The first full day of the Hall H festivities started off with its biggest panel of the day for Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part II. The film franchise comes to its end later this year, after having grossed over $1 billion at the box office worldwide. The studio has done some brilliantmarketing in the past, which is expected to continue until its release.
But today is one of the biggest days to promote the movie, and moderator Conan O’Brien was on hand to talk to director Francis Lawrence, producer Nina Jacobson, and film stars Willow Shields, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, and Jennifer Lawrence about the final half of the final chapter of the series. More on the story below.
Lionsgate has released a new teaser poster as well as a motion poster for The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 2 in advance of the studio’s panel tomorrow at San Diego Comic-Con. Both posters feature Jennifer Lawrence reprising her role in the film franchise as Katniss Everdeen, aka, The Girl On Fire, aka The Mockingjay.
Lionsgate has released the first trailer for The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay – Part 2. It is our first look that the final film for the franchise that has grossed over $1 billion worldwide. Jennifer Lawrence reprises her role as Katniss Everdeen, The Girl On Fire, who has inspired the oppressed nation of Panem to stand up against President Snow’s (Donald Sutherland) tyranny.
This being the second act of the finale, we are going to get some pretty epic action sequences. It looks like director Francis Lawrence will go out for the war aspect of the film.
The marketing campaign for Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 is kicking off in a very big way. Yesterday came the release of a broken statue of President Snow with a mockingjay, the insignia of Katniss and the rebellion, painted in the background. Now comes a new image that shows that the rebellion is packing some major heat.
Below are images of the broken statue and a still from the film which shows Katniss leading Gale, (Liam Hemsworth), Messalla (Evan Ross) and Finnick (Sam Claflin) on what we think is a dangerous mission.
Lionsgate is not wasting any time when it comes to The Hunger Games, their franchise based on the series of books by author Suzanne Collins.
After the first movie blasted into theaters and threw down huge numbers, we found out that the studio was hiring Francis Lawrence to direct its sequel, Catching Fire, because the first movie’s director, Gary Ross, didn’t feel he would have enough time to prepare, develop, and actually make the sequel by the planned November 22, 2013 release date.
Now comes word that, before Lawrence even begins filming Catching Fire, Lionsgate is already actively seeking out a director to handle the two-film finale, Mockingjay.