After a very long wait, fans of the “Hunger Games” franchise have finally had a chance to witness the first trailer for “The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes”. Production company Lionsgate has kept all information about this highly anticipated film under wraps as it serves as a prequel, taking place 64 years before the events of the first film’s 2012 release. young Coriolanus Snow, who later became the President of Panem.
The first official trailer for “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes”
The trailer takes the audience back to the 10th year of the annual Hunger Games, and shows how the revolution began to take shape from this period when young Lucy Gray Baird (Rachel Zegler) of the County. 12 find a way to defy the authorities during the game’s recruitment ceremony. At the same time, the young 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow (played by Tom Blyth) is trying to restore his family’s reputation after the Snow family’s decline.
The first official trailer for “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes” also somewhat teases Lucy and Coriolanus’ relationship when paired together, with Coriolanus acting as a mentor to help Lucy survive through deadly game. Even as Coriolanus tries to guide Lucy to victory for his own sake, it’s clear that District 12’s tribute is having an effect on him. In addition, the trailer also shows glimpses of compelling action scenes, unexpected pitfalls that have always been an interesting part of this film franchise.
“The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes” is directed by Francis Lawrence, who has directed the franchise’s last three films. The screenplay was adapted by Michael Arndt and Michael Lesslie, based on a novel of the same name by Suzanne Collins. Director Lawrence has previously said that this film will be a stand-alone film, not creating a new series, similar to the original novel.