- No new Hunger Games novels by Suzanne Collins have been announced, but with only three out of 75 Hunger Games explored in her previous books, there is potential for more sequels and spinoffs.
- While new Hunger Games movies could be made without new books, the director Francis Lawrence has stated that they won’t produce a new film without source material from Collins.
- The release of The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes in 2020 leaves uncertainty about when, or if, a new Hunger Games movie will be developed, as there is no news of another book from Collins.
Following the release of The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, it’s worth wondering about the potential for additional books or movies within The Hunger Games franchise. Suzanne Collins initially released The Hunger Games in 2008, followed by Catching Fire in 2009 and Mockingjay in 2010. These books were developed into four films spanning from 2012 to 2015, collectively grossing over $2.9 billion worldwide.
In 2020, a prequel series to The Hunger Games was released, delving into the early life of Coriolanus Snow and his ascent to power in the Capitol. The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes adds a fifth entry to its universe, but also one that shifts its focus to a new protagonist. With this latest addition expanding The Hunger Games universe and with numerous untold stories remaining, viewers are left speculating about the possibility of additional novels by Collins or more films from The Hunger Games universe.
At the time of writing, The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Mockingjay Part 1, and Mockingjay Part 2 are available to watch on Peacock.
There Are No Confirmed New Hunger Games Books Announced
Currently, there are no plans for additional Hunger Games novels by Collins. Her first novel chronicled the 74th Hunger Games, followed by the third Quarter Quell of the 75th and last Hunger Games in Catching Fire. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes explored the 10th annual Hunger Games, showing how Snow influenced them to be the spectacle portrayed in her earlier novels. Considering that there are a total of 75 Hunger Games, and Collins has only written about three of them, numerous avenues remain open for more Hunger Games sequels and spinoffs.
Several characters, such as Haymitch or Finnick, who emerged victorious in their respective Games, offer the opportunity for their individual spinoff stories. Exploring Panem’s history before the Games, including the event leading to the loss of District 13, could provide a deeper understanding of The Hunger Games universe. With so many untold stories and unexplored aspects of the universe, Collins has a myriad of possibilities to consider if she decides to bring a new Hunger Games story to life.
New Hunger Games Movies Won’t Be Made Without More Books
While these stories technically may not need novels to be developed into films, the producers and filmmakers of the franchise have indicated that they won’t produce a new Hunger Games movie without source material from Collins. In an interview with EW, Francis Lawrence, the director of The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, was asked about what it would take for him to direct a future prequel or sequel Hunger Games film. He clarified that there are currently no concrete plans for a follow-up movie.
He emphasized the need to have a book from Collins before considering the prospect of adding another film to the franchise. Lawrence said, “If Suzanne has another thematic idea that she feels fits into the world of Panem — whether with new people or familiar characters — I’d be interested in being a part of it.” Given that The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes book was released in 2020, and with no news of another book from Collins, it’s hard to say when – or even if – a new Hunger Games movie will enter development.
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
- Release Date:
- Francis Lawrence
- Tom Blyth, Rachel Zegler, Hunter Schafer, Jason Schwartzman, Peter Dinklage, Josh Andrés, Josh Andrés Rivera, Viola Davis
- 157 Minutes
- Action, Adventure, Drama
- Michael Lesslie, Michael Arndt, Suzanne Collins
- Color Force, Lionsgate
- The Hunger Games, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
- The Hunger Games