The Hunger Games franchise has been nothing short of brilliant and Lionsgate have already squeezed out an extra release by splitting the third and final book, Mockingjay, into two movies. Still, it seems that just isnt enough as the studio seem desperate to keep the franchise going. With the kick-ass movies raking in a ridiculous amount of money with each release, its no surprise studio CEO Jon Feltheimer has said they are “actively looking at some development and thinking about prequel and sequel possibilities”.
Lionsgate have referenced to Warner Bros decision to market the Harry Potter world into a further franchise by releasing Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, building on the already huge book and movie franchise. From a money making aspect, this just seems like a natural decision for Lionsgate who are sure to see huge dollar signs every time the general whisper of a Hunger Games prequel is mentioned and I can totally see an audience getting behind the decision. Personally, I really, really don’t want to see this franchise ruined with some crummy, second thought prequels and spin-offs. I am a huge Hunger Games fan, both book and movie wise, so I’m completely torn. I thought the first three films were knock-outs and with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 coming around later this year, it has potential to become even better.
While the jury’s out for me on this one, I can imagine this is going to be huge news for some Hunger Games fans, with a hope that author Suzanne Collins might have a new story or two to tell. I’d be more up for seeing a prequel than any kind of spin-off or sequel and seeing what Collins’ imagination could come up with for the history behind The Hunger Games could be pretty awesome. What do you guys think? Are we ready for the further world of The Hunger Games? May the odds be ever in your favour.