Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer believes the odds are ever in his favor with the ‘Hunger Games’ franchise. Last week, he told analysts that he’s “actively looking at some development and thinking about prequel and sequel possibilities.”
The final (maybe) installment, ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 2’ will hit theaters on November 20, 2015. The movie will also be digitally remastered for IMAX 3D, which is bound to delight many fans.
In addition to the possible sequels or prequels, there will be a ‘Hunger Games’ exhibit that will run for six months at Discovery Times Square. Beginning on July 1, the exhibition will include “high-tech interactive galleries, never before seen content, hundreds of costumes and props.” Now, about those interactive galleries, does this mean visitors can volunteer to fight to the death?
Lionsgate is also in talks to have additional exhibits as well as a theme park attraction. “We are in significant conversations with at least one theme park,” Feltheimer stated.
The possibility of a ‘Hunger Games’ prequel does seem pretty interesting. It would be cool to see a young Haymitch or Johanna Mason in action or learn how Panem originated. A sequel is less enticing because [spoiler], as many readers of ‘Mockingjay’ know, the saga ends on a transformative note. The idea of a sequel seems pretty much like overkill, but maybe if it’s done the right way it could be appealing.
Obviously, we have no clue if Jennifer Lawrence or any of the other original stars would return. It does make us wonder if there were more movies, is there a chance the world will be watching?
Would you want to see a prequel or a sequel to the Hunger Games?