Hunger Games Sequel Split: Final Book to Become Two Movies!

Mockingjay Part 1 and Part 2 set to be released in 2014 and 2015

By John Boone Jul 10, 2012 9:18 PMTags
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And the Hunger Games dish just keeps on coming!

Though fans were surely disappointed that Jennifer Lawrence and her Hunger Games cohorts won't be bringing their box office juggernaut to this year's Comic-Con festivities, Lionsgate has been keeping everyone satisfied with news on the film's highly anticipated sequels.

Like revealing that Mockingjay will be two movies. So when do the installments come out?!

Fresh off word that Oscar-winner Philip Seymour Hoffman will join the cast in Catching Fire (and off reports that Jena Malone is in talks to take on a role), Lionsgate announced that the final installment in the dystopian saga will actually become two.

Like Harry Potter (which split The Deathly Hallows in two) and Twilight (whose Breaking Dawn became a two parter) before it, Mockingjay will be released as The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and Part 2, with a year separating their releases.

READ: Hunger Games' Elizabeth Banks Meets With Catching Fire Director Francis Lawrence

Part 1 is set to hit theaters Nov. 21, 2014, with Part 2 arriving Nov. 20, 2015. (It was previously announced that Catching Fire, which goes into production this fall, will hit theaters Nov. 22, 2013.)

Here's hoping that the next big news to come from the people behind Katniss, Peeta and the Games will be the long-awaited casting of Finnick Odair, one of the key players in the next three films and a fan favorite.

Until then, it's time to speculate on where exactly Mockingjay will be split in two. Any guesses, readers?!