Lionsgate to Launch ‘Hunger Games’ Inspired Exhibition Tour

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The Hunger Games have become one of the hottest franchises launching their young stars (Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, just to name a few) into the A-list genre of Hollywood as well as hordes of fans, globally. With a franchise being as popular, rumors already began to circulate that there would be a theme park alla Harry Potter in the works. To think, those plans all circulated around the success of the first film.
 
Today, Lionsgate revealed their plans to launch “The Hunger Games: The Exhibition” U.S. tour set to hit the road in 2015 while talks for that theme park are still in works. The exhibition will include displays of costumes, props, and other elements of the films. The production company has brought in Thinkwell Group to help with the launch.
 
According to Lionsgate, the exhibition will be placed in “major museums and institutions.”

“Now that we’ve built a critical mass of intellectual property, we’re committed to extending our brands into exciting new businesses that create opportunities for our fans to engage with our properties at the same time they deliver significant incremental financial benefits to Lionsgate,” said Lionsgate chief marketing officer Tim Palen. 

The exhibition will be launched several months before the Nov. 25, 2015 release of the fourth and final film, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay–Part 2. As of now, the first two films have grossed over $1.5 billion at the box office, worldwide.

Jimmy Kimmel’s ‘Bitman Begins’

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Remember a few years ago when a YouTube video exploded on the internet featuring two very adorable little boys, one of them named Charlie who bit his brother’s finger?

Well, thanks to Jimmy Kimmel and the Hemsworth brothers (yes, that would be Thor (Chris) and Gale (Liam) from The Hunger Games), they have fast forward time to what would happen when Charlie and his brother grew up for a skit called “Bitman Begins.”

Also featured in the skit are Meryl Streep as they boys’ mother and Tom Hanks as a random monk just hanging around in a dungeon where Charlie is being held prisoner.

Watch the full parody here.

New ‘Catching Fire’ Clip Debuts on ‘Jay Leno’

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While the trailers for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire have ended, lat night while appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Liam Hemsworth took with him a 37-second-clip from the movie. In the scene his character, Gale Hawthorne and Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen discuss how it was never her intention to become the face of revolution; all she ever wanted to do was to protect her family and loved ones.

Of course, the powerful and dreary scene all happens after Leno asks Hemsworth about how it’s like to work with Lawrence on the set. Like most of her other co-stars, he explains how she doesn’t really have a filter, but the second they say action, she goes straight into character.

Check out the clip below and don’t forget (like you could) that The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is set to hit theater on November 22.