The day has come. The final day. The day that has brought out great sadness in the fandom. And great appreciation for the cast and crew.
Yes, today was the last day of principal photography on the Hunger Games movies.
Group hug time.
Knowing that the cast and crew have completed principal filming is a big deal. There may be reshoots. But 99% of the filming is inevitably done. And I’m sure it’s a very emotional day for those who were involved in the production of the movies.
Ok, another group hug for all those fine people.
But, while this is a huge milestone in the movie production, let’s be real. After they’re done hugging a lot of them will still have significant Mockingjay-related responsibilities. Francis Lawrence and the post-production team still have a lot of work to do, I’d imagine. Especially on Part 2. And the cast will be together again for the marketing blitz for the two remaining movies.
So yes, while this is the beginning of the end, the journey is not over. Don’t despair too much.
Remember, we’re still waiting on the FIRST trailer of Part 1! There’s a ways to go before you can truly call this THE END.
So, while we’re all sad, just think of all the good stuff yet to come! (When the hell did I become an optimist?)