Just when we thought we bid our final three-finger salute to The Hunger Games films, we find out that the franchise isn’t calling it a wrap just yet. Apparently Lionsgate is looking to make more films, Variety reports, but not necessarily with Katniss Everdeen. Pulling a total Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them move, the studio is exploring prequel options.
Vice Chairman Michael Burns said today the franchise “will live on and on.” Younger fans liked the arenas from the first two films’ Hunger Games competitions so “if we went backwards, there obviously would be arenas,” Burns added.
Though we would definitely miss Jennifer Lawrence donning the Katniss side braid, the possibilities for an awesome prequel are endless. So what other stories could the world of Panem bring us? We have some predictions.
1. Haymitch’s Story
In the book for Catching Fire, Katniss and Peeta study their opponents for the Quarter Quell by watching the footage of their Hunger Games. They stumble upon the year when Haymitch was the victor, which was a super interesting subplot. However, they didn’t even touch upon this in the movies. Maybe the prequel will center around a young Haymitch competing in the Games.
2. Finnick’s Story
Finnick Odair became a fan favorite in the films (maybe because Sam Claflin is such eye candy). We’d definitely love to see how the District 4 tribute won the 65th Hunger Games at the age of 14 with the help of his mentor, Mags.
3. Forming Of The Games After The Rebellion
We know the annual Hunger Games came to be after the districts rose up in rebellion against the Capitol. Seeing how leaders came to the decision to hold an annual battle to the death of children would be beyond interesting.