Based on the epic novel series by best-selling author Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games film franchise has been just as big a hit as the books were. Having already raked in billions at the box office from the first four films, later this year, the fifth film (based on the fourth book) in the series is set to be released. The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is a prequel story that aims to expand on the backstory of the nation of Panem from the books and provide insight as to how its leader, President Snow, rose to power in it.