reporting by Josh Horowitz
With "Mockingjay - Part 1" now officially in theaters, fans of the "Hunger Games" franchise are faced with the tough reality that Katniss' story will conclude in just one measly year.
However, since "Twilight" is returning with mini-movies and J.K. Rowling's "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" trilogy will soon take us back to Potter-land, MTV News just had to ask "Mockingjay" director Francis Lawrence if things were really over for the world of Panem.
"Everybody is thinking about [expanding the franchise], and talking about it," Lawrence said. "I just think that one has to go into that world carefully. A huge part of what makes the stories great is that it was really built upon this idea of the consequence of war, and you have an amazing character like Katniss at the center of it. To just say, 'Oh, we're still in the "Hunger Games" world' is really risky."
However, just because it's risky doesn't mean it might not happen.
"You need to make sure that you have something new to say," Lawrence continued. "New characters need to be created that are just as compelling as Katniss. It's a tricky thing, but I'm definitely open to talking about it, and I think everybody's thinking about it. Everybody loves the world, and the ideas."