“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2” took its fourth straight week at the top of the box office over the weekend, and yet, it was just last week when Lionsgate Vice Chairman Michael Burns was already talking about potential franchise prequels that would feature more arena action. But if you think that conversation is happening far too quickly, you’re not alone.
Chatting with Variety at the premiere of David O. Russell‘s “Joy,” Lawrence said what many of us are thinking when it comes to more “The Hunger Games” movies. “I think it’s too soon. They’ve got to let the body get cold, in my opinion,” she said. And I would tend to agree with that sentiment.
As for whether or not you’d get more Katniss, at least as played by Lawrence, she make it clear: “I wouldn’t be involved.”
Of course, it’s not in any studio’s interest to let a highly valuable property sit dormant for too long, and it’s not like Marvel is waiting for everyone to forget about Sony’s recent Spider-Man movies before showing the world what they’ll do with the character in “Captain America: Civil War.” So we’ll see if Lionsgate heeds Lawrence’s advice, or just plows ahead anyway. My guess is the latter.