Lionsgate Planning More Movies In TWILIGHT, THE HUNGER GAMES Universes

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Can new material keep TWILIGHT and THE HUNGER GAMES alive at the movies?

Lionsgate has had a fair amount of success with franchises based on teen novels, and they’re not ready to let it go.

Just days after announcing plans to revive the struggling Divergent series on STARZ, CEO Jon Feltheimer suggested that there’s more to come from other franchises as well during a quarterly earnings call with stock analysts, according to Variety.

“There are a lot more stories to be told, and we’re ready to tell them when our creators are ready to tell those stories,” he said of The Twilight Saga and The Hunger Games franchise, both of which were produced by the studios.

In this instance, “creators” does not necessarily include authors Stephenie Meyer or Suzanne Collins, who sold the rights to their novel to the filmmakers and thus left the door open to further interpretation, but it would be a smart move for the studio to get their blessing if they want diehard fans to follow.

While to doesn’t seem likely that we’ll see the return of Katniss Everdeen or Bella Swan, the studio could use the established world for prequels and sequels. Fans have mentioned plenty of ideas for both franchises, including a prequel to The Hunger Games following young Haymitch during his Quarter Quell and a sequel to Twilight following Jacob and an age-appropriate Renesmee. New movies could also follow new characters altogether.

Lionsgate still seems to be toying with their ideas very loosely and hasn’t announced what direction that would take for new stories or potential time frames for release.

Originally, The Twilight Saga ended in November 2012, while The Hunger Games films bowed in November 2015.

 

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  2. I personally couldn’t care less about Twilight, but The Hunger Games is another story. I’ve been, no pun intended, hungering for more of that story since 2015. I’m glad that we’re still only speaking generally of further installments and spin-offs WHEN the creators are ready for them, because I certainly want the material to come from or be thoroughly discussed with and approved by Collins. There are prequel possibilities…previous Games, especially those of the other victors we know best (Haymitch, Finnick, Johanna); the original rebellion/war/Dark Days that resulted in the establishment of the Games; Snow’s and Coin’s rises to power.

    I would much prefer a sequel(s), because going into the future always allows for flashbacks and explanations of the past while also not being trapped there. I’m MOST interested in post-revolutionary Panem, and the lives of the surviving characters (Katniss, Peeta, Haymitch, Effie, Johanna, Annie & Finnick’s son, Gale, etc.) and their children. Should there not seem to be enough potential for conflict in all of that, there’s always these things to consider: remaining Snow and Coin loyalists or similar people who aren’t happy with the new world and the way President Paylor runs the country…plus the rest of the world outside North America, and the potential friends and enemies that could be out there as Panem begins to fully reconnect and reintegrate into whatever global community still exists at that point. It would definitely be well worth (eventually) expanding upon and adding further depth, detail, dimension, and development to THG!!!

  3. Stephani Mills

    I really don’t care what they do with Twilight but if they touch the hunger games I am gonna be pissed, leave it alone. It’s finished!!! the story was told, we don’t need a tv series or a reboot, we don’t need a continue of the story. just stop this maddness

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