The Hunger Games director Gary Ross has apologised for having to cut out some of the scenes which are in the book. One scene in particular, that Gary was very apologetic about, is the scene where Katniss Everdeen meets Avox.
Ross explained to MTV News, "It was just that there was no room for that in the storytelling, unfortunately. The William Faulkner line is, 'You have to kill your darlings'. That was one that unfortunately fell by the wayside. I was sorry about it."
However, Gary did admit that he decided to put in some scenes that do not actually appear in the book, for the sake of future movies. Gary added a riot scene, following the death of Rue, which he admits is there to begin the progression into Catching Fire, which will be the next movie in the series.
He continued, "I thought it was important that you begin to start to make the turn into Catching Fire, that you see the seeds of the rebellion, you see what Katniss has caused."
The Hunger Games stars Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson and is set to be released on March 23.