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Jennifer Lawrence thinks the Hunger Games prequel is a bad idea, won't star in it

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If the producers at Lionsgate had it their way, the Hunger Games franchise would never end.

Speaking at a conference in New York City earlier this month, Michael Burns, the studio's entertainment vice chairmen, confirmed that they were already working on plans to bring prequel editions to fruition. He claimed that the Panem universe was simply too large to tackle in four films, and wanted to use more movies to explore the history of the people and their various districts.

Now, star of the franchise Jennifer Lawrence, has admitted that she thinks it's too soon for the Hunger Games to add more films and thinks everyone should just take a minute to breathe.

In an interview with Variety, Lawrence said not only did she think it was a bad idea, but that if it were to happen, she most definitely wouldn't be involved.

"I think it's too soon," she said. "They've got to let the body get cold, in my opinion."

Still, despite Lawrence bowing out and voicing her concerns over the resurgence of the series so quickly after the last movie, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2, that's not going to stop the studio from pursuing the development of prequel installments. After all, the franchise's four films have grossed over $1.3 billion at the box office so far.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2 is currently playing in theaters.