'The Hunger Games' may Continue On with More Sequels and Prequels

When you've got a franchise as lucrative as The Hunger Games, with a star as popular as Jennifer Lawrence, you don't simply let it go away. Lionsgate aren't stupid, and with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay wrapping things up later this year, they're already taking steps to keep the cash cow flowing.

First up, Lionsgate is launching The Hunger Games: The Exhibition, which will debut on July 1st at Discovery Times Square in New York City. Here's a quick rundown of what the traveling exhibition will feature:

"The Hunger Games: The Exhibition invites visitors to step inside and explore the world of Panem as created by the films. Hundreds of authentic costumes and props, high-tech and hands-on interactives and detailed set recreations reveal the amazing artistry and technology that brought these incredible books to life. Visitors will follow Katniss Everdeen's inspirational journey, from her humble beginnings in District 12 to her emergence as the Mockingjay, sparking curiosity and excitement. The exhibit will feature seven galleries including District 12, Tribute Train, The Capitol, Making the Games, District 13, Fan Gallery and Katniss’s Journey.
Highlights include iconic costumes from the films such as the Girl on Fire dress, the Mockingjay dress and the Mockingjay armor; key artifacts including the Mockingjay pin, Cinna’s sketchbook and Katniss’s bow; and interactives including an explorable map of Panem, gamemaker’s control table and a stunt choreography interactive."

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 2 will also get a boost by being remastered for IMAX 3D, which should go a long way in making the finale the highest grossing of the franchise. Plus, Lionsgate CEO John Feltheimer says the studio is “actively looking at some development and thinking about prequel and sequel possibilities”. What does that mean, exactly? He doesn't go into detail but, would he be able to bring the busy Jennifer Lawrence back for more adventures in Panem? And would audiences turn out in the same numbers if she's not involved?

Only time will tell where this goes, but The Hunger Games may be sticking around longer than expected.