It was certainly a shock to hear that Gary Ross might not be coming back to direct The Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire.
The situation couldn’t be more unclear. Deadline is reporting that Gary Ross is definitely staying on, despite the rumor that the director has cut ties with Lionsgate spreading across the Internet like wildfire.
The overwhelming reaction from fans to the news that Ross may indeed be walking away has been one of dismay. A petition quickly sprang up on Twitter as well as a new website called Gary Ross is Boss, set up largely by the folks at DWTC, calling for Ross to stay on.
Now our favorite reviewers, the Schmoes Know, have joined the debate. They point out that it might not be the worst thing in the world if another director took on Catching Fire.
Check it out and let us know what you think in the comments below.