New Hunger Games Book & Movie Alert! And It Will Focus On Haymitch

“girls don’t want boys. girls want suzanne collins to release a haymitch abernathy origin trilogy,” tweeted Rachel Zegler in 2021; and we agree!

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Suzanne Collins, international bestselling author, announced that the origin story of Haymitch will be published next year, 2025 while its book adaptation is already set to be released on November 20, 2026! Talk about legendary; just like Haymitch.

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The “Sunrise on the Reaping” will be a book focusing on Katniss Everdeen’s mentor and legendary liquor lover, Haymitch Abernathy. Publisher Scholastic announced that the planned release for the newest Hunger Games Book will be on March 18, 2025. And the best part is, it’s already available for pre-order!

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The Second Quarter Quell

Hunger Games fans will be traveling back in time, specifically 24 years before Catching Fire. It will show the Second Quarter Quell, one of the bloodiest events in Hunger Games history wherein Haymitch Abernathy, a 16-year old district 12 tribute, rose as the victor.

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While previous books provided glimpses about what transpired during the Second Quarter Quell, one thing is for sure in this new story: we will finally get a sneak peak on Haymitch’s life before he became the strategic mentor of Katniss and Peeta.

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Also, we’ll get to see a part of his family life since it was mentioned that he had a younger brother along with his mother, and a girlfriend who were ordered to be killed by President Snow because of his tactics involving the arena’s force field.

After the success of “The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes,” it’s no wonder that another book and movie adaptation will be released especially since Lionsgate had been consistent in their support to Suzanne Collins’ masterpieces. 

“With Sunrise on the Reaping, I was inspired by David Hume’s idea of implicit submission and, in his words, ‘the easiness with which the many are governed by the few,’” Collins stated in an interview. “The story also lent itself to a deeper dive into the use of propaganda and the power of those who control the narrative. The question ‘Real or not real?’ seems more pressing to me every day.”

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So, Sugboanon tributes, are you excited for this upcoming book and movie combo? Share to us your thoughts on who do you think will play young Haymitch, and leave the names of your favorite Hunger Games characters in the comments below – personally, I’m a fan of Finnick!

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