‘Hunger Games’ Director Has Had Discussions About Helming The Prequel

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Hunger Games film series director Francis Lawrence revealed he’s had conversations about helming the potential prequel movie.

Earlier this year, Lionsgate announced it was working with Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins to develop a new film based on her upcoming prequel novel. Due to be released next summer, the prequel is said to be set 64 years before the events of the original novel and is timed to occur during the Tenth Hunger Games.

During an interview with People, Francis Lawrence was asked about returning to the Hunger Games franchise for the prequel, having already directed three installments of the film series. In response, Francis Lawrence revealed that he actually has been talking with Suzanne Collins and Lionsgate about directing the potential film, adding that he would love to revisit the franchise:

“Yeah. I mean, I’ve definitely been talking to Suzanne about it and to Lionsgate about it, and so, you know, it’s something that I would absolutely love to do.”

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The original Hunger Games trilogy centered on Katniss Everdeen’s rising popularity on the televised battle royale death match called The Hunger Games and her subsequent leadership role in the uprising against the fascist government. Lionsgate released four films based on the novels starring Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence as Everdeen opposite Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, and Elizabeth Banks. The film quadrilogy collectively grossed nearly $3 billion at the worldwide box office.

Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games prequel novel will be released on May 19, 2020.

Source: People

New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

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Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".

"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

Source: DC Universe

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