Brace yourselves, Hunger Games fans: this could be very sad news. The Huffington Post reports that Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson has denied that any future movies are in the works, despite hinting in June that there would be more films coming. He first got fans' curiosity peaked while on Conan, when he said that "there is" another movie in the works, but Lionsgate sources reportedly denied the rumors. Now, after speaking with Hutcherson directly, The Huffington Post reports The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 is most likely the last film in the franchise.
"Yeah, I mean the truth is I don’t know anything. I would like there to be more because they’re really fun to make, and it’s a fun character, but... afraid that I'm not clear on that one," Hutcherson told the site. "If it does happen, at the same time it’s like, it has to be something that [Hunger Games author] Suzanne [Collins] really believes in. It has to be something that she creates naturally. It's not just trying to make more movies out of it."
There you have it, the sad, sad truth: despite the brief glimmer of hope Hutcherson's previous hints might have given you, the Hunger Games franchise is officially over. This may be a difficult truth for fans to accept, but you're not alone. You may be having a lot of feelings right now, which is why I'm here to help you through the stages of grief until you come out on the other side, but not before you completely lose it. These GIFs perfectly describe how you're probably feeling right now:
Pure, utter disbelief.
Bring on the tears.
Oh, no. Those are angry tears. Now you're rage spiraling.
WHAT HAVE THEY DONE??
What ARE you doing??
How could they do this?
It hurts, feeling like your love for the franchise is unrequited.
What are you supposed to do now?
You're trying your best, but you're just not sure if you can deal with this.
No one else understands how you feel. The struggle is real.
And Finally, Acceptance
Guess you'll have to make do with the good memories.That is, unless Hutcherson's just lying to make us all be surprised when a new movie does get announced. There's still hope, right?
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