New Twilight and Hunger Games sequels a possibility

Twilight: Eclipse (top), The Hunger Games (bottom)Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer recently told Wall Street that the studio isn’t quite finished with the hugely successful Twilight and Hunger Games film franchises.

Feltheimer said during a quarterly earnings call on Tuesday (Aug. 8): “There are a lot more stories to be told, and we’re ready to tell them when our creators are ready to tell those stories.”

This means that should the franchises’ respective creators — Twilight‘s Stephenie Meyer and The Hunger GamesSuzanne Collins — decide that there are more stories to be told, Lionsgate is ready and willing to tell the tale. This could be in the form of further sequels or spin offs.

While fans could speculate where the new films could take vampire couple Edward and Bella as well as rebellion leader Katniss Everdeen, it’s going to be key that the studio lands the same actors!

Twilight fans will be happy to hear that Robert Pattinson has expressed interest in returning to his role. Robert told Yahoo! Movies back in April that should a spin-off happen, he’d definitely consider returning as the vampire heartthrob: “So, I’ll get my own spinoff?… I’m always kind of curious. Anything where there’s a mass audience — or seemingly an audience for it — I always like the idea of subverting people’s expectations. There could be some radical ways of doing it, which could be quite fun.”

Kristen Stewart is interested in seeing a new take on Twilight, but might not wish to star in it herself, telling Uproxx in 2015, “I loved doing it. But that doesn’t mean I want to keep doing it. But if other people? Yeah, sure. To be honest with you: I would be interested. I’d be kind of fascinated, but it wouldn’t emotionally affect me one way or the other.”

The task might prove to be a bit more difficult for The Hunger Games franchise star, Jennifer Lawrence. The actress said in a 2015 interview with Variety that she would not likely return to the role that made her a household name if she was asked — at least, not anytime soon: “I wouldn’t be involved…I think it’s too soon. They’ve got to let the body get cold, in my opinion.”

Would you be interested in seeing new installments in these franchises? And where do you think the stories should go? Sound off in the comments section below! ~Alexa Caruso

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Comments & Discussion

  1. Snepts • August 10, 2017 @ 1:45 AM

    Oh, joy…

  2. CDubya • August 10, 2017 @ 11:57 AM

    Think of something new, Hollywood. These are done and done. Give new actors a chance at a new franchise idea.

  3. Penguin • August 10, 2017 @ 12:40 PM

    Enough is enough. Learn how to know when you’ve done enough pre/sequels and move on. Does o one out there have an original idea any more!!??

  4. Georgina • August 10, 2017 @ 2:53 PM

    Yes to Twilight from Edward’s POV, like Stephanie Meyer was writing. Now that I’d be really interested in! A continuation of Bella and Edward married with that weird kid? Uh, no.

  5. Lana • August 10, 2017 @ 3:15 PM

    Stephanie Meyer is done with Twilight! Some people think that she could write now books with Renesme&Jacob story but believe me that she is done. I loved Twilight very much.
    Stephanie started writing a book with Edward’s POV few years ago,but somehow leaked in public and she never finished. 3 amazing books 4 movies-thank you Stephanie. It was enough.

  6. Julia • August 10, 2017 @ 7:33 PM

    Unfortunately, the only good stories Stephanie has ever come up with were the Twilight ones. If she wants anymore success, she should listen to her fans.

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