More Hunger Games Movies to be Developed, Studio Confirms

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Although The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 was the final film to be adapted from Suzanne Collins' series of best-selling novels, the franchise is far from over. It has been confirmed that more Hunger Games movies are to be developed.

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According to Variety, Michael Burns, vice chairman of Lionsgate, the studio behind the series, has revealed that plans are underway for further films. At the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference in New York, he stated that the franchise “will live on and on."

Although Burns did not give further details, the implication is that any new films would be prequels, that would focus on some of the previous Games. He addressed the issue that the combat arenas of the first two movies were absent from Mockingjay Part 1 and Part 2, saying: "If we went backwards there obviously would be arenas."

Lionsgate's desire to continue the sci-fi action series has been rumoured for some time. In February, Den of Geek quoted Jon Feltheimer, the studio's chief executive, as saying that they were "actively looking at some development and thinking about prequel and sequel possibilities." And in July, co-star Josh Hutcherson also revealed during an appearance on Conan O'Brien's late night show that the studio had further plans for the franchise.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 opened last month. Although the film failed to hit the financial heights of its predecessors on release, it has to date made more than $523 million worldwide.

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