Lionsgate has released the first teaser for The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, the prequel to the hit franchise. Launched in 2020, ten years after the publication of Mockingjay, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is currently the long-awaited sequel to the book series The Hunger Games, written by Suzanne Collins.
The story is set many years before the original series and focuses on a young man named Coriolanus Snow, who grows up and becomes president. He was originally played by Donald Sutherland.
In April 2020, just one month before the release of The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, it was announced that Lionsgate was preparing to develop the film starring Francis Lawrence, who directed The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and both Mockingjay adaptations. Tom Blythe, who plays the lead role in the original series Billy the Kid, has committed to play the role of young Snow. Recently, West Side Story star Rachel Zegler was also cast as Lucy Gray Baird, a young woman from District 12 who forms a bond with the future leader of Panem.
The first teaser trailer for The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, released
Lionsgate has released an official trailer for The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes in which we don’t see much, because the movie hasn’t started filming yet, but in it we still see a snowy forest where a “golden” songbird comes out. , but also a snake. The trailer promises the public a return of the franchise in 2023.
It is unclear at this time whether Lionsgate intends to run it in theaters. With Jurassic World Dominion launching in theaters this week, the introduction of the short teaser in front of the highly anticipated blockbuster would put The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes on the public’s radar.
It remains to be seen what other revelations the giant will make in the future. Until then, the trailer for the upcoming film can be watched below: