“Mockingjay Part 2” marks the end of “The Hunger Games” franchise based on the book series by Suzanne Collins. While fans know that the story of Katniss Everdeen ends with the last and final installment of the series, Lionsgate previously hinted that they are planning on creating prequels and sequels to the franchise. Read on to learn more about this scoop.
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” is only a couple of months away from its worldwide release. Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) goes in an all-out war against President Snow and the Capitol. While the story of Katniss ends in the book series, her story is said to continue, as Lionsgate is considering making prequels and sequels to the franchise.
This news may reflect Lionsgate executive producer Michael Burns’ previous statement in an earlier interview during the announcement of the six new “Twilight” short films that this is all “just the beginning.”
Last year, Burns announced that “Breaking Dawn” may have marked the end of “The Twilight Saga,” but Lionsgate is bringing the Cullens and the Volturis back once again in six new “Twilight” short films. These short clips will be shown in Facebook and Burns seemingly teased that this will serve as “a template.”
“You can probably guess what might be coming next,” Burns told MTV.
The outlet cited the possibility that since Lionsgate handles “The Hunger Games” franchise, the network may also employ the same method for the movie and create short films based on other characters of the story.
This news coincides with our previous report that the network may explore more on Katniss and Gale’s (Liam Hemsworth) romance despite book fans knowing that Katniss ends up with Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) in the book. It may also give a chance to tell the story of other characters like President Snow or the story behind every District.
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” is set to hit theaters on Nov. 20, 2015.
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