‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’ Teaser Trailer Features Warning from President Snow

The teaser trailer for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” features an ominous warning from President Snow (Donald Sutherland), hinting at the uprising to come in the penultimate installment of the blockbuster franchise.

In a “Capitol TV” presidential address, the malevolent dictator stresses the importance of Panem’s various districts standing “together as one” — and being prepared to face the consequences if they disobey.

“If you resist the system, you starve yourself — if you fight against it, it is you who will bleed,” the president insists in the propaganda video, sitting on a white throne beside an obedient Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson), who was separated from Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and captured at the end of “Catching Fire.”

Lionsgate has been ramping up the promotional campaign for “Mockingjay – Part 1” in recent days, releasing a series of district-themed posters celebrating Panem’s citizens earlier this week.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” is set for release on November 21.

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  1. Reblogged this on musicaliscoming and commented:

  2. Chloe says:

    I can see it being one of two endings to part one and both of them are going to make for really good cliff hangers!

  3. They are going to screw this up big time. Mockingjay was the goriest, most violent of the 3 books and unless thus is R rated it’s, hopefully not, going to disappoint. Also this book was not long enough to warrant a 2 part movie.(Money Grubbing Hollywood) What are they going to do for 4 hours? I read the book in a shorter amount of time. Fingers crossed.

  4. So, I haven’t read the books. Only saw the movies. From the movies this President Snow guy doesn’t really seem all that bad.

    • Shannon says:

      There is some difference of opinion on that. President Snow is the person who keeps The Hunger Games going. When Katniss started to cause unrest he created The Quarter Quell specifically to kill her. He threatened to kill her family and friends to keep her quiet. All of this is in the first two movies. Does he really believe everything he is saying (That The Hunger Games are for the countries own good. That the annual murder of innocent children is really to protect the country from the greater evil of war)? If so he is severely misguided and cold hearted at best. The other theory is that he’s a brutal, sadistic tyrant who likes squashing those with less power. In Mockingjay you find out he has done a lot of worse things to the survivors of the games out of pure spite or to make money. I don’t know if they will keep this plot line in the movies or not.

  5. Mary says:

    I can’t wait to see how they will do the booby traps in the Capitol on the big screen. It is going to be amazing!!!

  6. Cam says:

    AWHHHH Peeta!!! nooooo! not this pain again!!!

  7. samantha nicole saunders says:

    omg omg omg yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  8. erika says:

    Devindini they are making mockingjay into two movies so you know there will be 4 movies not 3…

  9. devindini says:

    Its funny. bookwise, I thought that “Mockingjay” was the worst of the three books but I think that it could turn into the best of the three movies. Mostly because im sure the writers and producers wont include Katniss brooding over how messed up she is and how wrong it was leaving Peeta at the end of “Catching Fire” for an hour

    • Pauline says:

      I agree about the 3rd book only I will go a step further to say I was not even rooting for Katniss by the middle of the book. In spite of sacrificing herself for her sister the character has been so self-absorbed it is hard to think of her as a heroine. She uses both boys ALL THE TIME only to toss them away aside when they get too close. She looks at everything from her own perspective and judges everything and everyone from that same narrow view. She is a cry baby – hard to get past that. However, the action around her and the suspense around her help the story ALOT so hopefully the movies (both of them) will too.

    • Francesca says:

      I’m reading Mockingjay at the moment, I’m almost at the end and I must say it hasn’t been quite as enthralling as the previous two. I completely agree that it’ll make an amazing movie though!

    • Jean Mess says:

      I completely agree! Mockingjay seemed pretty boring, but i think it will translate really well on-screen. I kind of wish this trailer had Peeta’s interview with Caesar Flickerman though, that would’ve been amazing!

  10. shoegal2547 says:

    Why is Peeta standing with President Snow? Been a while since reading the books…

  11. Reblogged this on jomarkcreative and commented:
    As a fan of the book, Peeta’s simple acknowledgement of the camera speaks volumes. Please let Hutcherson dig deep for his portrayal! Please!

  12. Bulwinkle says:

    Now this is a real teaser. I clicked on a picture of Jennifer Lawrence and got President Snow. :(

  13. Katnis Forever says:

    The Hunger games is like the best thing ever!

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