Lionsgate has released the first trailer for its upcoming blockbuster The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.
An official trailer for The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes made its debut during Lionsgate’s CinemaCon presentation in Las Vegas. The trailer offers fans a sneak peek into the life of the young Coriolanus Snow, who will eventually become the tyrannical President Snow, and his involvement in the 10th Hunger Games. You can check it out below.
Set to follow a young Coriolanus Snow, portrayed by Tom Blyth, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes will explore the origins of the character who would eventually become the infamous ruler of Panem, played by Donald Sutherland in the original movies. As a prequel, the film promises to shed light on the early years of Snow, long before he embraced his cruel and dictatorial ways.
The talent behind the new Hunger Games movie
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is being directed by Francis Lawrence, who helmed the final three films in the original series. Michael Arndt, who won an Academy Award for his screenplay for Little Miss Sunshine, has penned the script alongside Assassin’s Creed scribe Michael Lesslie. In addition to Tom Blyth, the film also features Rachel Zegler, Hunter Schafer, Jason Schwartzman, Peter Dinklage, Viola Davis, Burn Gorman, Fionnula Flanagan and Josh Andres Rivera, among many others.
The Hunger Games centered on Katniss Everdeen’s rising popularity on a televised battle royale death match and her subsequent leadership role in the uprising against a fascist government. Lionsgate released four films based on the novels, starring Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence as Everdeen opposite Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, and Elizabeth Banks. The film series collectively grossed nearly $3 billion at the worldwide box office.
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is scheduled for release on November 17, 2023. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the prequel and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!