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The Hunger Games return! Viola Davis, Peter Dinklage delve into ballads in Songbirds & Snakes trailer

Welcome to Panem, even though you don’t remember.

viola davis And Peter Dinklage reaping a new crop of homages to that familiar gladiatorial contest in the first trailer for The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes,

In Lionsgate’s closer look at the dystopian prequel, we return to a world in which every year two kids from each district of the country are randomly selected to fight to the death in the Hunger Games. This time, it is a young Coriolanus snowflake (tom blyth) and his advisor Lucy Gray Baird (Rachel Ziegler), who are locked in a life or death fight.

“I am honored to introduce you to the creator of The Hunger Games,” the head gamemaker, a sinister Volumnia ghoul (Davies), says in the trailer, referencing Dinklage’s entrance as Casca Highbottom. he takes a sip of some wine that reminds woody harrelsonHaymitch Abernathy, K.’s stern advisor.

Further hinting the harsh dictator Coriolanus will one day grow up, the trailer concludes with a chilling voiceover Donald Sutherlandwho played the older version of the character in the original film franchise: “It’s the things we love most that destroy us,” he says.

a prequel to hunger games trio who starred Jennifer Lawrence, Josh HutchersonAnd Liam Hemsworth, song of songbirds and snakes Goes back decades in time to the tenth annual Hunger Games, when the tyrannical President of Panem was just a teenager. She is assigned to be the guardian of the female tribute of District 12, Lucy Gray Baird.

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“Your role is to turn these children into spectacles, not survivors,” an inebriated Casca informs Coriolanus.

However, Lucy, not unlike Lawrence’s Katniss, makes a spectacle of herself at the reaping ceremony. She commands the nation’s attention with a defiant song, though we see her bowing to the crowd in the trailer, just like Katniss mocks the judges after shooting an arrow at her roast pig at the Capitol.

“You really want to take care of me in that area?” Lucy asks her mentor, who first presents her with a white rose – a future symbol of President Snow’s tyranny. “Start by thinking that I can actually win.”

The trailer gives a look at the cast members including Excitement star hunter shaefer As the very young Tigris. She tries to impress upon her cousin and confidante Coriolanus that winning is not everything. (Good luck out there!)

jason schwartzman Also appears as Lucretius “Lucky” Flickerman, the first host of The Hunger Games and an ancestor of Caesar Flickerman, who was portrayed by. Stanley Tucci In the original franchise.

Fans can get a feel for this particular time period in Panem. The arena Lucy must survive in, as well as a bevy of television screens, feel 1970s decadence sheltered and less futuristic technology. The Capitol itself, meanwhile, is cold and authoritarian, in contrast to the dystopian glam and couture present in the original films.

Francis Lawrencewho steered catch fire And mockingjay 1 and 2, with franchise creators Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson returning to direct the prequel.

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes Hits theaters November 17. Ready to go back to Districts? Watch the first trailer above.

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