The odds are ever in the favor of Hunger Games fans today, as two exciting announcements filtered into all of the districts from the Capital… or the production company as luck would have it.
Lionsgate Entertainment and IMAX announced the fourth and final installment of the Hunger Games franchise, Mockingjay Part II, will be released in IMAX 3-D this November.
Director Francis Lawrence feels the news will elate Hunger Games fans, pointing to the diversity of venues that will appeal to a wider range of viewers:
“I’m thrilled ‘Mockingjay – Part II’ will be in IMAX theaters. Fans will now have the chance to see the film in any format they want, which is exciting. We recently saw the 3-D version of ‘Mockingjay – Part I’ before its release in China, and the new level of immersion was really fantastic.”
The most recent Hunger Games flick, Mockingjay Part I, was pushed out of IMAX by Chris Nolan’s Interstellar but was converted to IMAX 3-D for audiences in China.
To up the ante, news also came down from Lionsgate today via Mockingjay Part II’s Instagram page regarding plans for the upcoming “Hunger Games: The Exhibition.”
The museum exhibit, set to open in New York this July, will feature seven galleries, including costumes from the Hunger Games’ films, props, and set re-creations of District 12, a ‘Tribute Train,” “The Capitol,” an area specifically centered on “The Making of the Games,” “District 13,” a fan gallery, and Katniss’s Journey.
Hunger Games fans can flock to Discover Times Square in New York City from July 1 through January 3, 2016 to take a gander at the exhibit or wait for the traveling exhibit, which will be hitting major museums across the globe.
While July and November may seem too far away for fans to get their Hunger Games fix, they can console themselves with the knowledge that next week marks the digital release of Mockingjay Part I, followed by the release of the Blu-ray combo pack March 6.
The Hunger Games film franchise, based on the series of novels by Suzanne Collins, stars Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence as heroine Katniss Everdeen. Set in a dystopian future, the Hunger Games follows Katniss as she evolves from forced participant in a governmentally orchestrated game to the death to the leader of a revolution.
The final installment, Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part II, is set to make its theatrical premiere November 20, 2015.
[Image courtesy of Empire.]