December 08, 2015

NEWS: Lionsgate Vice Chairman Wants To Film 'Hunger Games' Prequels Where There Would Be Arenas

Lionsgate Vice Chairman, Michael Burns, spoke at a recent investor conference, discussing the desire of the film studio to make more Hunger Games films. More specifically, Burns talked about their interest in filming Hunger Games prequels where there would be "arenas," as it is what the audience apparently "missed" from the earlier Hunger Games films. He also compared The Hunger Games franchise to Harry Potter and said that the series would live on and on and on...

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Burns spoke at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference in New York as Lionsgate's latest edition of Hunger Games continues to lead the box office with about $525 million earned worldwide. The film opened just over $100 million in its opening weekend. 
Fans of the Katniss Everdeen franchise should definitely expect to see prequels. 
"The one thing that kids say they missed (from the early Hunger Games films) was there was no arenas," he said, referencing the stadiums where children killed each other and noting the prior films only covered the 74th and 75th competitions. "If we went backwards there obviously would be arenas."
What do you think Tributes? Do you want to see Hunger Games prequels? Or would Lionsgate making prequel films "with arenas" pretty much mean that the world (including us fans) missed the point of Katniss' story? Also, if they were to make prequels, which story would you like to see on screen? Haymitch or Finnick's games, perhaps?

Director Francis Lawrence (and producer Nina Jacobson) has already said in an interview that he would only direct more Hunger Games films if the script is from author Suzanne Collins herself. However, with this kind of comment from the studio itself, it seems like with or without Francis (and Nina), prequel films will be made. What do you think about that? Sound off in the comments!

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