The odds appear to be ever in the favor of The Hunger Games franchise getting even more movies beyond this year’s third sequel.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 will conclude the insanely successful blockbuster when it premieres later this year, but according to Deadline, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer announced he is “actively looking at some development and thinking about prequel and sequel possibilities.”
No further details have been released, and there is no indication as to whether actors Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson will reprise their roles in the proposed films. But let’s face it, it’s going to be hard to move ideas forward without the dynamic duo.
While it is understandable why talks about continuing the series are happening, it’s hard to say if a sequel specifically is a good idea or not. More often than not, when storylines are extended they frequently miss the mark. (The Hangover 3, anyone?)
With that said, the possibilities of what direction a Hunger Games sequel will go are endless.
A prequel could be interesting, as it would serve as supporting elements to the original trilogy. Perhaps fans could witness the formation of Panem, or what really happened during the war — a battle we know very little about. Perhaps there will even be a glimpse into how President Snow came into office.
But that’s not all Lionsgate announced today. There will be a world premiere of The Hunger Games: The Exhibition — a traveling exhibition that features props, costumes and everything in between that helped breathed life into the films.
According to Jenefer Brown, Lionsgate Senior Vice President of Location Based Entertainment, the studio is “thrilled to be launching this first ever interactive experience that will serve our global fan base and attract a new audience to the powerful Hunger Games franchise.”
“The Hunger Games: The Exhibition offers visitors an unparalleled experience and brings them closer to the world of Panem,” Brown said. “Through a dynamic series of interactives, never before seen content, and immersive environments, guests will connect to The Hunger Games in a one-of-kind experience.”
In the meantime, the last episode will make its debut in theaters on Nov. 20.