“The Hunger Games” movie franchise is coming to a conclusion, as “Mockingjay Part 2” hits theatres in a couple of months. With its success one movie after another, Lionsgate is reportedly considering making a prequel and sequel to the hit franchise. Will there be a crossover with the “Divergent” series? Read on to learn more about this scoop.
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” marks the end of the story of Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson), Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth), the Districts, President Snow and the Capitol. While book fans of Suzanne Collins’ novels are already well aware of how “The Hunger Games” series ends, Lionsgate is reportedly considering creating prequels and sequels to the hit franchise.
“[We’re] actively looking at some development and thinking about prequel and sequel possibilities,” Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer said, according to Deadline.
Since Feltheimer announced their plans of creating prequels and sequels to the franchise, fans began speculating on some possible storylines that they wish to see. It was if the company decides to push through with their plans. Design & Trend noted the possibility of doing a crossover between “The Hunger Games” and the “Divergent” series.
According to the outlet, both series are similar in some ways, however, the only thing getting in between the crossover is the presence of an established governments in both franchises. The outlet also cited the possibility of doing a crossover in a post-apocalyptic setting. The setting would be that the world has been inflicted by a lethal virus, which was artificially produced by an organization called the Freedom Liberation Party.
While it might be interesting to explore the possibility of prequels, sequels, and even a crossover with the “Divergent” series, director Francis Lawrence told MTV News (via Cinema Blend) that “Mockingjay Part 2” will mark the end of the franchise.
“We’re not ending with the promise of another movie, this is the final one. You feel it, and there’s something satisfying about that,” he said.
Lawrence also said that “Mockingjay Part 2” will be “a real war movie” that will be a lot different from Part 1, which mainly focused on Katniss’ personal struggles and the political issues.
“The Hunger Games – Mockingjay Part 2” hits theatres on Nov. 20, 2015. Stay tuned on Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates.