We already knew Lionsgate was going to split Mockingjay into two films, but now the studio has given us details on exactly when we can expect to see the final chapters of The Hunger Games in theaters. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 will arrive Nov. 21, 2014, and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 will be released approximately one year later on Nov. 20, 2015. Those dates seem so far away, but of course, we still have Catching Fire to look forward to next year on Nov. 22!
The first film in The Hunger Games trilogy is still about a year away from release, but the studio behind its production, Lionsgate, is placing big bets on its future success. The final book in the series, Mockingjay, will be split into two movies, bringing the franchise to four movies total. I'm a pretty huge fan of The Hunger Games, but I'm a little worried that stretching the third chapter into two complete films might water down the story.
This is obviously a big trend in adaptations right now, considering that Mockingjay will be following a pattern set by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Breaking Dawn, and most recently, The Hobbit. Some of those books do feel epic enough to fill two movies, but it also feels like the popular titles are being milked for all their worth. What's your stance? Are you happy that there will be four Hunger Games movies?