The Force Awakens won’t be the only blockbuster of 2015. On June 1, The Hunger Games official Twitter account shared the official movie poster, and so the science fiction franchise began its rollout for the final movie in the lucrative series. Two days later Jennifer Lawrence’s Facebook page surprised fans with an image from the movie. The first look featured above reveals Katniss and her comrades-in-arms in full battle gear, and not her Mockingkay battle armor from Mockingjay Part One.
Others members of the cast and production team popped up on media using the hashtag #unite, including Josh Hutcherson, Sam Claflin, Gwendoline Christie, Nina Jacobsen, and Francis Lawrence. Jacobson and Francis Lawrence also tweeted from the last days of shooting, including the epilogue on June 5 and the final day of filming on June 7.
Today, the first trailer dropped; it showcases Katniss in her battle armor and made up. Fans of the books will notice some tugs at the heartstrings sprinkled across the spot, so get out your hankies. Book fans might also recognize an important scene from the ending, but without context the trailer suggests… SPOILERS! We also got our first image of Christie, who is playing Captain Phasma in The Force Awakens, as District 2 victor-turned-rebel Lyme.
No doubt, this is a war movie taking a shot at the meta of pop culture. In the words of the incomparable Finnick Odair, “Welcome to the 76th Hunger Games.”
Tricia Barr took her understanding of brand management and marketing, mixed it with a love of genre storytelling, and added a dash of social media flare to create FANgirl Blog, where she discusses Star Wars, fandom, and strong female characters. She is one of four authors of Ultimate Star Wars from DK Publishing, has written several feature articles for Star Wars Insider magazine and is a contributor for Her Universe’s Year of the Fangirl. Her FANgirl opinions can be heard on the podcasts Hyperspace Theories and RebelForce Radio Presents Fangirls Going Rogue.
Tricia Barr’s novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. She was also part of Silence in the Library’s successful all-female creator science fiction and fantasy anthology Athena’s Daughters, which is available now. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to TriciaBarr.com.
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