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Will there be another Hunger Games movie?

The Hunger Games: The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes.Directed by Francis Lawrence, the prequel is set 64 years prior to the first film and depicts the events that led Coriolanus Snow (originally played by Donald Sutherland) to become the tyrannical leader of Panem.Tom Blyth plays the young Snow, who is assigned to mentor Lucy Gray Baird (Rachel Zegler) in the 10th Hunger Games.It’s the fifth film in series, following 2012’s The Hunger Games, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One and Part Two.There are currently no announced plans for another film in the franchise. Producer Nina Jacobson, who has overseen all five Hunger Games films, has said she is uninterested in making another instalment unless author Suzanne Collins writes another story.“If [Collins] had a story in this world with something she wanted to talk about, something to explore, then great,” Jacobson told Polygon in summer 2023.

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Watch Olivia Rodrigo’s music video for new single ‘Can’t Catch Me Now’
The Hunger Games: The Ballad Of Songbirds & Snakes.The US singer-songwriter shared her haunting new track at the beginning of this month, which will feature on the official soundtrack from the Hunger Games prequel film, which is out November 17.The music video begins which a camera tracking shot moving into a cabin to find Rodrigo playing guitar and singing the song on the edge of a bed, building up to her running through a green field. The video is also interspersed with clips of Tom Blyth and Rachel Zegler in their respective roles as Coriolanus Snow and Lucy Gray Baird.Watch it below.Other artists set to feature alongside Rodrigo in the film’s soundtrack include Zegler, Billy Strings, Charles Wesley Godwin, Molly Tuttle and more.The Hunger Games: The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes will follow the younger years of Coriolanus Snow (originally played by Donald Sutherland) on his path to becoming the leader of Panem.Previous artists to feature in the soundtrack to The Hunger Games films include Taylor Swift, HAIM, Charli XCX, The Weeknd, Coldplay, Lorde and more.Francis Lawrence, director of The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes said in a statement (via Variety): “From the very beginning of this franchise, we have been fortunate to attract some of the world’s most talented recording artists, whose music has accentuated and complemented the drama of the films while underscoring the emotional weight carried by the characters.“With her highly charged lyrics and urgent voice, Olivia Rodrigo taps into all of that as much as any artist today.