Will there be another Hunger Games movie as of 2021? A couple of years ago, this would be entirely out of the question, as Suzanne Collins’ trilogy and the 4-movie series that came out of it have all concluded many years ago. In 2020, fans got to read Collins’ prequel, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. What could this mean for the franchise? Would another movie be possible and when would it come out?
Will There Be Another Hunger Games Movie?
Six years have passed since the latest installment in The Hunger Games movie franchise, which is now available to watch on Peacock. Whether or not you liked the outcome - and the boy Katniss ended up with, that story is complete and there's nothing to add in it.
In 2020, Collins surprised fans by releasing A Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, a prequel about the youth of President Coriolanus Snow and a year of the Hunger Games that got deleted from history. Many fans of the original series were opposed to the decision to focus on the hateful dictator, especially since the trilogy boasts many interesting side characters, including Haymitch, Finnick, or even Tigris, who turns out to be Snow's cousin.
Regardless, Lionsgate greenlit the adaptation soon after the book was released, meaning that another Hunger Games movie could become a reality very soon.
When Will the New Hunger Games Movie Be Released?
Lionsgate motion picture chairman Joe Drake has announced that the new Hunger Games movie is going to commence production in early 2022. This would make 2023 or 2024 likely years for the release date of the new film.
Of course, that will only be the case if all goes according to plan, with no delays. Watch out this space for more information as soon as news are available.
What Will the New Hunger Games Movie Be About?
The book is very different in tone and style from Collins' YA trilogy. The story is given through a third-person rather than the first-person point of view, and it can almost be considered as an experiment in political philosophy.
In this book, readers spend an uncomfortable amount of time in President Snow's head. As an impoverished 18-year-old student trying to make life better for himself and his family, Snow becomes a mentor for Lucy Gray, the female District 12 tribute for the year's Hunger Games, only to develop feelings for her.
The book is well-written and the development in the author's style is obvious. But is it enough to make us care about the most hateful figure in Panem? If you really enjoy stories where the villain is the main character, this one is for you. Bear in mind, however, that this isn't some sympathetic anti-villain origin story. Snow's actions were selfish and problematic from the very beginning, and even though he wasn't always a monster, he wasn't justified either.
That being the case, knowing the President's dark end in Mockingjay isn't enough of moral satisfaction. For that, we can only hope for the origin story of other, more likable characters.