10 Ways The Hunger Games Films Were Almost Completely Different

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Mockingjay Part 2 marks the end of The Hunger Games, bringing the deadly sport-cum-deadly war saga to a close. Since 2012, Lionsgate has unleashed on the world one Hunger Games film a year, each with more fanfare and to a bigger audience than the last. But what would have happened if the cast had been completely different? Or if the studio had stayed with their original choice of director? Or - horror of horrors - if they'd stuck with their plan to leave certain characters out of the Mockingjay films entirely?

10. Jennifer Lawrence Wasn't The Obvious Choice For Katniss

Though it's now hard to imagine anyone else in the role, Jennifer Lawrence very nearly wasn't Katniss Everdeen. Many (at the time) more prominent young actresses were considered for the part, including Hailee Steinfeld and Emma Roberts. Chloƫ Grace Moretz was briefly thought to be the favourite for the role, despite only being 13 when filming was due to begin. Eventually the role was offered to Lawrence, but even then she waited three days before accepting. She was said to be reluctant due to the timeframe involved in filming a trilogy as well as her wariness of becoming pigeonholed as a teen star. Fans of the franchise are very grateful that she eventually came around.

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