The Mockingjay symbol of The Hunger Games franchise has morphed quite a bit since the film series began back in 2012. The first version had the famous bird clutching an arrow in its beak (a representation of Katniss' greatest skill), the second had the creature caught in a spoked wheel (representative of the special clock design of Catching Fire's Hunger Games arena), and finally with the coming of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 we have a new evolution for the symbol. What's to be learned from it? Well, it looks like now is the time for Katniss to spread her wings.
The first ever teaser poster for the next sequel in the franchise has launched on the film's official Facebook page, and it's giving us flashbacks of the teaser posters for the first two movies, both of which you can see below:
Those of you who saw The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in theaters know that this isn't the first time that the cinematic Mockingjay symbol has been revealed. The last movie in the franchise ended with Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) opening her eyes and mentally preparing for the coming revolution while the symbol for the next film flashed up on screen in a ball of fire. Given that we're still waiting for Catching Fire to hit Blu-ray and DVD (a release date still hasn't been announced), it's nice that we now have this official image online for fans to share.
We still have a long time to wait for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 to hit theaters, as Lionsgate won't be releasing the film until the Thanksgiving holiday once again, the truth is that it may not actually be a long time before we get our first look at the movie. The first teaser for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire found its way online last April, a full seven months before the last movie's release. There is a ridiculous amount of anticipation for Mockingjay, shown in the fact that Catching Fire was the biggest film of 2013 and made over $850 million worldwide, so perhaps Lionsgate will find a way to treat franchise fans and get some footage online even sooner than that.