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Lionsgate Offers New Update On 'The Hunger Games' Prequel Movie, 'The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes'

Lionsgate Offers New Update On 'The Hunger Games' Prequel Movie, 'The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes'

The Hunger Games prequel movie The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is still on track to be made!!

The upcoming film, a prequel about President Coriolanus Snow (originally played by Donald Sutherland), will be moving forward at Lionsgate, and we just got a new update on it’s progress.

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Josh Hutcherson Opens Up About Why 'The Hunger Games' Was So Different Than Anything He's Done

Josh Hutcherson Opens Up About Why 'The Hunger Games' Was So Different Than Anything He's Done

Josh Hutcherson is opening up about his experience working on The Hunger Games movies.

The 27-year-old actor starred as Peeta Mellark in the film series, and recently dished on how it shaped the way he thinks about taking on future roles.

“It was worlds apart from anything I have ever experienced. It’s like a double-edged sword,” he told EW. “Obviously the benefit of having more projects come your way is great. But when I set out to become an actor at 8, being famous and being recognized was not on my radar. I just wanted to make movies.”

“That naiveté followed me until The Hunger Games slapped me in the face. It’s hard for anybody to digest, especially being a kid from Kentucky,” he continued.

“It made me realize the kind of actor I wanted to be. The idea of doing big, big projects that make you even more well-known doesn’t sound as appetizing. If that opportunity came up again, I would have to think about it more,” Josh said.

In case you missed it, find out all about the new Hunger Games movie that is in the works!

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There's a 'Hunger Games' Movie Marathon This Weekend - Find Out Where To Watch!

There's a 'Hunger Games' Movie Marathon This Weekend - Find Out Where To Watch!

Need something to do this weekend? We’ve got you covered!

Or rather, Freeform has you covered, because they will be having TWO The Hunger Games marathons.

Starting Saturday (May 30) at 1:15pm EDT/PDT, the network will air all four movies – The Hunger Games, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 – back to back.

On Sunday (May 31), Freeform will once again air all four movies starting at 10:45am EDT/PDT!

We highly suggest you get in on one of these marathons (or both!) as The Hunger Games are not available to stream on any platform. The only way to watch the movies is to rent or buy, or if you have Hulu Live TV, you can watch that way.

In case you missed it, there will be a new The Hunger Games movie to add to the lineup – Get all the details!

Francis Lawrence To Return To Direct 'The Hunger Games' Prequel 'The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes'

Francis Lawrence To Return To Direct 'The Hunger Games' Prequel 'The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes'

The Hunger Games fans, get ready!!

Francis Lawrence has signed on to direct the movie adaptation of The Hunger Games prequel The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Deadline reports.

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes centers on Coriolanus Snow at age 18, years before he would become the tyrannical President of Panem. Young Coriolanus is handsome and charming, and though the Snow family has fallen on hard times, he sees a chance for a change in his fortunes when he is chosen to be a mentor for the Tenth Hunger Games… only to have his elation dashed when he is assigned to mentor the girl tribute from impoverished District 12.

The filmmaker also directed all four of the series’ previous films for Lionsgate, and the production company will also be bringing back quite a few of the creative team from the film franchise.

The prequel book was announced last June, and will be released by Scholasticon May 19th in print, digital and audio formats in the US, Canada, the UK and Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.

Fans Are Already Not Loving the 'Hunger Games' Prequel Series Based on President Snow

Fans Are Already Not Loving the 'Hunger Games' Prequel Series Based on President Snow

It doesn’t look like everyone’s loving the concept of the new Hunger Games prequel series.

The popular Suzanne Collins book franchise is getting a prequel series which revolves around the character President Snow, the president of Panem. It’s called The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, and is due out in May. An excerpt was revealed on Tuesday (January 21).

The passage takes place 64 years before the events of The Hunger Games trilogy, in which he is an 18-year-old student mentoring a boy or girl who will fight in the games.

The excerpt was met with sharp criticism from fans online on social media.

“you’re telling me I waited YEARS for a new hunger games book just for it to be a president snow origin story,” one viral tweet read.

Suzanne Collins really made us watch as president snow killed off some of our favourite characters in the hunger games series and expect me to now read the back story of a man who I’m glad is dead,” another read.

“You mean to tell me … I’ve waited years and preordered the Hunger Games sequel for it to be a President Snow origin story … about a rich white boy becoming an authoritarian who loves *checks notes* genocide?” added another fan.

Click here to see the excerpt.

READ MORE: ‘Hunger Games’ Prequel Novel Set To Debut in 2020

'The Hunger Games' To Get Prequel Novel in 2020

'The Hunger Games' To Get Prequel Novel in 2020

There’s another Hunger Games book coming!

Via Deadline, Scholastic has announced that a prequel novel from author Suzanne Collins is on its’ way and set to debut in 2020.

The novel is said to be set in the world of Panem, 64 years before the events of the original “Hunger Games” trilogy on the morning of the reaping of the 10th Hunger Games.

As fans of the novel know, the eventual winner of the games was Griffin Naysmith from District 2.

Suzanne shared about returning with a new book, “I wanted to explore the state of nature, who we are, and what we perceive is required for our survival. The reconstruction period ten years after the war, commonly referred to as the Dark Days—as the country of Panem struggles back to its feet—provides fertile ground for characters to grapple with these questions and thereby define their views of humanity.”

It also seems there will be a movie tied to the book, as well.

Joe Drake
, Chairman of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, shared that “we’ve been communicating with her during the writing process and we look forward to continuing to work closely with her on the movie.”

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'The 100' Star Describes Tonight's Episode as 'The Hunger Games'

'The 100' Star Describes Tonight's Episode as 'The Hunger Games'

This new battle still from tonight’s all-new The 100 looks like it’s the start of a war.

However, star Marie Avgeropoulos says it isn’t at all.

“Instead of having a war that will lose thousands and hundreds of lives to see which clan gets the bunker, they decide on having one final conclave,” she tells EOnline.

“So one member from each clan fights on the streets of Polis, almost in a Hunger Games fashion.”

She adds that you really need to watch this tonight.

“It kicks ass,” Marie says. “When I watched it, I thought it felt like a movie. It didn’t feel like television.

“Die All, Die Merrily” airs TONIGHT @ 9PM ET/PT on The CW.

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