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THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE (2013): Sequel Officially Titled

The Hunger Games Catching Fire

The Hunger Games sequel titled The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The sequel to The Hunger Games being called The Hunger Games: Catching Fire instead of just Catching Fire is a bit odd. When The Dark Knight became the official title for the sequel to Batman Begins, people knew it was the title for the sequel to Batman Begins.

It seems Lionsgate didn’t believe in the intelligence of its audience or The Hunger Games fan base, both for the book and the film. Keeping that in mind, they went the Twilight and Pirates of the Caribbean route and have made the title of the first successful film the beginning title for all the remaining films.

Others see the naming of Catching Fire the elongated The Hunger Games: Catching Fire differently, also using Twilight as an example:

When it came to creating brand recognition, Summit Entertainment really nailed it with the Twilight franchise. When the sequels were being produced they didn’t simply call them Eclipse or New Moon, but rather extended the title but putting The Twilight Saga: in front of it.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be directed by Francis Lawrence and star Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland, and others.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire fan movie poster:

The Hunger Games Catching Fire Fan Movie Poster

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Fan Movie Poster

For more The Hunger Games photos, videos, and information, visit our The Hunger Games Page, subscribe to us by Email, follow us on Twitter or on FacebookThe Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens in US theaters through Lionsgate on November 22, 2013.

Source: Cinemablend

 

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  • Kaelyn

    no surprise really, a lot of movie series do that. it helps with recognition and stuff. but I know that the fans will still call it Catching Fire, not the full name. just like with the twilight movies, people call it New Moon, not The Twilight Saga:New Moon. It sounds better and is shorter. so I’ll be calling it Catching Fire:)

  • You are absolutely correct.

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