Not so fast!
Reports circulated yesterday that Gary Ross, who directed the smash Hunger Games, had officially decided to step away from the film adaptation's follow-up, Catching Fire, but apparently, according to sources close to the production that nothing is, in fact, formalized - in fact, he's on a family vacation right now and hasn't made any decisions regarding his involvement!
Insiders have revealed that, in actuality, Ross has not only just been working on the script with series author Suzanne Collins and Slumdog Millionaire screenwriter Simon Beaufoy since November, but also has a pretty solid bond with the cast and crew of the first film, so it would seem natural for him to want to continue on with the franchise!
And we sincerely hope that he does!
He was able to bring such a stark, tragic realism to the first movie, and it would be nice to have him continue the journey with Katniss and company!
But hey! A fresh pair of eyes might not be the worst thing, either!
What do U think?? Do U want to see Gary Ross return for Catching Fire?!
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