously, Katniss' story, plus the Hunger Games, is done after MOCKINGJAY so it would be really hard to do a sequel. I could see a prequel dealing with Panem's civil war leading up to Haymitch's tun in the Games. The problems are (a) they'd be extremely dark, and (b) they wouldn't have Jennifer Lawrence, who was a major draw for the current series.
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2:37AM on 02/07/2015

This franchise isn't horrible

If the films make a ton of money that allows the studio to fund smaller better films then I'm okay with that.
If the films make a ton of money that allows the studio to fund smaller better films then I'm okay with that.
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9:00PM on 02/06/2015
Honestly, it's not like Hunger Games is The Catcher in the Rye. Who gives a shit what they do with it? Pump out a hundred of them if you want; it's absurdly overrated anyway.
Honestly, it's not like Hunger Games is The Catcher in the Rye. Who gives a shit what they do with it? Pump out a hundred of them if you want; it's absurdly overrated anyway.
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8:05PM on 02/06/2015
Capitalism and Hollywood at their finest.
Capitalism and Hollywood at their finest.
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8:01PM on 02/06/2015

Haymitch

If they do a prequel I would gladly pay to watch them do Haymitchs quarter quell Hunger Games. From the book it seemed particularly brutal.
If they do a prequel I would gladly pay to watch them do Haymitchs quarter quell Hunger Games. From the book it seemed particularly brutal.
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