The World of the Hunger Games is pretty rich for a three book (and four movie) series. Lots of characters and places and undiscovered stories. Also, fun merch!
Like these adorable Funko Pop! Figures.
The Katniss Everdeen one – yeah, I’m trusting the USPS to bring that safely to my house next week. The Peeta one will probably be a necessary purchase at some point as well.
Cuteness aside, we’re seeing a continuing theme lately with Hunger Games stuff. Instead of it being branded THE HUNGER GAMES, it’s branded THE WORLD OF THE HUNGER GAMES.
Or advertisements for the Hunger Games Exhibition.
No, this wording isn’t just simple coincidence. It’s a deliberate transition of the HUNGER GAMES brand from simply being three books adapted into movies to the development of a larger world that can be mined for years to come. It’s a big (largely profitable) trend in Hollywood, so no surprise that it’s happening here. Next November, (in THG’s relinquished weekend slot) we’ll see the first of the Harry Potter prequels come to screen. It will be interesting to see how this movie does without Harry being the star of the show, just as it will be interesting to see how THE WORLD OF THE HUNGER GAMES transitions from being about Katniss’s journey, to other stories in Panem.
When will development of the next Hunger Games movie be announced? Six months? One year? Two? Place your bets now.