‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2’ Will Not Be The End of the Franchise; Jennifer Lawrence Says She Would ‘Totally’ Do The Sequel
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” is only a few months left before fans would see the ending to the story of Katniss Everdeen, as she battles against the Capitol and President Snow. While the story of Katniss ends in the books, it turns out that her story will continue on the big screen, as Lionsgate is reportedly planning to create prequels and sequels to the franchise. Read on to learn more about this scoop.
“Mockingjay Part 2” will see the ending of the “Hunger Games” franchise based on Suzanne Collins’ book series. As book fans know, Katniss Everdeen’s story ends with the book; however, her story may still continue on and the story of other characters may be explored in the movies through prequels and sequels.
Speaking with Interview magazine, Jennifer Lawrence expressed her thoughts on reprising her role as Katniss for “The Hunger Games” prequels and sequels following “Mockingjay Part 2.”
“I know, right? I would totally do it,” Lawrence said (via VC Post).
The 24-year-old actress also admitted that she is excited to learn that Katniss and Gale’s (Liam Hemsworth) relationship could possibly be explored in the upcoming prequels and sequels.
Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer recently revealed to Den of Geek that the company is “actively looking at some development and thinking about prequel and sequel possibilities for ‘The Hunger Games.’”
This statement has led many fans to speculate that the story of other characters in the franchise will be explored in the upcoming sequels including Gale and Katniss’ love story, despite the fact that Katniss ends up with Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) in the books.
Movie Pilot cited several possible endings to “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” including the theory that Katniss becomes the leader of the Capitol and assumes the position of President Snow. It also cited the possibility of a 20-year time jump to give way to the sequels.
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” hits theatres on Nov. 20, 2015. Stay tuned on Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates on your favorite celebrities, TV shows and movies.