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‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’ Trailer: The Mockingjay Lives

The official Mockingjay Part 1 trailer has finally been released, showing new footage of District 13 amid the chaos of fighting against President Snow’s regime.

Although the trailer is only about a minute and a half long, a lot of intriguing footage is shown. It opens on Katniss’ voiceover: “I never wanted any of this. I never wanted to be in the Games. I just wanted to save my sister and keep Peeta alive.” As the film will show, “It’s the things we love most that destroy us.”

Much to Katniss’ surprise and relief, she finds out Peeta’s alive, but is being used as the Capitol’s weapon, just as she is being used as the Rebellion’s. Showing her true power as the Mockingjay, she gives Plutarch Heavensbee (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and President Coin (Julianne Moore) an ultimatum. They either rescue Peeta or they’re going to have to go and find another Mockingjay.

Some of the returning characters shown are a much more toned down Effie (Elizabeth Banks), Gale (Liam Hemsworth) showing off his fighting skills alongside Katniss, and a very worried Finnick (Sam Claflin). Newcomer Natalie Dormer as Cressida is also briefly shown.

The first part to the end of the trilogy opens November 21st with tickets going on sale a month early on October 29th.