While we wait for the announcement of who will direct Catching Fire, MTV gives us their top 5 reasons to be excited for Catching Fire!
It’s Actually Being Made
Obvious, sure, but remember when a sequel wasn’t a foregone conclusion? When Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer said the first installment had to hit $100 million domestically in order to justify sequels (which it did handily)? We’re lucky to have at least two — if not three — more films on the horizon. Just think how “John Carter” fans feel right now …
Gary Ross Set Up the Series Well
No sloppy seconds here. Ross’ successor will have to bring his A-game to “Catching Fire,” considering the bar Ross set. Here’s hoping he is up for the challenge.
Either Director Will Excel
Speaking of a challenge, if the rumored director shortlist of Lawrence (“Water for Elephants”) and Miller (“Moneyball”) is accurate, the series will be in safe and sound hands. My colleague, Kevin P. Sullivan, already examined the candidates’ respective CVs in length, but suffice it to say, both directors will bring their respective strengths to the Games.
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What you some of the reasons you’re excited for Catching Fire?