Peeta may have just hinted at more 'Hunger Games' movies. We are ready.
The Hunger Games wraps up its planned four movies on November 20th, 2015, and come November 21st, we won’t have any new Hunger Games movies to look forward to. And that’s a major bummer. Because what is even life without Hunger Games movies? What’s life without knowing Katniss, Peeta, and Gale will be back? Well, thanks to Peeta himself (aka Josh Hutcherson), he sort of maaaaaybe accidentally let it slip that there could be more Hunger Games movies coming our way.
The trio of Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth are all at Comic-Con right now, and following their panel in Hall H yesterday, the three stars headed over to tape an episode of Conan (Conan O’Brien also moderated their panel, like that’s not a big deal or anything). After Lawrence broke out into song, Conan asked about future plans for the series, and if we might see more Hunger Games movies down the road.
Which would be exciting, because there have been rumors about Hunger Games prequels, sequels, and spinoffs —unconfirmed rumors, that go back to January of this year. But nothing ever materialized out of them. That is, until last night, when Conan asked the group if “[there’s] going to be a sequel? Or a prequel?”
To which the Boy with the Bread shouted, “THERE IS!” before quickly realizing what he had just said, and followed up with, “I’m sorry, I’m sorry. No no, I can’t say that. I can’t say that, sorry. We’ll see what happens.” Which is like him doing this: ¯_(ツ)_/¯
Meanwhile, J-Law’s face goes from happy to shocked to, “I’m going to shoot you with an arrow through the heart once we get off stage.”
She also appears to mouth, “he’s kidding” but the damage is already done. Conan mentions that Hutcherson is the worst liar he’s ever seen.
It appears as if Lionsgate (the studio behind the Hunger Games movies) was watching the Conan episode, and immediately squashed the rumor, saying that there are no more planned Hunger Games movies coming. But then again, I’m pretty sure Katniss was told she’d never have to go back into the Hunger Games arena and LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED.
What makes this even more peculiar is that the video of this Hunger Games admission appears to have been scrubbed from the internet. Like, completely. Like, there are no videos of it actually happen aside from this odd Conan 360° video where all their voices are distorted. So you’re going to have to take our word for this. Peeta accidentally spilled the beans.
While we shouldn’t start celebrating this news just yet… OK, no, never mind, let’s celebrate. This is AMAZING. We need more Hunger Games in our life, and whether it ends up being a prequel story, or a straight spinoff about Peeta and Katniss (and their kids?!) we’ll be there.
So don’t put away your longbow just yet. It sounds like we’re heading back to Panem.
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