Build up to this year’s release of The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 continues without featuring its heroine Katniss Everdeen, played by Jennifer Lawrence.
Instead, the film’s promotional material has been themed as proapganda coming directly from the series’ fictional Capitol.
We’ve seen posters looking at the individual districts, as well as one entirely white shot of Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) and Johanna Mason (Jena Malone) standing eerily beside President Snow.
Only a small airwave interruption from fellow tribute Beetee has referenced Katniss, confirming that the revolution is under way and that “The Mockingjay lives”.
The two latest posters come in the form of moving portraits, with Peeta and Johanna spinning on the spot, pointing perhaps to the fact they are under the control of the Panem government.
The recognisable Capitol TV music plays in the background and the government’s slogan ‘Panem Today. Panem Tomorrow. Panem Forever.’ can be read beside them.
Peeta is described as standing tall and true, “his matte leather Unconditional ensemble showcasing a stone-like texture and channeling the victor’s quiet strength”. Having survived the Hunger Games twice, Peeta is noted as not just a victor, “but a true Capitol hero”.
Johanna is described as “an exquisite Alon Livne creation” that “juxtaposes the flowing drapery of classic statuary while the super modern and sculptural iridescent white bodice references the branch motif of the Panem Seal”. It’s said that every element of Johanna’s ensemble “exudes her fierce strength and enduring pride – a true darling of the Capitol”.
This week a new trailer will also be launched during the San Diego Comic-Con. But will we finally get a glimpse of Miss Everdeen?
The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 is due in cinemas on 21 November 2014