We've seen a teaser poster and a cool logo reveal trailer (see them both here) but as the epic finale to The Hunger Games franchise draws nearer, we're beginning to see more and more little drizzles of marketing for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, and a first look still and poster have arrived.
If there's one thing Lionsgate are good at, it's gearing excitement. As they did with all prior The Hunger Games films, the studio have only just slightly teased us for the final instalment in the franchise. Now, with just under 6 months to go until Mockingjay Part 2 is released, the marketing campaign is set to kick into gear... however, we're still only being kept on our toes - with little teases.
When we left Panem, a rebellion was brewing. However, things had gone askew for the rebels and President Snow (Donald Sutherland) had the upper hand. The other day, Lionsgate debuted the film's first poster and, well, it's definitely something. The one-sheet features a polished white statue of President Snow (Donald Sutherland) but the thing is... the statue has been destroyed and Snow's head lays on the ground, crumbling, and the iconic Mockingjay symbol has been scrawled up behind him. It's definitely a powerful visual, made all the more harrowing and striking by the contrast between the White (a colour now infamous in the franchise) and the dark, almost-blood-like red. Yikes.
That's not all we've got though. As, earlier this evening, Jennifer Lawrence took to Facebook to unveil the world's first look at the film, via a first still. Featured in the shot, Lawrence's Katniss Everdeen stands with Liam Hensworth's Gale and Evan Ross' Messalla - both holding guns in the background - and, also there, we have Sam Claflin wielding his trusty spear. The group are suited and booted and ready for action in what looks to be a War Zone. I wonder what's going on here.
The most interesting part of Lawrence's post, however, wasn't the photo itself but the caption with it; "6.9.15 #MockingjayPart2 #Unite." Now, what exactly is happening on June 9th is anyone's guess. The most likely scenario, though, is that we'll be getting our first look at some footage from the film - via a teaser trailer - at that date, which is only just next week; right around the corner. With Summer having begun and the film's marketing having just kicked off, now is as good a time as any to see a trailer. This isn't to say that we will be seeing one on the 9th (it could be anything) but I have a good feeling that we will.
A rebellion's brewing and Snow is falling. I cannot wait to see this, even more so after seeing the first still and poster... Let the games begin.
Check out Jennifer's Facebook post, with a larger version of the image at the bottom of this post (along with the poster):
Here's the film's official synopsis:
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 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.Francis Lawrence returns to the helm for what is sure to be one of the biggest films of the year. Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Donald Sutherland, Natalie Dormer and Julianne Moore are amongst the many returning. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 opens on November 20th, 2015.
Check out the still and poster below:
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