On last night’s episode of SyFy’s Face Off, Josh Hutcherson stepped in as a guest judge. The creatures the contestants were designing this week were meant to be deadly preadators mixing the elements of an animal and a plant (aka Mutts!). You can check out the full episode (which is extremely cool!) below.
As a successful franchise begins to head towards its curtain call in the cinema, it is natural for questions to start being raised about the future of that world. The Hunger Games is no different, just after the premiere of Mockingjay Part 1, discussions surfaced with Director Francis Lawrence about a potential expansion of the universe and now Lionsgate’s CEO Jon Feltheimer answers questions about the highly debated topic as well. Although he doesn’t deny they’ve thought about it, he does say that maybe another of Lionsgate’s YA franchises would spin off first.
The Hunger Games franchise wraps in November. What’s the future for Lionsgate in the YA space?
We’re always looking for ways to extend all of our intellectual property. We’ve seen that’s what happened with Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings. So we’re always looking for worlds within the IP that we haven’t explored yet.
So you’re saying something else in the Hunger Games world isn’t out of the question?
Not saying specifically for The Hunger Games, but we have other franchises, too. If you look atDivergent, for example, after the third book, [author Veronica Roth] actually put out a novella called Four. There may be other material there. One never knows when we dig into the treasure troves of these brilliant writers what we might find.
Can there be another YA franchise as successful as Twilight or Hunger Games? Or has that moment passed?
These franchises are like magic. You can’t prescribe them. They come out of the ether a little bit, and then you hope you manage them well enough to make them everything they can be.
Do you think The Hunger Games could be expanded upon ala The Harry Potter universe? Or do you think it would just be “greedy” for the studio to move ahead with new canon? If they did do more with Panem, what would you like to see? Prequel? Sequel? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!
Julianne Moore wasn’t the only member of the Hunger Games cast at last night’s Screen Actor’s Guild Awards. Joining her were Mahershala Ali, Natalie Dormer and Gwendoline Christie whose projects were also nominated. Check out photos and video of some of our favorite rebels below.
Mahershala Ali (Boggs)
Natalie Dormer (Cressida)
Gwendoline Christie (Commander Lyme)
Julianne Moore is on a roll! Last night, our President Coin stepped up to accept a Screen Actors’ Guild Award for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” for her work in Still Alice. Check out her acceptance speech and her press room interview below.
Our cast is so fun and so talented! Our fandom is so incredibly lucky!
Willow Shields is looking very grown up in the latest issue of Glamoholic. In the feature Willow discusses growing up with Prim, her future and more.
It’s been awhile since our girl on fire made a red carpet appearance. But over this past weekend, Jennifer Lawrence stepped out at the Producers Guild Awards for a special mission: Presenting a Milestone Award to Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer.
As we all know, Lionsgate are the careful handlers of our beloved franchise’s films. And in her (hilarious) speech, Jennifer acknowledges the gratitude she feels towards Feltheimer, as well as admiring his achievements.
Check out her speech below!
Source: Panem Propaganda
On Tuesday, January 27 (Tomorrow!), Josh Hutcherson will be making an appearance on SyFy’s Face Off as a guest judge. Take a look at a preview of Josh on the show below.
Face Off airs on Tuesday at 9 pm ET on Syfy. Will you be watching? Let us know in the comments!
On a recent episode of “Happy, Sad, Confused,” Josh Horowitz chats with Sam Claflin about Love Rosie, as well as his worst day on the Mockingjay set, looks forward to the second film and discusses Finnick’s fate as well.
…Claflin revealed that he had his “worst day of filming” ever while shooting the conclusion to the popular “Hunger Games” franchise. “I think I actually got hooked up to oxygen tanks,” Claflin said. Yikes!
While Claflin didn’t want to spoil that scene too much for moviegoers, he did give us one tiny tease for what’s to come. “I’d like to think the conclusion to this franchise won’t disappoint people,” he said. “It’s bigger! I’m very excited.”
Of course, he also briefly opened up about his character Finnick’s fate, and as a warning to non-book readers, there are some serious spoilers approximately 34 minutes in.
Sneak Peek at the Cover Art for the Target, Walmart & Best Buy Special Editions of Mockingjay Part 1
News broke earlier this week that Mockingjay Part 1 would be arriving on Blu-ray/DVD on March 6th. Along with the traditional home entertaiment release of the film, there are also three special editions, exclusive to Target, Walmart and Best Buy. And now we are getting our first look at the cover art for these unique versions.
Target has a 3 disc special edition, which includes the Blu-ray/DVD of the film, and all the bonus features previously announced as well as 45 minutes of additional footage on a 3rd disc. Target also has the opportunity to get a bonus fabric poster if you pre-order before release day.
Walmart has a limited edition Blu-ray/Digital disc with an alternative slip cover featuring Katniss, Gale and Cressida. This special version also comes with an exclusive Vudu behind the scenes featurette on Mockingjay Part 1.
Best Buy continues the Steelbook collection for the franchise with a gorgeous case for the film. No word on any other exclusive features at this point.
DWTC will be working on putting together a “buyer’s guide” for Mockingjay Part 1, as we did for Catching Fire to help you pick out which version is best for you so keep watch!
We did it Tributes! Mockingjay Part 1 has officially passed Guardians of the Galaxy as the #1 Grossing Film in the US for 2014. That makes Lionsgate the first company in over a decade to have films top the box office in back to back years!
Congratulations to Lionsgate, Francis Lawrence, Nina Jacobson, Jennifer Lawerence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and all the cast and crew!