Panem Propaganda recently translated an interview with Francis Lawrence for the Mexican newspaper, Informador. In this interview, Francis Lawrence, the director of Catching Fire and Mockingjay, discussed a surprise for fans near the end of Mockingjay: Part 2. You can read the translated interview below!
A recent interview with Mockingjay Part 2 director Francis Lawrence was published in the Mexican newspaper Informador. In the interview, Francis says Mockingjay Part 2 will be a “very satisfying and emotional ending” to the franchise. But what we, and everyone else, is going crazy over is that Francis teases a “surprise” at the end, specifically for fans. We’ve translated the article from Spanish for you.
“After what the characters have been through, you want to end with a sense of hope but due to the themes we’ve explored in the films, the consequences of violence and war, they change forever. Even if there is hope, they’ve suffered permanent damage, ” said the director.
Lawrence insisted, however, despite the lack of a traditionally happy ending, it will be “the most satisfying of all the films (in the series) because the story comes to a conclusion” and he hopes that it will match the expectations of the story’s fans.
The director has spent more than three and a half years dedicated full-time to The Hunger Games franchise, allowing him to establish communication with the fans and listen to their requests. “Fans want us to include specific phrases of the book, certain scenes, ” said the director, who noted that one of the fans’ wishes is to see an on-screen romantic encounter between Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson), characters who pretend an awkward affair.
Without giving specifics, the director said that Mockingjay Part 2 has, “a surprise that’s not in the book” and has added it specifically for the fans. “It’s towards the end of the film,” he said.
What do you guys think the surprise is? Maybe something to do with Katniss and Peeta?