Lionsgate Does Not Want THE HUNGER GAMES To End This Year

The studio is looking for ways to keep kids fighting to the death. 

This year's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part II marks the finale of The Hunger Games series... for now. The films have been a juggernaut, with the last two being the #1 box office hit for their respective years, and Lionsgate is loathe to let go. Speaking to financial types this morning, Lionsgate CEO John Feltheimer says the company is

“actively looking at some development and thinking about prequel and sequel possibilities”

And why not? Warner Bros has figured out how to continue the Harry Potter series with the help of JK Rowling; it seems likely that Suzanne Collins could be convinced to write prequel material for The Hunger Games. There are decades of stories to tell, and if the films don't fall into standard prequelitis - ie, Katniss' mom and dad are important in history for some dumb reason - the canvass of PanEm offers lots and lots of scifi opportunities.

As for sequels - I haven't read the books, so I don't know how it all ends, but I assume the good guys win... however "Good guys" end up being defined when it's all said and done. But I don't really want the further adventures of Katniss Everdeen - I would much prefer more stories set in this world. While all the poltical intrigue fell flat in the Star Wars prequels, the idea of an I, Claudius type story of President Snow's rise to power is intriguing to me.