According to CEO Jon Feltheimer, the November debut of Mockingjay – Part 2 will not be the last of Lionsgate’s involvement with The Hunger Games franchise.
With the fourth and final film based on the existing book trilogy due in theaters this November (now also in digitally remastered IMAX 3D, as announced this morning), Lionsgate is looking for ways to perpetuate The Hunger Games‘ huge success. Revealed today were new details about The Hunger Games: The Exhibition coming to New York City this summer and a stage show now in the works. A previously mentioned concept of a theme park property is very much still in play as Feltheimer confirmed the studio is in “significant conversations with at least one theme park.” (We’re still not so sure we like the theme park idea.)
The biggest news revealed this morning was that Lionsgate is seriously considering additional Hunger Games films. Feltheimer said the studio is “actively looking at some development and thinking about prequel and sequel possibilities.”
Without getting into spoilers, it’s hard to imagine a Katniss and Peeta-centric sequel would draw the big crowds Lionsgate would hope for since it would definitely lack the high action premise. Prequels of major characters seem much more plausible. If more movies are being considered, exploring the backstories of characters like Finnick and Haymitch could have a lot of potential.
Do you think Lionsgate should make additional films? What would you like to see in a Hunger Games prequel or sequel? Let us know in the comments.
Mockinginjay – Part 2 comes to theaters on November 20, 2015.