Lionsgate has given us those fantastic District 13 character posters, and you’ll notice one of the rebels was missing: Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence).
Well, as those of you who know the story are aware, how Katniss fits into the brewing revolution against President Snow is not a given at the beginning of Mockingjay.
Now, we’ve got our first true look at Katniss in a photo released from Mockingjay Part 1 and it features her with something quite familiar on her back -- her quill!
The image appeared in the most recent edition of Entertainment Weekly and director Francis Lawrence addressed the first of the two-part concluding chapters of the Suzanne Collins book brought to life. There are a few changes, but Lawrence promises they will be minor.
“Instead of changing the plot and changing characters, what we did was have the opportunity to show scenes that could have been happening at different times in the book. For us it’s world expansion instead of changing things,” he said. “I think it’s exciting for the fan, to see certain things. So we’ve been able to open the world up in this and see some new places. We get to see some new districts this time and the scope gets quite large.”
As fans know, a revolution is about to boil over, led by President Coin (Julianne Moore) and her District 13 cohorts. Lawrence also promises some battle scenes like you’ve never seen before in The Hunger Games movies.
“There’s definitely some battles. There’s some of the first glimpses of real war in this movie. And the scale gets quite big,” Lawrence admitted. He also said that audiences will notice a slight shift as well in tone. “They’re still very emotional, very sweeping -- grand scale with some levity and humor.”
Look for Mockingjay Part 1 on November 21, and until then, catch the last chapter and watch Catching Fire online.