Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 is officially meant to be the last in the series as per the books the movies are based on, but it seems like fans might will the continuation of the franchise, with new sequels or a possible spin-off.
Den of Geek reported that after a new round of calls with investors the search for new stories to continue with the series is on. According to the publication, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer stated that they were looking for sequel or prequel possibilities. He said that they were "actively looking at some development and thinking about prequel and sequel possibilities" for The Hunger Games.
He went on to add that they were inspired by Warner Bros. move to do something more with the Harry Potter series.
In December last year, Movie Pilot speculated that since the Hunger Games franchise had been incredibly popula, Lionsgate could look to extend it, especially since their other properties don't even touch the popularity of this one. The report flirted with the possibility of a spin-off focussing on the future of District 13.
Both Hutcherson, who plays the part of Peeta Mellark, and Lawrence, who portrays Katniss Everdeen, have expressed their disappointment at having to part with the franchise.
In a special interaction for Interview Magazine, Lawrence spoke with actor Eddie Redmayne, telling him that she was quite sad about having to bid adeu to the Hunger Games. " I'm not happy about it at all," she said.
Huctherson echoed her sentiments in another interview, stating it was "really hard" to wrap filming.
But despite their feeling this way, it doesn't seem likely like they would return if the show were to go on. Lawrence joined the Hunger Games franchise before she made it big on the scene. Now she is a reckonable force in the industry and has moved on to maturer roles, so she might not want to continue with series or a spin-off. Hutcherson is also in a similar place, but his success doesn't compare with Lawrence, and if the series would choose to center on his character, there could be the possibility of him considering returning.
The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 will hit theaters on November 20.
Watch the trailer for Mockingjay Part 1: