The Hunger Games are obviously pretty dangerous competitions, but it looks like we've lost three characters before The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has even begun. Entertainment Weekly has reported that three characters from the original Suzanne Collins novel will not be making the jump to the big screen adaption.
Bonnie, Twill, and Darius have all been cut from the upcoming movie, which is particularly surprising as their roles are not insignificant to the story.
Bonnie and Twill manage to escape from District 8 and inform Katniss about the struggling rebellion, while Darius plays a conscientious peacekeeper who is ultimately turned into an Avox by The Capitol. It's a particular shame that Bonnie and Twill have been excluded, since their story could have provided a nice insight into the District 8 rebellion.
However, despite their absence, director is confident he can still deliver the full story. Producer Nina Jacobson also explained how removing these characters could in fact benefit the narrative. She explained:
"It’s as agonizing for us to lose things from the book as it is for a fan. I want every single thing in there. But you know what? If you have to give up something in order to give more time to Katniss and Gale or to Effie as she starts to feel a conscience, you make the sacrifices in order to serve the characters and themes that are more essential.”
What do you guys think? Are you disappointed to see these characters being given the chop? Are you prepared to lose a few if it means more time with Katniss? Let us know below.
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