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‘Hunger Games’ Director Drew The Line At Giving Everlark Fans What They Want

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‘Hunger Games’ Director Drew The Line At Giving Everlark Fans What They Want

Thanks to the internet, fandoms can communicate with each other and vocalize what they’d like to see happen with great ease. Fan lingo even makes its way into the mouths of the actors themselves, like when Mark Ruffalo promised there’d be more bonding between the “science bros” — a term fans invented for Hulk and Iron Man — in “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” Francis Lawrence, the director behind the last three “Hunger Games” films, is aware of one aspect of “Hunger Games” fandom, as he revealed in a chat with the Los Angeles Times.

When asked if there was anything that he knew fans wanted to see in “Mockingjay Part 2” that he didn’t put in, Lawrence brought up the Everlark shippers, Everlark being the name of fans of the relationship between Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson).

“There are definitely ideas that they come up with that we don’t want to do,” said Lawrence. “The ‘everlark’ sex. Where they want Katniss and Peeta to have sex at the end of the movie, have a sex scene. There was no shooting that. These just aren’t sexual movies. The romance itself too, nobody actually has time to truly think about romance. It’s all sort of situational. It’s about comfort and trauma. She’s not pining over boys. It’s not like ‘Twilight.’ That was all about abstinence and wanting somebody so badly. I get it in stories like that; in this, it just didn’t make sense.”

It looks like Everlark shippers should adjust their expectations accordingly before heading to the movie theater this weekend. “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” opens this Friday.

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