First released in 2012, The Hunger Games is a popular movie franchise adapting the novel of the same name by Suzanne Collins. Until 2015, Lionsgate studio was recorded to have released four equally successful movies in succession. Including the first movie, then The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014), and Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015).
Although the story of Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) has ended, it seems that Lionsgate is still not finished with the franchise. At CinemaCon 2022 in May, Lionsgate announced that they would be adapting the prequel story of The Hunger Games . The story is a direct adaptation of Collins’ prequel novel, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. Interestingly, in the midst of developing the movie, Lionsgate has just released a teaser trailer for The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.
Hunger Games First Teaser
In this teaser that Lionsgate shares, you can see how the all-white snow makes the situation around him freeze. This seems to be an analogy for the main character in the prequel movie, which is none other than Coriolanus ‘Snow’. A moment later, we can see there is a songbird and a golden snake facing each other. “Who’s the songbird and who’s the snake?” asked fans for the trailer.
As we know, Snow is actually the main antagonist in The Hunger Games trilogy. However, in the prequel movie later, he will be the main character along with his mentor, Lucy Gray Baird. In the universe, Lucy herself is known as a songbird. This can happen because he has succeeded in surprising the people of Panem with his singing at the opening of the hunger game.
Based on the background of the characters, it’s pretty clear that Lucy will be the songbird in the movie. So who will be the snake? We will find everything soon in the movie The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes , which is scheduled to air on November 17, 2023.