We could get a lot more Hunger Games movies than we thought, as Lionsgate looks for ways to prolong the franchise.
It’s no secret that The Hunger Games is big business. After all, the franchise so far has grossed almost $1.2 billion. And with the concluding chapter on its way this November, it seems a shame to slaughter this particular cash cow.
And that’s exactly what Lionsgate seems to think as they admit they’re looking for ways to keep the Hunger Games going.
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During a call to studio investors, CEO Jon Feltheimer has revealed that Lionsgate is “actively looking at some development, and thinking about prequel and sequel possibilities” for the big screen sci-fi franchise.
And he drew comparisons to Warner Bros. and how they’re actively extending the Harry Potter franchise with the upcoming film Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.
But could The Hunger Games go down a similar path?
Of course, it was rumoured last year that the studio was looking for ways to prolong the series… and it certainly makes a lot of sense from a financial point of view. After all, they’re one of Lionsgate’s biggest sellers.
But what does this mean for the franchise?
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If you ask me, it’s likely that we’ll see at least one new film after the release of Mockingjay – Part Two… and the future of the franchise will likely rest on how that film is received. It could well be the start of something new – especially if Lionsgate decide to continue beyond the adapted stories and create new chapters in the story.
But for now, we’ll have to wait and see. Either way, it looks as though The Hunger Games aren’t over just yet. And that could be great news for Katniss fans.
Do you think a new Hunger Games sequel is inevitable? Could we see a series of Hunger Games spin-offs? Let us know what you think in the comments below…