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Mockingjay Officially Split In Two
Hunger Games finale arrives in 2014/2015

10 July 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Mockingjay Officially Split In Two

Given the recent history of film franchises splitting big finale adaptations across two movies, the idea that Lionsgate would do the same for the third Hunger Games tome, Mockingjay, is really not all that surprising. But the company made it officially official today, announcing that the two chunks of the final film will hit on November 21, 2014 and November 20, 2015.

The titles have also been revealed, though if anyone was expecting something clever, think again. Towards the end of 2014 and 15, we can expect The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2. If it ain’t broke, we suppose. There’s no word on who might be directing them, especially since Francis Lawrence took over the second film, Catching Fire, from Games man Gary Ross.

The last book in Suzanne Collins’ trilogy finds – spoiler alert for those who have yet to read it – Katniss and co finally sparking the big rebellion against President Snow and the forces of the Capitol. The stakes are raised higher than ever and not everyone will get out with their lives or their sanity intact.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, meanwhile, will land on November 22 next year. We just hope Jennifer Lawrence and the rest of the cast are ready for the extra workload…


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RE: Mockingjay Officially Split In Two
Mockingjay part 2 could be awesome as the second half of the book is solid action, But stringing a whole movie out of the first half will be a bit of a plod. More

Posted by blackduck at 12:07 on 12 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Mockingjay Officially Split In Two
/b]. Certainly not interested one bit in seeing this. More

Posted by NinjaShortbread212 at 02:22 on 12 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Mockingjay Officially Split In Two
you knew it was gonna happen though - every teen film franchise they like to make last a little longer now to make more money. More

Posted by buffster28 at 20:56 on 11 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Mockingjay Officially Split In Two
How predictable. Why make 3 $600m+ films when you can stretch it out to 4?aving read the books, I'm not sure any of them really justify splitting in two. More

Posted by Super Hans at 19:55 on 11 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: $$$ Scheme
Way to squeeze more money out of another shitty tween franchise. First film bored me to death, I couldn't even contemplate sitting through another one, I'm out. More

Posted by Spaldron at 16:33 on 11 July 2012 | Report This Post

...Seriously? Just because The Deathly Hallows was split in 2, it does not mean every single film franchise coming out has to follow the same suit. In my opinion, Mockingjay would still be fine as just one film, there's no need for it to be split. More

Posted by HollyB94 at 13:56 on 11 July 2012 | Report This Post

Silly Idea
Agree with Swedle, the final Harry Potter made sense to chop up because the book was so huge and involved. The book Mockingjay, however, is short and simple. Two films would just ensure that one of them is very boring and light on action. Silly idea :-) More

Posted by Madhava at 13:15 on 11 July 2012 | Report This Post

I think its justified!
"Catching Fire" is the weakest of the three books and they will struggle to get a film out of it. "Mockingjay" has a ton of stuff going on incl. the climactic invasion of the capitol so I see no reason why it can't make two films. I'd sooner they do that and include some of the relationship nuances that were ignored in the "Hunger Games" film. More

Posted by oldstuff at 13:12 on 11 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Not needed...
Wouldn't be because there's only 3 books would it? More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 12:41 on 11 July 2012 | Report This Post

Not needed...
I did enjoy the Hunger Games (not in the rabid fangirl kind of way favoured by many) but after reading the books, I'm pretty sure that the story doesn't need two films, harry potter was a different matter, there were a lot of loose ends to tie up, but with the hunger games series, enough has been cut out already that won't necesitate two films, clearly just a money-spinner More

Posted by Swedle at 11:23 on 11 July 2012 | Report This Post

Cash in
Looks like the studios aren't happy with the $600m + the first film made! More

Posted by moviemandan77 at 07:05 on 11 July 2012 | Report This Post

Nice little money making scheme.... More

Posted by warren7355 at 07:02 on 11 July 2012 | Report This Post

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