The Hunger Games franchise has already taken almost a billion quid at the global box office so no surprise they’ve pulled a Twilight and turned the final book of Suzanne Collins’ 65 million copy selling trilogy into two films. Expectation ramped with a teaser trailer soundtracked by Lorde, who we’re hyped to hear is curating the music for the film. Here’s are nine other things we’re expecting from the film, out in November.
Effie Trinket hardly appears in Suzanne Collins’ original Mockingjay book but fans of Elizabeth Banks’ quirky control freak character with the cool wardrobe needn’t worry as Collins told the director, “There’s no way Effie Trinket cannot be in the Mockingjay films.”
Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss faces her biggest challenge yet. The film’s producer revealed: “She’s a foreigner in a strange land… People are looking to her to make a change, she realises she can’t stand by and do nothing. Snow has done too much. There has been too much deception, and the people Katniss loves are in danger. She will do whatever it takes to keep them safe.”
Woody Harrelson’s grizzled charm elevates every scene he’s in. The True Detective star says he was “profoundly impacted” by the books and returns as Katniss’ boozing mentor Haymitch Abernathy. The Zombieland actor once took magic mushrooms with his Cheers co-star Ted Danson and the environmentalist and self-confessed hippy brings a mischievous unpredictability to The Hunger Games.
Liam Hemsworth proved his action chops in Stallone’s The Expendables 2 but he didn’t have that much to do in Catching Fire though expect to see a lot more of Gale in Mockingjay. With Josh Hutcherson’s Peeta captured by President Snow he’ll be spending a bunch more quality time with Katniss.