Earlier this year, Lionsgate made clear that they were already “actively looking at some development and thinking about prequel and sequel possibilities” for ‘The Hunger Games‘ —because no studio will never let a proven brand die these days. And now, a couple of weeks after “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2” has seemingly put an end to Katniss Everdeen’s story, the studio reveals they have no intention of leaving the Capitol.
Speaking at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference in New York, Lionsgate Vice Chairman Michael Burns made it plain about the “The Hunger Games,” saying it will “live on and on and on.” Great!
So what will be the uncovered backstories that will be carefully explored in the prequels? Well…. “The one thing that kids say they missed [from the early ‘Hunger Games’ films] was there was no arenas,” Burns said. “If we went backwards, there obviously would be arenas.” Huh.
Hopefully, the thinking for any further ‘Hunger Games’ movies, warranted or not, will go beyond creating neato venues for adolescents to kill and maim each other within. Naturally, this is idle talk at the moment, but it seems that it’s an inevitability that we’ll eventually learn more about the world Katniss eventually finds herself fighting for. Maybe we’ll get “President Snow: Year One”? Tell us if you’re hungry for more below. [THR]