'Hunger Games' Sequel 'Fire' Set for 2013, Two Marvel Films for 2014
May the odds be ever in Lionsgate's favor. The studio has officially announced a November 22nd, 2013, Thanksgiving weekend release date for Catching Fire, the sequel to The Hunger Games, an adaptation of the second book in Suzanne Collins' series about the annual death match Hunger Games in Panem. The first film is already shooting now with Gary Ross directing a cast including Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss, Josh Hutcherson as Peeta, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Hemsworth & Woody Harrelson - some new photos here. That's set for release March 23rd, 2012 next year. Marvel also just scheduled two of their new unmanned films.
In Deadline's update on the release news, including Catching Fire, they mention that Disney has scheduled two upcoming Marvel movies, unnamed ones, for release way out in 2014. The first one is set for May 15, 2014, early in the summer, and the other for June 27, 2014. Both unspecified. They've also scheduled an unnamed Pixar movie for May 30, 2014, an untitled 3D film by Henry Selick for October 4, 2013, and The Odd Life of Timothy Green with Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton for August 15, 2012 as well. Quite a few untitled, but those Marvel ones are interesting. Early predictions are a Dr. Strange movie and maybe a Captain America sequel (or otherwise), since Thor 2 and Iron Man 3 are already set for 2013.
It's interesting to watch the studios schedule releases like this so far out. Last week we saw them set The Amazing Spider-Man 2 for May 2nd, 2014 and Thor 2 was also recently set as well, but that just got a new director. Though in regards to The Hunger Games, I'm honestly not sure how well that will perform, even though it's adapted from a popular series, we have yet to see a trailer or much else. It looks like Lionsgate is confident though, and the sequel will be coming anyway. Is anyone already excited for these sequels?
Reader Feedback - 7 Comments
Enjoyed Captain America, had a few issues with it, but not as bad as I feared..Cap is a hard character to pull off on screen, Ive seen every attempt and they all failed miserably so they really got it right this time. Havent seen Thor yet, and a captain america sequel is expected. Its good to see Marvel Studios gaining momentum, dont get me wrong I LOVE that Marvel is having success in the box office, I love that Im almost 40 and most of the films I saw this summer were based on stuff I was geeking out over in my teens but I hope they make that jump to real film status ala the DK franchise! I want to see that serious real life treatment applied to the marvel universe rather than just seeing a live action version of a good comic book! I have high hopes for spider man, the trailers seem promising.
lando on Aug 8, 2011
I just finished the Hunger Games books and I was SO tired of them/Katniss by the time I was done I cant say Im eagerly anticipating the movie adaptations any longer. On the other hand, the lead was great in Winters Bone, so I hope this boosts her career
Voice of Reason on Aug 8, 2011
would it not just be captain america 2 and the amazing spiderman 2? - maybe avengers 2 - or S.H.I.E.L.D ? hmm
RhythmDave on Aug 8, 2011
any chance that a Hulk sequel could be in the cards?
Bucker96 on Aug 9, 2011
It huddles in corner and weeps gently. Pausing only occasionally to mutter... "Deadpool".
Anonymous on Aug 9, 2011
Remember there is talk of an X men 4 also believe it or not
RhythmDave on Aug 9, 2011
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