Following its buzzed-about Comic-Con debut, the first official teaser trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 has now arrived online, and it most definitely teases some pretty dark days ahead for not only Katniss, but for all of Panem, too.
Watch it below.
The footage is both fierce and emotional, setting up big action spectacle (like a sequence where hundreds of Capitol police chase Panem citizens through the woods), and a dire situation where a beaten-up Katniss returns home to a ruined District 12 only to be confronted by her own people. “Are you here to fight with us?” one small boy asks Katniss. “I am. I will,” she somewhat reluctantly replies.
It’ll be fun to see how Katniss evolves in this film to become more of a leader instead of a survivor, and this preview shows us the beginnings of what’s to come for her. It’s also nice to see Philip Seymour Hoffman back, and in just a few brief clips we can already sense how much emotional weight Julianne Moore will bring to the series as well. This is a franchise that makes excellent casting choices, and that will continue with Mockingjay – Part 1, in theaters on November 21.
What do you think of the teaser?