Suzanne Collins Done With 'The Hunger Games' Series
Suzanne Collins, author of the hit Hunger Games series has squashed the rumors of a possible fourth book, saying she is done with the franchise.
No More 'Hunger Games'
Collins, who published the first book, The Hunger Games, in 2008 was recently asked if she had any plans to continue Katniss’ life story in a follow up book to the third, and final, installment Mockingjay, published in 2010. “Another one? No, the books are done,” replied Collins’ agent, Jason Dravis.
Collins has moved on from The Hunger Games and most recently published Year of the Jungle, an autobiographical, illustrated children’s book about the effect of war on children.
Cast Wants More Movies
Fans will no doubt be disappointed by the news, as will the cast of the blockbuster film adaptations.
“I’d love to see Suzanne Collins write something else that we could expand on… We love these characters. I think people are really fascinated to see where their lives go,” Elizabeth Banks, who plays Effie in the films, told E! News.
Star Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss) also expressed her hope for the possibility of doing more films after they complete Mockingjay, which has already been split up into two films.
“I kind of hope so,” Lawrence said when asked about a possible Mockingjay Part 2 follow up.
However, Lawrence’s hope for yet another future Hunger Games film is not quite rooted in story so much as her experience working on the first two films. “It would be so fun. This is the best group and we have so much fun. I love doing these movies. I get really sad when I think that we’re almost done,” Lawrence revealed to E!.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the second film in the franchise, is hitting theaters Nov. 22, with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 set for a 2014 and 2015 release, respectively.
If Collins does change her mind, one thing is for sure – she will have a lot of fans lobbying story ideas her way. [SPOILER ALERT]
Please guys, I know you want to know Katniss & Peeta's kids' names but I can't reveal their names or any book info by Twitter. Sorry.— Suzanne Collins (@suzcollins1) September 27, 2013
– Olivia Truffaut-Wong
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