The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 is almost here and the new posts now show an insight in the rebels. Up until now, the producers have been quiet about the rebels in District 13. Only glimpses have been shown here and there, with the main focus on President Snow, Peeta and Joanna.
Fans are eagerly awaiting the third movie from the franchise. It covers part of book three, which like other franchises is going to be split in two. For many fans, it is the most anti-climatic and boring book out of the three, so it will be interesting to see how the writers have changed the ending. The same was said about Twilight but writers added a fight scene that was really Alice’s vision; only mentioned in passing in the books.
One benefit the movies have over the books is that they are not from the singular point of view. Extra scenes are added to tell the story. In the first The Hunger Games book, snippets of everything people saw on TV were shown to explain everything that was stated as Katniss’ thoughts.
Promotion of the latest film in the franchise has been very different to promotion done before by movies. It does follow a similar type of promotion done before Catching Fire. The producers are taking over multiple forms of marketing, including image marketing. Producers started with propaganda posters from the Capitol, showing images from the various districts, including Katniss’ District 12. Now, the producers are moving onto District 13’s propaganda.
The new posters show some of the rebels from The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1. Those who have seen the first two films will already recognize Gale, played by Liam Hemsworth. He is Katniss’ best friend and love-interest. However, there are others included that fans will not recognize. Book lovers will recognize the names.
Cressida is the main one floating around on the internet. Played by Game of Thrones’ Natalie Dormer, she has a partially shaven head. The actress previously spoke out about her decision to actually shave part of her head. While it was a big decision, she did admit that hair grows back and it has not caused a problem for her Game of Thrones appearances.
Mahershala Ali is seen portraying Boggs, the leader of the small group that go out to shoot propaganda material and acts as a bodyguard to the Mockingjay (Katniss). Wes Chatham and Elden Henson appear as brothers Castor and Pollux. However, the writers have not confirmed just how closely they are following the storyline in the book and some of their relationship may change. At least they are in the movie, which is more than has happened with other smaller parts.
Many fans will be excited about the upcoming movie, especially with the new promotional posters. There is still much more to come and a full trailer is still expected. So far, fans have seen a short snippet and have a chance to see Katniss in her new darker look. This is the first time fans have gotten a glimpse of the rebels thanks to the new The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 posters.
Opinion by Alexandria Ingham