What Should ‘Hunger Games’ Fans Do While They Wait for ‘Mockingjay’? J.Law Knows!

Kara Warner
Senior Reporter
November 25, 2013

Editor’s note: This story contains SPOILERS for those who haven’t read or seen Catching Fire.

If you’re one of the many millions of people who saw The Hunger Games: Catching Fire this weekend, or have read Suzanne Collins’s source material, you know that the story ends on a bit of a cliffhanger. Things are not looking great for heroes Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson), and we moviegoers have to wait a whole year before we see how director Francis Lawrence handles his big-screen version of the final book, Mockingjay, which is being split into two films.

[Related: Catching Fire Book vs. Movie Breakdown: A Fan-alysis]

With production on the next movie already underway, we asked Lawrence, Hutcherson and a few of their Mockingjay co-stars to help make that year-long wait a little more bearable by suggesting a few ideas for how fans can pass the time between now and next November. As is customary with this cast, their answers will surprise and entertain you.

Watch Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson try to avoid revealing Mockingjay spoilers:

Are there any two co-stars who are more fun to watch together than Lawrence and Hutcherson? Their easy banter and friendly rapport make for lots of laughs and unexpected question-answering brilliance, particularly when they veer off topic. But the cast does recommend to not spend too much time thinking about the next movie, and rather to do some good for others or perhaps the planet.

Speaking of Mockingjay, we were able to procure one official bonus fact from Francis Lawrence as to whether or not they had yet filmed a particularly pivotal and shocking scene between two characters (*cough* Peeta’s strangulation attempt *cough*). According to Lawrence, that unforgettable scene (which in could potentially be the cut-off point for Part 1 of Mockingjay) is on the shooting schedule for December.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 will hit theaters on Nov. 21, 2014, with Part 2 following the year after.

Watch the cast of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire discuss insect pranks, strip club visits and other antics: