After volunteering as tribute and earning a reputation as the biggest martyr in District 12, Katniss Everdeen has grown into a bona fide icon over the course of The Hunger Games series, and November will bring an end to the heroine’s adventure in Panem and its surrounding districts. Before that, though, Lionsgate has debuted a brand new trailer for the final installment, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, that has Katniss reflect on what has come before, and ultimately remember why she’s fighting in the first place.
That fight largely centers around the malevolent President Snow, as Jennifer Lawrence’s symbol of hope sets about overthrowing his tyrannical reign. After three mainline installments setting up Lionsgate’s conclusion, all signs point to director Francis Lawrence pulling no punches as he steers the franchise’s conclusive chapter toward its November release.
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What really makes this latest trailer all the more effective, though, is the way in which it uses Prim to anchor Katniss’ fight. It’s easy to get caught up in the glitz and glam of the Capitol and its excess, but at its heart The Hunger Games prides itself on rising up against the system and fighting for what you believe in.
It’s a mantle that Lawrence’s battle-worn protagonist will shoulder as the Mockingay, along with an ensemble cast the includes Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Sam Claflin and Dawn of Justice star, Jena Malone.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 will bring the curtain down on Katniss’ inspired journey when Lionsgate’s sequel lands in theaters on November 20.
With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) confronts President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale (Hemsworth), Finnick (Sam Claflin), and Peeta (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.