This new tradition of splitting the final film adaptation of a final book is a great way to rake in some box office returns. Of course sometimes cutting it into two parts may have its drawbacks, but fans will return to see how it all ends.
For a long time, we’ve known that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay would be split into two parts. Now thanks to Deadline, we know what the release dates are for the film. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be released on November 22, 2013. Then The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 will be released November 21, 2014 while its follow up, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 will be out a year later, November 20, 2015.
Are you seeing a trend? It appears that Lionsgate wants to take advantage of your Thanksgiving hunger by conveniently releasing the final films for The Hunger Games trilogy around the Thanksgiving holidiay. So after you’ve had your fill or if you want to take a break from all that cooking, than you can catch three Hunger Games films, for three straight years.
Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Donald Sutherland, and Lenny Kravitz will all return to reprise their roles in the next film and they will be joined by Jena Malone who will star as Johanna Mason and Philip Seymour Hoffman, who will play Plutarch Heavensbee, the new gamesmaster for the Third Quarter Quell.