There’s a lot of crazy going on in the new trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2: a District full of traps, monstrous humanoid creatures prowling the dark places, and new characters that will join the final fray. Fans of the books will surely spot a few of these surprises a mile away, but for those of you who aren’t as familiar with the novels might be wondering just what the heck is going on. I’ve put together a collection of the most interesting images from the trailer and have done my best to keep it spoiler-free.
Opening November 20th, the final film in The Hunger Games series stars Jennifer Lawrence, Donald Sutherland, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Stanley Tucci, and Julianne Moore.
Let’s break down The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 trailer in the following images:
The big problem for Katniss & Co. in the final film of The Hunger Games franchise is that the Capitol folks have absolutely littered the District with traps, as evidenced in the map above. What kind of traps, you ask? Well, let’s take a look at some of the fiery, shooty, spiky, and oily surprises waiting to assault our heroes:
These next couple of images may not be traps at all, but rather gifts from supporters and benefactors, right?
The above looks at the traps spread throughout the Capitol are your garden variety methods of mayhem, but the new trailer revealed something more sinister lurking in the city’s underground (or somewhere subterranean, at least). I, for one, would not want to run into these vicious-looking humanoid creatures, but then again I’m not as adept with a bladed staff or bow and arrow as our heroes are.
In addition to traps and creatures, there are some oddities to be found in this trailer. Here are a couple curiosities. I’m not sure what the box labeled “Glamour Sample” or the jar of buttons has to do with anything, but fans should be happy to see Tigris (Eugenie Bondurant) make an appearance.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2:
With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Finnick (Sam Claflin), and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games.