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Lionsgate Planning on ‘Hunger Games’ Prequels

Lionsgate Planning on 'Hunger Games' Prequels

Lionsgate Vice Chairman Michael Burns promised that “The Hunger Games” franchise would “live on and on and on” in a company press conference on Tuesday. 

The Jennifer Lawrence-led franchise showed some signs of audience fatigue in its most recent outing; “Mockingjay – Part 2’s” opening-weekend box-office tally of “only” $102 million was significantly lower than those of previous installments. Burns brushed off the disappointing figure as a “high-class problem” to have and suggested we can expect more kiddie battles to the death in the prequels.  

“The one thing that kids say they missed [from the early ‘Hunger Games’ films] was there were no arenas,” he said. “If we went backwards, there obviously would be arenas.”

Fingers crossed that Lionsgate sticks with something else that’s been working for the franchise: a kick-ass female protagonist. 

[via THR]

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