The Hunger Games has been one of the most popular film franchises of the past decade and is actually the 15th highest grossing in franchise history. The tale of Katniss Everdeen is from the novel trilogy by Suzanne Collins, and there is not another book that acts a prequel to the action fans have already seen on the big screen. However, this has not stopped talks from happening in regards to a prequel film.
As Movie News Guide indicates, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer is keen to work on this endeavor and looks forward to bringing it to fruition. Each of the Hunger Games films has been met with enormous success and popularity at the box office, which has inspired the producers to lean towards creating a prequel film.
Mockinjay Part 2 was the final film that hit theaters last November, and once again brought in a record amount of viewers. It’s understandable as to why the film’s creators are eager to keep the fire burning. However, the lead actress, Jennifer Lawrence, is apparently not fully on board to continue on with the franchise.
As reported by Variety back in December, Lawrence has stated that she would not be involved in a prequel. The busy star shared her reasons for stating this.
“The woman who brought Katniss Everdeen to life on the big screen made it clear that she won’t be dusting off the bow and arrows for rumored prequels to the series that made her a star. ‘I wouldn’t be involved. I think it’s too soon. They’ve got to let the body get cold, in my opinion.’ “
These words from Lawrence have, however, not kept the Lionsgate producers from talking about the possible addition to the trilogy.
In the meantime, Lawrence is keeping full steam ahead with new and exciting endeavors and most recently nominated for yet another Oscar for her role in the critically acclaimed film, Joy. It’s understandable that the star is seeking to branch out and get away from portraying the same character when her level of talent is so widespread.
USA Today has reported that if seeing Lawrence in her breakthrough role as Everdeen is something that fans want to see on the small screen, Mockingjay Part 2 is now readily available for fans’ viewing pleasure as well as the collection of all four films.
“Mockingjay Part 2 is out on digital HD platforms March 8 and on Blu-ray and DVD March 22. And if you’ve somehow missed all four flicks, a collection is also hitting those same dates for all the Katniss you’d ever need.”
The news site also relays how it was possible for the creators and directors of the film to make scenes including the bombed out parts of cities. The tactics were more involved and worrisome than you might expect.
“Bringing the Hunger Games movie franchise to a close meant big battles and even bigger destruction. And for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, Jennifer Lawrence and crew went to Berlin to wade through the remnants of District Two..[.the] finale shows how they went about creating bombed-out cities out of abandoned event space as well as an old Soviet military base.”
Lawrence, herself, also relays a funny story that had citizens of the area the crew was filming worried that historic buildings had actually been destroyed all to create the film.
“Lawrence shares a story about how, for the District Two scene, local Germans took a vote as to whether they wanted to destroy an old building and create something new, or make it a historical landmark. They went for the former'”A week later, we had created basically a fake demolition site and so the whole neighborhood went crazy thinking that they were tearing the building down.'”
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