THE HUNGER GAMES: THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS & SNAKES Posters Spotlight Characters With Very Silly Names

THE HUNGER GAMES: THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS & SNAKES Posters Spotlight Characters With Very Silly Names THE HUNGER GAMES: THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS & SNAKES Posters Spotlight Characters With Very Silly Names

Lionsgate has released a series of character posters for upcoming The Hunger Games prequel, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, giving us a look at the heroes and villains of pre-Katniss Everdeen Panem.

By MarkCassidy - Sep 06, 2023 11:09 AM EST
Filed Under: Movies

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is set to hit theaters this November, and Lionsgate has now released a series of posters spotlighting the various heroes and villains of the pre-Katniss Everdeen prequel film.

Via Fandango and Rotten Tomatoes, we have banners featuring a bunch of people with very silly names.

There's Tom Blyth as Coriolanus Snow, Rachel Zegler as Lucy Gray Baird, Josh Andrés Rivera as Sejanus Plinth (JFC), Hunter Schafer as Tigris Snow, Peter Dinklage as Casca Highbottom, Viola Davis as Dr. Volumnia Gaul, and Jason Schwartzman as Lucky Flickerman.

In a recent interview with Empire, director Francis Lawrence described new protagonist Lucy as being the "opposite" of Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss.

“Katniss was an introvert and a survivor,” he said. “She was quite quiet and stoic, you could almost say [she was] asexual. Lucy Gray is the opposite. She wears her sexuality on her sleeve, [and] she really is a performer.”

Check out the posters at the links below.

Experience the story of The Hunger Games — 64 years before Katniss Everdeen volunteered as tribute, and decades before Coriolanus Snow became the tyrannical President of Panem.

The Ballad of Songbirds and 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.

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