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'Hunger Games' and the Pitfalls of a Prequel

'Hunger Games' and the Pitfalls of a Prequel

The announcement of a Hunger Games prequel Monday didn’t exactly come as a surprise. Ever since the Jennifer Lawrence-led film series, adapted from Suzanne Collins’ trilogy, concluded with its fourth installment The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015), Lionsgate has discussed the possibility of spin-offs or prequels.

Despite the last installment falling short of box office expectations, a symptom of the unnecessary decision to split the final book into two films, the franchise grossed $2.970 billion worldwide. Although neither the books nor films seem to have held the lasting appeal of Ya phenomena like Harry Potter, Collins will likely still find ...

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