While studios continue to drag their heels when it comes to finally giving a female superhero her own film - be it Captain Marvel or Wonder Woman - at the very least pop culture has Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss Everdeen right now. The strong female lead of the Hunger Games series is regularly returning to theaters year after year, providing young female audiences with a character they can both look up to and see themselves in. She is a dark, loner hero who stands up for the disenfranchised and rebels and fights the corrupt. On many levels she does have similarities to Batman, which is perhaps what makes these new mashup posters work so well.
Riffing on the Hunger Games - Mockingjay Part 1 teaser posters that found their way online earlier this month, The Hunger Games fan Twitter page Quarter Quell has put together a few posters that bring together the world of Suzanne Collins' dystopian young adult fiction novels and Christopher Nolan's trilogy of Caped Crusader films. Up top we have one that is an alternate take on the character posters for The Dark Knight Rises, and below we have a slightly altered take on what was probably the famous design from the Dark Knight campaign:
The third entry, however, is really my favorite. Rather than just being Katniss copy and pasted into an already existing Batman poster, this one actually went the extra mile and replaced the bat symbol in the crumbling Gotham skyline with a flaming mockingbird:
Just for the sake of comparison, here is the original version:
The Hunger Games: Mockingbird - Part 1, the penultimate chapter in the franchise, will be in theaters on November 21st and in addition to Jennifer Lawrence the film also stars Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone Stanley Tucci, and Donald Sutherland.
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