- Hunger Games producer explains strategies to dodge common issues in big franchises with the prequel
- Emphasizing on character’s journey and new themes to avoid franchise fatigue
- Focusing on ways to engage the audience without relying on key characters of the original series
Hunger Games franchise producer Nina Jacobson has opened up about how the upcoming prequel movie will overcome common obstacles faced by major franchises. In an interview, Jacobson discussed the main challenges of handling a prequel and assured fans that the Hunger Games prequel will address these concerns effectively.
One of the main issues with major franchises is franchise fatigue, which is often caused by repetition in plotlines and story developments. Jacobson mentioned that the key to avoiding this problem is to make sure that the prequel doesn’t have the same emotional or narrative journey as the previous films. She emphasized that exploring new themes and focusing on different aspects of the characters’ journey would help to ensure that the prequel stays fresh for fans.
Another challenge for the Hunger Games prequel is how to engage the audience without relying on the main characters from the original series, such as Katniss Everdeen, played by Jennifer Lawrence. Jacobson explained that the challenge is to “consider how the story brings meaning to the other characters and other perspectives on the world” to make the prequel engaging for viewers.
Overall, the Hunger Games producer has displayed a keen understanding of the pitfalls and challenges faced by prequels in big franchises. By emphasizing the importance of fresh themes and character development, Jacobson hopes that the Hunger Games prequel will avoid these common problems and be a success with its audience.