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Lionsgate Wants To Stay In The Districts, Considering More Prequels & Sequels For ‘The Hunger Games’

Lionsgate Wants To Stay In The Districts, Considering More Prequels & Sequels For 'The Hunger Games'

You don’t let a cash cow stop producing milk, er, money, and Lionsgate knows this well. Even though the “Twilight” series is “finished” on the big screen (for now), they’re keeping the brand going via a series of short films (you can check out the recently released synopses for those right here). And studio CEO Jon Feltheimer assured analysts this morning that “The Hunger Games” won’t be done after “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2” arrives this fall.

Firstly, the sequel will get the added splash of opening on IMAX screens. There is also going to be a new traveling exhibition based on the franchise, which launches on July 1st at Discovery Times Square in New York City, featuring hundreds of authentic costumes and props, high-tech and hands-on interactives, and detailed set recreations that reveal the amazing artistry and technology that brought these incredible books to life. You’ll see the Girl on Fire dress, the Mockingjay dress, and the Mockingjay armor; the Mockingjay pin, Cinna’s sketchbook, and Katniss’ bow; and much more. Huzzah! And oh yeah, the movies…

Feltheimer says the studio is “actively looking at some development and thinking about prequel and sequel possibilities” because, obviously. Granted, the world of Panem is potentially interesting to explore, but before they rush on anything to make a fast buck, let’s hope they really consider the possibilities and don’t just rush out “The Hunger Games: The Chronicles Of Gale.” How about the story of Haymitch before he became lovingly jaded? I’d watch a whole movie of Beetee and Wiress being super dorks, but maybe it’s a good think I’m not in charge of a studio, because that would make zero dollars.

Thoughts? Idea? Leave ’em below. [Deadline]

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