Published On: Thu, Dec 10th, 2015

‘Hunger Games’ prequels may be next with theme park rides rumored

Across four successful films, the Hunger Games, earning over $2 billion combined; the latest and last installment, Mockingjay – Part 2, which has raked in $524 million so far and counting, so Lionsgate doesn’t want their cash cow to end.

hunger_games_mockingjay__part2_tsr_poster-720x1066Speaking at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference in New York, Lionsgate head Michael Burns compared The Hunger Games to the Harry Potter franchise, and promised the franchise would “live on and on and on.”

Fans believe that this may mean prequels just as the Harry Potter playbook as resulted in the 1920s-set prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and Burns wants to dig back into the history of Panem.

Burns wants to see more of the Games themselves.

“The one thing that kids say they missed (from the early Hunger Games films) was there was no arenas,” he said. “If we went backwards there would obviously be arenas.” The first Hunger Games chronicled the 74th annual Games, and Catching Fire depicted the 75th Games, but the two Mockingjay movies contained no arena action whatsoever.

Hunger Games stage show is planned for London in 2016, and Hunger Games rides and theme parks are in the works.

This isn’t even the first we’ve heard about the potential for more Hunger Games movies. Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer stated he was“actively” considering “prequel and sequel possibilities,” and Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson may or may not have let slip that he knows about these plans.



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