The world-renown Academy Award-winning Actress, Jennifer Lawrence, is now featured alongside the cast of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 in a series of posters revealing the characters in full armor with the famous mockingjay emblem engraved behind them. The iconic bird has its wings spread wide, giving an epic reveal to each of the Hunger Games characters.
The collection of posters recently released include Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen donning a black suit of armor equipped with her weapon of choice: a bow and arrow. Katniss is shown as the only character on the posters to have a flaming mockingjay insignia behind her, the rest of the rebel army included on these posters are shown in similar armor to Katniss’s with a subtle dark grey version of the mockingjay framing them.
The cast of characters that follow Lawrence as Katniss include Liam Hemsworth as Gale, Hunger Games newcomers, Natalie Dormer as Cressida, Wes Chatham as Castor, Evan Ross as Messalla and Mahershala Ali as Boggs. A second set of posters reveal more notable characters from the series against a stone grey wall with the number “13” engraved at the top, representing the secretive District 13 from the upcoming film. These haunting posters feature Woody Harrelson as Haymitch,Elizabeth Banks as Effie, Jeffrey Wright as Beetee,, Sam Claflin as Finnick, the late Philip Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch and another newcomer to the saga, Julianne Moore as President Coin.
Mockingjay – Part 1 is the first half of the final chapter in The Hunger Games saga. Although the original book by author Suzanne Collins is no more lengthy than its two predecessors, the series has decided to undergo the popular book-turned-movie franchise trend of creating two movies to represent the saga’s final book. Previous titles that The Hunger Games is following suit of include the Harry Potter franchise, Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight saga and it has recently been announced that newcomer Veronica Roth’s Divergent series will have a 2-part ending to its film adaptations.
Jennifer Lawrence is now considered a household name due to her immediate rise to fame once the original Hunger Games film was released. Although the role of Katniss is her most well-known role, Lawrence actually acquired a great amount of Hollywood prestige at only 20 years old when she was nominated for a Best Leading Actress Oscar for Winter’s Bone in 2011. Lawrence won the Best Leading Actress Oscar in 2013 for her role as the chemically-imbalanced Tiffany Maxwell in Silver Linings Playbook. Lawrence was nominated yet again for an Oscar in 2014, this time for Best Supporting actress in the period piece American Hustle, but lost out to 12 Year a Slave’s Lupita Nyong’o.
Lawrence is also featured in the new series of X-Men films playing the role of the shape-shifting Mystique. The 24-year-old actress will also have her name in the 2015 Guinness Book of World Records as the highest-grossing action heroine of all time.
Jennifer Lawrence and the cast of Mockingjay – Part 1 can be seen sporting their wings when the film releases November 21 this year. The Hunger Games and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire are also available on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital HD.
By Cody Collier