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'Hunger Games' Director Says Spinoff Movies Would Be 'Tricky'

Jennifer Lawrence poses in character as her The Hunger Games heroine Katniss Everdeen on the cover of Empire magazine‘s December 2014 issue, on newsstands October 30.

In the issue, Mockingjay director Francis Lawrence talks about the possibility of the franchise creating some spinoff movies in the way that the Harry Potter series is currently doing so.

“It’s a tough thing. It’s a weird thing,” Francis said. “That world of Harry Potter, there’s a lot to that world that you can explain. You can understand the appeal of telling another story, but can you actually do it without Harry, Hermione and those characters? Will people care as much? And I guess you can say the same thing about the Hunger Games world. There are a lot of past games and a lot of this world, but without Katniss, is it the same? Part of what I like about the series is the connection to things we think about and talk about now. What’s the new version of that? That would be the tricky thing.”

For more from Francis, visit EmpireOnline.com!

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Jennifer Lawrence & Liam Hemsworth: 'Catching Fire' Madrid Photo Call

Jennifer Lawrence looks stunning as she attends a photo call for her new film The Hunger Games: Catching Fire held at the Villamagna Hotel on Wednesday (November 13) in Madrid, Spain.

The 23-year-old actress was joined by her two leading men – Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson, as well as the film’s director Francis Lawrence.

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The day before, Jennifer, Josh, and more hit the red carpet at the premiere in Berlin, Germany.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is set to hit theaters on Nov. 22!

FYI: Jennifer is wearing an Alexander McQueen skirt and top with Jimmy Choo shoes, Monique Péan earrings, and an EF Collection ring. Liam is wearing Big Star jeans.

15+ pictures inside of Jennifer Lawrence, and the rest of the cast stepping out in Madrid… More Here! »

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Jena Malone & Lenny Kravitz: 'Catching Fire' Comic-Con Panel!

Jena Malone, Lenny Kravitz, and Willow Shields hit the press line while attending the Hunger Games: Catching Fire panel held during 2013 Comic-Con on Saturday (July 20) at the Hilton Bayfront in San Diego, Calif.

The stars were joined by cast member Jeffrey Wright and director Francis Lawrence.

Make sure to check out photos of Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson at the panel, as well as the newly released trailer for the film!

FYI: Jena is wearing an Acne outfit. Willow is wearing a Marc Jacobs dress.

25+ pictures inside of Jena Malone and Lenny Kravitz at the panel… More Here! »

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Liam Hemsworth & Elizabeth Banks: 'Catching Fire' at CinemaCon!

Liam Hemsworth and Elizabeth Banks flash big smiles while posing together backstage at the 2013 CinemaCon panel for Lionsgate on Thursday (April 18) at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nev.

The 23-year-old actor and the 39-year-old actress were on hand with director Francis Lawrence to show off the new The Hunger Games: Catching Fire trailer, which was shown on a big screen for the first time.

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Later that evening, Elizabeth glammed up to attend the 2013 CinemaCon Final Night Awards, where she was the recipient of the Excellence in Acting Award!

FYI: Elizabeth is wearing Jean-Michel Cazabat “Winona” sandals at the panel. More Here! »

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Jennifer Lawrence: Monday Meeting with Francis Lawrence!

Jennifer Lawrence keeps it cute and casual as she heads to a business meeting with The Hunger Games: Catching Fire director Francis Lawrence at Shutters on the Beach on Monday (June 11) in Santa Monica, Calif.

The 21-year-old star of The Hunger Games carried a super cute Tory Burch wooden bead shoulder bag to the meeting.

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Over the weekend, Jen was spotted out doing a little shopping at Whole Foods and Williams-Sonoma.

She has reportedly been cast in a sequel to X-Men: First Class, where she’ll reprise her role as Raven.

10+ pictures inside of Jennifer Lawrence arriving at a business meeting… More Here! »

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