While “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” doesn’t have a panel at San Diego Comic-Con, the movie is well-represented through a partnership with Samsung that invites fans to watch the movie’s first full trailer before it’s released online.
Zap2it was among a group of media outlets invited to see the trailer early, and fans won’t be disappointed. The clip, which runs just over a minute, starts with a hovercraft landing in District 13. It then shifts to a discussion between Plutarch Heavensbee (Philip Seymour Hoffman), Beetee (Jeffrey Wright) and District 13 President Alma Coin (Julianne Moore). She doesn’t believe Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) is the symbol the rebellion needs, claiming the Hunger Games have broken her. Plutarch believes she is their only hope.
What’s shown next are quick clips of the Capitol attacking the various districts, President Snow (Donald Sutherland) outlawing the Mockingjay symbol, and even shots of Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth) and Cressida (Natalie Dormer). Finally, in the closing seconds, a scene that seems to be from the hospital in District 8 is shown. “Will you fight, Katniss?” a young boy asks the Mockingjay. “Will you fight with us?” That’s when viewers get their first real look at their heroine, as she says she will.
What’s interesting to note is who’s missing from the trailer. There’s no Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) or Johanna (Jena Malone). It makes sense, since the clip is vastly different from the teasers that have shown them at President Snow’s side. Still, fans will have to wait to see how the movies will handle the torture the two imprisoned victors are put through.
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” is in theaters on Nov. 21. Fans at Comic-Con can check out the Samsung Theater Experience at the Hard Rock Hotel.