Yes, the trailer for the sequel to the third Hunger Games movie is out. And yes it looks very exciting, but then after the dreary snoozefest that was Mockingjay Part 1, it would sort of HAVE to be. My GAWD that was a terrible movie. The worst of 2014? I think so. I really think so. ANYWAY.
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.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Peter Craig and Danny Strong (JONATHAN! FROM BUFFY! OMG!) and features Academy Award-winner Jennifer Lawrence, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone with Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland reprising their original roles from The Hunger Games and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The lineup is joined by The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 co-stars Academy Award-winner Julianne Moore, Mahershala Ali, Natalie Dormer (MARGAERY TYRELL!), Wes Chatham, Elden Henson and Evan Ross (ASHLEY’S HUSBAND! DIANA’S SON!).
Watch the trailer below.
And if you’ve forgotten what an unholy mess the first half was, let me just remind you that THIS happened:
Yes, Jennifer’s bleating, dirge-like dance hit was ABSOLUTELY a moment in pop culture history. You didn’t hallucinate it. It happened. You ALLOWED it to happen when you made Part 1 a success. BAD PUBLIC, BAD! BAD!
The film will be released in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D theaters on November 20, 2015.