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'Hunger Games' director reveals the one thing he refused to put in 'Mockingjay Part 2,' despite fan requests

'Hunger Games' director reveals the one thing he refused to put in 'Mockingjay Part 2,' despite fan requests

This week all the world will watch as Jennifer Lawrence and her magnificent braid launch a final assault on the Capitol. But the real victors of "The Hunger Games" franchise are the fans. For the rabid "Team Katniss" cheerleaders — who turned a book series about teens killing one another for sport into a massive franchise — their "Mockingjay" is director Francis Lawrence, who volunteered as tribute to finish off this four-part film series after the first director, Gary Ross, exited the arena.

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