Every story has a beginning as Lionsgate releases the official trailer for the upcoming prequel to The Hunger Games titled The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes. View trailer below.
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes follows a young Coriolanus (Tom Blyth) who is the last hope for his failing lineage, the once-proud Snow family that has fallen from grace in a post-war Capitol. With his livelihood threatened, Snow is reluctantly assigned to mentor Lucy Gray Baird (Rachel Zegler), a tribute from the impoverished District 12. But after Lucy Gray’s charm captivates the audience of Panem, Snow sees an opportunity to shift their fates. With everything he has worked for hanging in the balance, Snow unites with Lucy Gray to turn the odds in their favor. Battling his instincts for both good and evil, Snow sets out on a race against time to survive and reveal if he will ultimately become a songbird or a snake.
Oh wow…. wow! I’m quite impressed with this trailer. I was hoping one would eventually materialize sometime soon and it appears it has. The new trailer showcases plenty of new footage (or rather the first footage shown) definitely looks interesting, with the narrative focusing on a younger President Snow character and how he changes the “Hunger Games” competition to be more of a spectacle rather than a blood sport. Plus, I do like the additional cast, including Viola Davis, Peter Dinklage, and Jason Schwartzman. Overall, I’m very interested to see this prequel endeavor. Heck, I might actually take the time to read the book over the summer before the movie comes out.