This year marked the last time that The Hunger Games would be at Comic-Con, unless they make spinoffs, but it will be the last one for the base source material at least. With only a few more months left until the release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, Lionsgate – who has done am absolute marvelous job marketing the film franchise from beginning to end – has released the trailer that was seen at the convention a few weeks back. And while it may be the same trailer, it is still exciting to watch nonetheless
Check out the latest trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 below.
After being sidelined for the first half of Mockingjay, director Francis Lawrenceassured Hunger Games fans at SDCC that Katniss will be back in action, and he cannot wait to see how the audience reacts to the “exciting stuff” and the end of the very successful franchise.
Looking at the trailer, it looks like Katniss will finally accept her destiny as the hero of Panem. The trailer shows all 12 nations of Panem uniting as one to stop President Snow’s (Donald Sutherland) tyranny. But the ruthless leader will not make it easy. He safeguards the final stronghold by tasking the gamemakers to create the most dangerous and elaborate traps since the creation of the games, to which Finnick (Sam Caflin) jests “Ladies and Gentleman, welcome to the 76th Hunger Games.”
As the trailer says, the film is the epic conclusion to the global phenomenon that has grossed over $2 billion dollars in the box office worldwide.
Also starring Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Willow Shields, Jena Malone, Stanley Tucci, Julianne Moore, and many more, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 is directed by Francis Lawrence. Lionsgate has scheduled the film for a November 20 release.
The blockbuster Hunger Games franchise has taken audiences by storm around the world, grossing more than $2.2 billion at the global box office. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 now brings the franchise to its powerful final chapter in which Katniss Everdeen [Jennifer Lawrence] realizes the stakes are no longer just for survival – they are for the future.
With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow [Donald Sutherland] in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale [Liam Hemsworth], Finnick [Sam Claflin] and Peeta [Josh Hutcherson] – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to liberate the citizens of Panem, and stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games.