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What Happens to Hunger Games With Death Of Philip Seymour Hoffman?

by Elliot Hoekstra

Even with the excitement of yesterday's Superbowl game, many of us still felt the shock in the terrible news of the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Though no official report has been released on the cause of death, speculation leans towards the likely hood of a drug overdose.

Hoffman was taken far to soon, and had proven to be one of the great actors of our time playing many roles in his illustrious career, but most recently the role of Plutarch Heavensbee in Hunger Games Catching Fire.

Which has left man fans of Hoffman, and the Huger Games series wondering the future of upcoming films and his role in them.

Lionsgates has reported that a majority of Hoffman's scenes had been completed with just seven days remaining to shoot "Mockingjay - Part 2."

“Philip Seymour Hoffman was a singular talent and one of the most gifted actors of our generation.  We’re very fortunate that he graced our ‘Hunger Games’ family. Losing him in his prime is a tragedy, and we send  our deepest condolences to Philip’s family.”  - Lionsgate

Lionsgate also announced that the death of Hoffman will not affect the release dates of "Mockingjay - Part 1" and "Mockingjay - Part 2" schedule for November 2014 and 2015,

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