It’s always sad when a beloved movie franchise comes to an end – as much for the fans as the cast and crew. Perhaps even more so when you’ve read the books – and “The Hunger Games” franchise is one of the few book series I’ve taken time to read before the films were released (loved it!).
Jennifer Lawrence [Katniss Everdeen], Josh Hutcherson [Peeta Mellark], Liam Hemsworth [Gale Hawthorne], Willow Shields [Primrose Everdeen], Director Francis Lawrence, and Producer Nina Jacobson participated in Comic Con International’s Hall H Panel and press conference on behalf of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” at Comic-Con 2015 in San Diego, California.
Check out some soundbites from the press conference below.
I love seeing all of them together, and especially because it’s been a while since Jennifer Lawrence has done press for a movie. And we’ve missed her, haven’t we?! I know I have, because she’s genuine – I have a feeling that the person you see on her press tours is exactly who she is, and that’s not often the case with celebrities. I also love that she’s sporting long hair again.
The blockbuster “Hunger Games” franchise has grossed more than $2.2 billion at the global box office, and “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” brings the franchise to its powerful final chapter in which Katniss Everdeen [Jennifer Lawrence] realizes the stakes are no longer just for survival – they are for the future.
With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow [Donald Sutherland] in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale [Liam Hemsworth], Finnick [Sam Claflin] and Peeta [Josh Hutcherson] – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to liberate the citizens of Panem, and 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.
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Peter Craig and Danny Strong and features an acclaimed cast including Academy Award®-winner Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Academy Award®-winner Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone with Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland reprising their original roles from “The Hunger Games” and “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”
The impressive lineup is joined by The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 co-stars Academy Award®-winner Julianne Moore, Mahershala Ali, Natalie Dormer, Wes Chatham, Elden Henson and Evan Ross.
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” opens in the US on November 20, 2015.