But that's just par for the course for movie franchises — unless you're Harry Potter.
Director Francis Lawrence, producer Nina Jacobson, and screenwriter Peter Craig spoke with BuzzFeed News about the hard choices they had to make adapting the final book in author Suzanne Collins's best-selling franchise. MAJOR SPOILERS!
Also, what happened to everyone's faaaaaaccceeeeeeees?!
And she is gunning for President Snow.
Lionsgate promoted the scene with binary code, some HTML excavation, and an #UnlockMockingjay hashtag — and then it leaked on Tumblr. UPDATED with a second deleted scene featuring Jennifer Lawrence.
UPDATED: The film is the highest grossing film released wide in 2014, and with its win, Jennifer Lawrence makes history. But American Sniper is technically the top-grossing movie for the year.
The filmmakers behind the final Hunger Games movies talk to BuzzFeed News about Katniss' motivation and how dark the climactic film will be. WARNING: ALL OF THE SPOILERS ahead.
The film's $123 million domestic opening weekend is also, however, the best of the year. Hollywood is weird sometimes.
Director Francis Lawrence, screenwriter Peter Craig, and producer Nina Jacobson spoke to BuzzFeed News about adapting the final installment of Suzanne Collins’ best-selling franchise. MAJOR SPOILERS!
Peeta Mellark, damsel in distress.
"My goal is not for kids to be out there doing things that are getting them arrested," director Francis Lawrence told BuzzFeed News.
Unless you've read the book, that is.
There are lots of juicy, seemingly well-researched fan theories out there. Here's three of my favorites.
Now that Catching Fire is burning up the box office, let's turn to the potential land mines throughout the plot of Mockingjay. SPOILERS!
If estimates hold, the film also grossed the biggest 2D debut of all time.
Blame director Francis Lawrence — and author Suzanne Collins.
Catching Fire stars Jena Malone and Jeffrey Wright and director Francis Lawrence explain all the challenges, and rewards, of joining one of the biggest movie series in Hollywood.
Nina Jacobson, the producer of Hunger Games: Catching Fire, talks about Jennifer Lawrence, the movie's politics, working with Suzanne Collins, and switching directors.
Sure, these movies have their differences. But when you line them up side-by-side, it's hard not to see that The Hunger Games looks a lot like an Americanized version of Battle Royale. Warning: spoilers ahead!
We re-watched the first Hunger Games and thought long and hard about dying. We are now very sad.
We finally see the new arena! And the jabberjays! OH SWEET HEAVENS, NOT THE JABBERJAYS!
UPDATED: Julianne Moore, Natalie Dormer, and several others have signed up for the two-part conclusion of the Hunger Games saga — but who are they playing, and what roles have yet to be cast? Warning: SPOILERS within!
The Game Change actress will play the power-hungry president of District 13. Warning: SPOILERS ahead if you haven't finished the books!
Australian actress Stef Dawson will play Annie Cresta, the love interest for Sam Claflin's Finnick.
5 Things You Should Know About The Curious New Marketing Campaign For "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"
Capitol Couture is using high fashion to boost the Hunger Games brand.
Let the The Hunger Game of Thrones fan fics commence!
Alicia Keys' "Girl on Fire" is most-played on your iTunes.
Lionsgate premiered the new trailer at Comic-Con, and yes, shirtless Finnick is in it.
Is Effie wearing couture work gloves? Would you be surprised if she was?
Which is probably the point. You can follow Katniss and Peeta on their whirlwind victory tour at The Capitol PN.
And you thought you'd never use Venn Diagrams again. Katniss doesn't care about the things she says she cares about.