Francis Lawrence's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 will have more than a few familiar faces, from Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss Everdeen (duh) to Liam Hemsworth's Gale, but just like in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, we'll be meeting plenty of new faces as well.
As fall approaches, Hunger Games fans have the first part of the feature adaptation of Mockingjay to anticipate. The choice to split the book into two parts likely has fans wondering just how closely these films will stick to the source material. From what producers say, expect some surprises, but no major changes.
Thanks to the highly-bizarre fashion sense of the folks in The Capitol, The Hunger Games franchise to this point has done a lot of advertising featuring all kinds of splashy colors and visuals. But that was before the war started. In the end of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, everything in the world of Panem starts to go to hell, as the people of the various outlying districts rise up in revolt against the oppressive upper class.
After making its debut during Comic-Con in San Diego last week, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 trailer has finally arrived online! As you can see in the video, it looks like Katniss has been called to fight again.
Lionsgate carved out a little corner of the Convention Center floor for a sizeable Hunger Games exhibit, handing out posters to excited fans and allowing crowd members to post with Peacekeepers. Traitors!
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Unfurls Creepy Character Portraits Of Capitol Captured Peeta And Johanna
In this motion poster for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Peeta looks healthy and unafraid. However, there's something sinister about his being rained down on by white rose petals.
Summit/Lionsgate is taking a rather nontraditional approach to unveiling the highly anticipated first trailer of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1. Instead of debuting the footage to a packed Hall H of cheering Katniss fans at Comic-Con...
The Mockingjay Lives! And Beetee is awesome. We knew both of those things already, and now the Capitol does too. Following up on the previously released "Capitol TV" teaser, which revealed Donald Sutherland's President Snow offering a gentle (creepy) warning (threat) to Panem not to rebel against the government...
And now, an important address from President Snow – the glorious leader of Panem!
Lionsgate offers these stunning propaganda posters from the affluent (and evil) Capitol, which in theory celebrate the "heroes" of Panem. But look closer. You'll notice something insidious.
Images aren’t the only hook of this elaborate and high-tech movie Web site. The Hunger Games fans can dig around and enjoy: a Q-and-A with Lawrence, producer Nina Jacobson, and screenwriter Peter Craig; behind-the-scenes stills; an interactive sneak peek at a page from the film’s script; and that aforementioned motion poster.
In the film, Christie will be playing Commander Lyme, a military leader out of District 2 and former Hunger Games victor who joins Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence), Peeta (Josh Hutchinson) and the rest of the rebellion against President Snow (Donald Sutherland) and the leaders of Panem. In case you're wondering if Christie can play tough, I might recommend watching a few Game of Thrones clips.
Is it the best scenario? No. The best scenario would involve Hoffman finishing the work that he started on The Hunger Games movies, then moving on to countless more interesting and challenging roles. Sadly, that option’s no longer on the table.
"His performances in both [remaining] movies will be up to the best of his craft. We feel it will be a good tribute to him," a studio source said. Others added that digital tricks can be employed to cover up an actor’s absence, suggesting “you can have conversations where you’re not focusing on him but the people he’s talking to.”
Lionsgate Issues Statement On Death Of Philip Seymour Hoffman, Updated With Statement From Hunger Games Cast & Crew
We’re so thankful to learn that Hoffman will not have to be replaced somehow in the franchise, Not that the future of a movie franchise matters at all in the wake of Hoffman’s loss. But he was excellent in Catching Fire, and we knew that he had a lot to do in the next films.