Jennifer Lawrence Wants Nothing to Do with the 'Hunger Games' Prequel

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Jennifer Lawrence
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Update, 12/14: Casually stomping on the dreams of millions with the heel of her studded Louboutin booties, Jennifer Lawrence plainly stated that she would not be joining in the proverbial milking of the cash cow that is the Hunger Games franchise. 

"I wouldn't be involved," Lawrence said of the much-discussed prequel in an interview with Variety (opens in new tab). "I think it's too soon. They've got to let the body get cold, in my opinion."

Which is fine, because that leaves more time for more projects like twinning with Amy Schumer (opens in new tab)

Original story, 12/8: Rejoice, people who aren't ready for The Hunger Games to be over. Despite the franchise's final film being in theaters, Lionsgate just revealed that they're open to making prequels. This is Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them all over again.

During an appearance at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference in New York, Lionsgate chairman Michael Burns revealed that the franchise "will live on and on," and that prequels certainly aren't out of the question. No plot information has been revealed at this point, but Burns confirmed that "if we went backwards there obviously would be arenas." Good to know.

Katniss Everdeen and gang presumably won't be featured in future films, but characters like Haymitch Abernathy, Effie Trinkett and President Snow could reasonably make appearances. 

Not sure how we'll get through a Hunger Games movie without making jokes about Pita Bread every time Peeta comes on screen, but still. Exciting news.

A scene for the Hunger Games where Jennifer Lawrence's character is advised to, "Stay alive."

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Mehera Bonner
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Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.