Hunger Games Monckingjay Part 2 star Josh Hutcherson hinted of the possibility of more Hunger Games movies ? and it definitely caused quite a stir in a world where fans are clamoring more of the JLaw-JHutch tandem (or is it Lawrence-Hutcherson?).
Although Lionsgate denied that there are plans of more Hunger Games movies in the future, it can be remembered that Hutcherson hinted to Conan O?Brien during the 2015 San Diego ComicCon that the possibility is very real.
JHutch has backed away from his comments ever since (which obviously caused a commotion in the Panem-crazy public), but Huffington Post was able to get this statement from the actor playing Peeta Mellark.
?Yeah, I mean the truth is I don?t know anything. I would like there to be more because they?re really fun to make, and it?s a fun character, but… afraid that I’m not clear on that one,” Hutcherson said. “If it does happen, at the same time it?s like, it has to be something that Suzanne [Collins] really believes in,” he continued. “It has to be something that she creates naturally. It’s not just trying to make more movies out of it.”
Even if there are no immediate plans of the movie franchise extending, the actor did in fact star in another project which reunited him with Hunger Games co-stars. The project is called Canon?s Project Imagination: The Trailer.
This is a consumer contest helmed by Ron Howard where one winning trailer submission is chosen to be turned into a short film. The winning trailer, ?Tainted Water,” inspired the short film, ?The Rusted,? a psychological thriller directed by Kat Candler?(?Hellion?) and starring Hutcherson and “Hunger Games” actress Jena Malone as a brother and sister facing strange happenings while renovating their childhood home.
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If JHutch does have a say in another Hunger Games cinematic adaptation, where would the story start?
It would take place at a time when Peeta and Katniss finally gets together in the end and starts a family of their own!
?The last book kind of jumps from them kind of having a final moment… and then it jumps to another point in the story, and there?s a gap there in the middle. I think that could be a start. So I don?t know what would happen exactly, but all I know is that their own country and developing nation with all kinds of turmoil and ups and downs, I feel like there?s a good story in there.?
Personally, we don?t want the HG franchise to end and we?d be happy to watch a movie where we find out the whole mess of how the whole Hunger Games actually originated. There won?t be any Jennifer Lawrence-Josh Hutcherson tandem naturally, but would be great to see President Coin, Haymitch, and yes, even President Snow during their younger years.