Sam Claflin wants Hunger Games prequel
- Bang Showbiz
- 25 May 2016
Sam Claflin hopes there will be a prequel of 'The Hunger Games' soon and has even suggested some possible storylines
Sam Claflin is hopeful there will be a prequel of 'The Hunger Games'.
The 29-year-old actor - who plays Finnick Odair in the action film series - would love to see the popular franchise make a return to the screen.
He told E! News: "The great thing about what Suzanne Collins did was to create a world where people want to learn more about it and I think they absolutely have the platform to do [prequels].
"I think there's so many juicy elements to this story, elements that people want to know more about, I think telling the story of how the 'Hunger Games' first started that to me is interesting. To see Woody Harrelson's character do his Hunger Games? I think it really really is something that could be done."
And Natalie Dormer - who plays rebel Cressida - is backing Sam's campaign.
She said previously: "I adore Suzanne Collins for her bravery and her imagination and everything that is the success of 'The Hunger Games', the genesis, it all comes from Suzanne. She wrote such a complex world and yet at the same time had so many scenes that deal with all the things we're struggling with our own time and zeitgeist."
And whilst Sam and Natalie are keen for the prequel to happen as soon as possible, Jennifer Lawrence - who portrays protagonist Katniss Everdeen - thinks it is "too soon".
She said: "I wouldn't be involved. I think it's too soon. They've got to let the body get cold, in my opinion."
The first rumours of a possible prequel was fuelled by comments made by Lionsgate's Vice Chairman Michael Burns, who said the franchise "will live on and on".
He shared: "If we went backwards there obviously would be arenas ... Whatever extensions of 'The Hunger Games' brand we pursue, the intent is not to glorify violence by arbitrarily telling arena stories, but to continue Suzanne Collins' exploration of the concepts of just war theory."