After an hour of Bill Murray being a rock star in Hall H at Comic-Con in San Diego, things took a different turn when the Lionsgate panel began featuring The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.
Four timpani drums were rolled out on the Hall H stage, and as the players banged the drums, a stream of additional drummers entered the hall through the crowd, hitting their instruments with vigor, getting louder and louder until suddenly it was time for a message from District 13. You can watch that viral teaser right here, but now it’s time to dig into the final Comic-Con panel for The Hunger Games franchise. It was a sweet, funny, and fond farewell to the young adult sci-fi adaptation with some brief teases of what’s to come in the finale.
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On Thursday, July 9th, Lionsgate stormed Hall H with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, the final chapter in the young adult sci-fi franchise. Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, director Francis Lawrence and producer Nina Jacobson were on hand for the panel, but we’ll get to that in another post.
Instead, we’d like to call your attention first to a new viral teaser featuring the crimson clad Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence) and a very coordinated white army. In addition, we’ll recap the full theatrical trailer for the end to the two-part finale. And considering this trailer won’t be released for a couple months, big fans of the franchise will probably want to read our description of the trailer.
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Hot on the heels of the recent batch of character posters for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, one more poster for the film, featuring the titular symbol of the rebellion, has surfaced online. That’s just in time to hype Lionsgate’s Comic-Con panel on Thursday for the franchise’s conclusion.
The poster features Jennifer Lawrence, decked out in red gear, sitting on President Snow’s white throne. She looks rather regal and radiant. In addition, Lawrence also stands tall on a new motion poster teaser where she’s atop a statue featuring a familiar symbol of the rebellion other than the flaming gold Mockingjay. Check out the Mockingjay Part 2 teaser and poster after the jump! Read More »
It’s the weekend again, and in addition to bringing the arrival of Jurassic World in theaters, that means it’s time for our round-up of the Best Stories of the Week.
This time we’ve got updates about The Simpsons, The Hateful Eight, the reboot of Ghostbusters, Spider-Man, Daredevil and more. You’ll also find trailers for movies like The Martian and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 and TV shows like Scream and Orange is the New Black. And as always, there were some big Star Wars updates as well.
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We’ve reached the end of a very busy week. There were tons of trailers and some pretty big news stories, so this is a pretty beefy edition of the Best Stories of the Week.
Recapping the news from the past seven days, you’ll find updates on the future of Marvel Studios‘ television side and Samuel L. Jackson in the cinematic universe, some rumors about the future of Star Wars and details on the past of a certain iconic character from the saga, a first look at The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, new writers for the Transformers franchise and future universe and more.
Plus, there’s trailers for Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Steven Spielberg’s Bride of Spies, Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur, and a double dose of Jake Gyllenhaal in Southpaw and Everest, and that’s not even half of the (mostly) great, new trailers we saw this week. Catch up on the Best Stories of the Week after the jump! Read More »
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The Hunger Games films have been almost unfathomably successful for Lionsgate. The last two movies alone each became the highest grossing film of the year, and the first movie wasn’t that far behind. This November brings the fourth and final film based on the Suzanne Collins books, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2. It’s getting an IMAX release and is likely to be just as big a hit as the last two, if not bigger.
But now Lionsgate faces the same problem Warner Bros. faced when Harry Potter ended. What does a company do when such a lucrative franchise is over? Well, Lionsgate is following in Warner Bros. steps and currently exploring ways to extend The Hunger Games franchise. Read about the studio’s ways to potentially make more Hunger Games movies below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, November 7th, 2014 by Angie Han
Lionsgate has stretched out the Hunger Games film series about as far as it can go, even breaking up the final installment of Suzanne Collins‘ book trilogy into two movies. Even so, it’s set to end next year with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2. So what’s a company to do when its billion-dollar movie franchise has run its course? Apparently, it looks to the stage.
The studio has announced plans to launch a Hunger Games “theatrical experience,” which will open doors in the U.K. in 2016. Get more details about the Hunger Games stage show after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 by Angie Han
Get the latest updates on several sequels that are definitely happening, one that definitely is not, and one more that could really go either way. After the jump:
- Bond 24 gets a polish from Edge of Tomorrow writer
- Seriously, Michael Bay is not directing Transformers 5
- Elijah Wood will not be in the next (and last) Hobbit movie
- Don’t hold your breath for a Titanic sequel, says James Cameron
- Guillermo del Toro says Pacific Rim 2 will have a script by spring
- Bob Odenkirk describes Better Call Saul as “a total drama”
- Noomi Rapace drops some hints about Prometheus 2
- Could there be more Hunger Games movies after Mockingjay?
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Posted on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 by Angie Han
Any successful film franchise requires solid world-building. In the case of The Hunger Games, that world has a way of extending into ours, thanks to Lionsgate’s brilliant marketing campaign. Their latest effort for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is a five-part web series called District Voices, featuring YouTube personalities like iJustine showcasing different aspects of life around Panem.
Of course, that doesn’t mean Lionsgate is forgoing more traditional advertising efforts, either. The studio has also released a new promo featuring new footage from Katniss’ plight. Hit the jump for the Hunger Games District Voices series and the new Hunger Games Mockingjay TV spot.
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