‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ Confirmed as a Two-Part Movie!

‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1’ will hit theaters November 21, 2014, with ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2’ debuting November 20, 2015.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay will be split into two movies
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay will be split into two movies
Lionsgate officially confirmed that the final installment of The Hunger Games franchise will be split into two movies. The studio announced that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 will hit theaters November 21, 2014, with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 closing out the series November 20, 2015.

Last June, we reported that Lionsgate was looking to split Suzanne Collins' third novel, Mockingjay, into two movies, although it hasn't been confirmed until now. The move has almost become a common practice as of late, with Warner Bros. splitting J.K. Rowling's franchise finale Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows into two parts, and Summit doing the same with Stephenie Meyer's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.

The studio will go into production next month on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, slated for release on November 22, 2013. Francis Lawrence is directing the sequel, although it's too early to tell if he will be back for this two-part Panem finale.

The Hunger Games, released back in March, has taken in $404 million in North America, and $678 million worldwide.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 was released November 21st, 2014 and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright. The film is directed by Francis Lawrence.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 comes to theaters November 20th, 2015 and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore, Natalie Dormer, Stef Dawson, Evan Ross. The film is directed by Francis Lawrence.

Sources: Lionsgate

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  1. Salemwolf711

    of course

    3 years agoby @Salemwolf711Flag

  2. ROFLitschristian

    After a long consideration (approx. 5 seconds) I decided I hate this idea. The first pulled it off in 2 and 1/2 hours. Granted, I didn't read the book, but it is my 2nd favorite film of the year so far.

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  3. thedude-abides

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx Lol. For the life of me, I can't remember who would've been so brazen as to have made that fool-hearted comparison.

    3 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  4. Nicholaus XX

    @thedude-abides -- The producers smile with delight, and the fan girls go wild! Why do they have to make this so much like Harry Potter and/or Twilight?

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  5. T. King (Red Camera Man)

    This might be a good thing if they're really trying to keep all the major/important parts from the book.

    3 years agoby @redcameramanFlag

  6. thedude-abides

    @dan1 We're in agreement there. Can't wait 'till next friday.

    3 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  7. Dan

    @thedude-abides We're bound to think like minded at *some* point. I guess this week is it :) (and next week, when TDKR comes out).

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  8. thedude-abides

    Lol, @dan1. Not unreasonable; I guess with this comment and the Nolan one from the other day it just seems like we're echoing some of the same sentiments of late.

    @narrator Agreed.

    3 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  9. Rufio

    *show of hands* who honestly didn't see this coming once HP did it and the first movie (HG) was such a success? being that i haven't read MJ i have no idea if it is a better idea as one or two movies. the first book felt rushed as a movie, to me, so maybe it would be better. personally i would have liked to see more in the Capital and more character development in HG. and from what i understand, Catching Fire could also use dual film treatment (again, don't know myself as i am only in chapter 5).
    for the record - it really depends on the book as to whether or not this 2-movie idea works or not. fans always complain that the movie is never as good as the book b/c they leae so much out (or change it to help tell the story faster), but then when they make a book into two movies, they whine about greedy hollywood. so my new opinion - make two GOOD movies. don't drag stuff out or make 2 3-hour movies that would do well as 2-2 hour movies. just make 2 good movies (or 1 based on source material) and get on with it!

    3 years agoby @rufioFlag

  10. Rudy

    Just like Deathly Hallows and Breaking Dawn. We all know how Deathly Hallows turned out when they did this. The first one was boring as hell and the second one was just action action action and explosions.

    3 years agoby @rudyFlag

  11. the Narrator

    Don't care for the series or the hype around it. This money grabbing move isn't doing them any favors with me either.

    3 years agoby @narratorFlag

  12. artkid04

    I totally agree with this being split into two, its more necessary than the twilight two parter, i mean there is so much story in this it would be impossible to make an entertaining film out of it, i'm sure this will be more like Deathly Hollows

    3 years agoby @artkid04Flag

  13. moviegeek

    Nope. One giant movie would be just fine. MockingJay would feel disjointed as two parts. It's a full story.

    3 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  14. CUPID

    I really dont care!

    3 years agoby @cupidFlag

  15. Dan

    @thedude-abides *shrugs* Was I being unreasonable before?

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  16. Dark-White-Knight

    PROFIT! Greedy Bastards!

    3 years agoby @Dark-White-KnightFlag

  17. Bradley Tyler

    @bawnian-dexeus He is right, this is definately not worth it..... ;)

    3 years agoby @bradley-tylerFlag

  18. thedude-abides

    @dan1 What's up with you being the voice of reason these days? I feel like I've converted you over to the dark side, lol.

    3 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  19. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @dan1 Not worth it?

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  20. Dan


    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  21. Thomas Clarke (Kiion)

    I don't mind this i loved the first movie so this is welcome

    3 years agoby @thomasclarkeFlag

  22. JonSpidey07

    not shocked by this one bit
    the bigger the books the longer the movies are

    3 years agoby @jonspidey07Flag

  23. Bradley Tyler

    Whilst the film companies see this as a good thing as they will rake in the money, its not a good thing on all other aspects. All 3 books are the same size and while they made a few minor changes the first Hunger Games film was very, very, well adapted for the big screen. So if all 3 books are of relatively the same length, why split the last one into two parts if it can be quite easily fitted into one? I see it as a pointless move and could possibly upset fans or even bore them to have to wait a whole year just to watch a part that they know full well could have fitted into the other one.

    3 years agoby @bradley-tylerFlag

  24. WongFu

    next thing we know is that a trilogy of books would turn into 6 films instead of three.

    3 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  25. The Knight Has Risen

    For f**k sakes, can Hollywood stop making final installments into 2 parts already! This is starting to piss me off!

    3 years agoby @thehost91Flag

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