UPDATE: We’ve learned from a reliable source that some of the information noted by Bowen, stated below, is not accurate.
A little bit of interesting intel concerning the production of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2 surfaced today thanks to a local news reporter.
Russ Bowen, who reported extensively on The Hunger Games filming while it shot in his (now former) residence of North Carolina in 2011 shared two pieces of information on Twitter today.
First was that Catching Fire, which already has a good deal of filming under its belt, will shoot for two more weeks in Hawaii and two more weeks in Los Angeles.
In addition, he’s learned that Mockingjay will begin shooting this July but its production location has not yet been set in stone. We’d presume that since they need to film two movies at once, they’ll take a break in the fall to promote Catching Fire‘s theatrical release then return to film Mockingjay in December or wait until early 2014.
Catching Fire hits theaters November 22, 2013. Mockingjay – Part 1 opens November 21, 2014 and Mockingjay – Part 2 hits November 20, 2015. All three of these films will be directed by Francis Lawrence, who replaced The Hunger Games director Gary Ross.
Last week was a busy one for fans of The Hunger Games. We were treated to ten gorgeous posters, each featuring a portrait of one of the lead characters. These portraits included our first look at Katniss’ (Jennifer Lawrence) wedding dress as well as Johanna Mason (Jena Malone).
Thanks to Mr. Bowen.