PSA: NEW MOCKINGJAY - PART 1 TRAILER RELEASE THIS WEEKEND - EXPLAINED
The brand new Mockingjay - Part 1 trailer (titled #OurLeaderTheMockingjay) is having its premiere TOMORROW at 12pm PT at the Capitol Gallery (brought to you by Samsung) @ Bar 207 at the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego!
The premiere event at 12pm will be introduced by select members of the cast which are still to be announced. We’re hearing no tickets are required to enter, but you do need to line up early.
Following the premiere and introduction, the trailer will be screening at the Gallery until 4pm, so if can’t make it for midday, do not fret! We’ve also heard the trailer will be screening at the Gallery on Saturday from 12-4pm too. You will also receive a brand new Mockingjay pin at the venue too!
On Saturday and Sunday, select Best Buy stores across the US (list here) will be showing the trailer on the Hunger Games Movie Pack App on demo Samsung Galaxy Tab S models (according to @SamsungMobileUS's tweet) at their Samsung Experience Shop sections. The app itself which will be available on Google Play for select devices following the weekend will also let you access Samsung-exclusive content, including screenplays, videos and photos. If you see the trailer at Best Buy, you will also receive a new Mockingjay pin, a poster and a redeemable free ticket to see the film when it comes out!
Following the weekend (and Samsung’s exclusivity rights), we are hearing from international distributors that the trailer is set to debut online in multiple languages for all the fans around the world to watch and enjoy at midnight ET/5am BST on Monday, July 28. On the same day the aforementioned Samsung app will be made available to download, on which you can see the trailer and access other content.
In regards to the content of the trailer, it seems as though the naming of the Panem Addresses and the upcoming trailer has left everyone confused. The official Lionsgate domestic name is the “teaser trailer” and the marketing materials refer to this as the “official trailer”, “teaser trailer” or “exclusive trailer”.
To put it simply, you shouldn’t worry about the word “teaser” in there - the key word is trailer. We are confident, especially with the Panem Address “teasers” that have come out the past few weeks, and the scale of this weekend’s launch which is sponsored by Samsung, that this will be a full-length trailer like the fantastic one for Catching Fire that premiered this time last year.
So sit back and let the excitement begin as the wait is almost over. If you get the chance to see the trailer this weekend, let us know your reactions!
*Contains spoilers from ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ and minor spoilers from the Mockingjay novel.*Peeta Mellark has always been the heart of ‘The Hunger Games’. The character consistently provided warmth and hope and was a trustworthy ally to Katniss, our narrator. While she was constantly debating whether her feelings for him were romantic or platonic, Peeta was simply happy to finally have Katniss in his life, despite some frustration over her lack of emotion or reciprocation sometimes.
Check out the exclusive SDCC poster by WK Interact for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1!
Your voices have been heard….. Hear Panem’s voices now at Capitol Concerns on The Capitol.PN
Peeta Mellark and Johanna Mason: a Capitol Couture Exclusive
"Let’s get on with it then," the battle-ax valkyrie huffs, shifting her weight and crossing her legs impatiently. Johanna Mason is as much a stately figure as ever, her long, bespoke skirt an iridescent pool around her feet. Risen from the waters of the magnificently treacherous Quarter Quell arena, her alabaster skin and flowing blonde locks belie the deadliest of instincts.
President Snow, in his perpetually magnanimous manner, saw fit to offer his personal sitting room for our exclusive interview and we simply could not refuse.The gilded room around us reflects glints of Johanna’s ivory ensemble, snaking around her arms in a woven pattern and blooming into a flared collar. Seated next to her is a silent Peeta Mellark, his fitted snowy suit and structured lapels speaking volumes in the ethereal light of the room.
Throughout our conversation, it is heavily apparent that Johanna is the leader in this duo- she leans forward with every question in an ingrained display of bravado.
“We went through a lot in the arena, but what’s important now is that Peeta and I are representatives of Panem- Districts 7 and 12 combining our efforts for a better future.”
It’s a patriotism that is blatantly on display in the new Capitol Living Portraits series, and Johanna positively gushes about the experience.
“I don’t even know how long I was on my feet, but those Alexander Wang shoes made me feel like a cloud on a pedestal. It was a really special day.”
The attention to detail in both Johanna’s and Peeta’s respective ensembles for the Living Portrait series is truly astounding upon closer assessment. The sculptural bodice of Ms. Mason’s dress mirrors the shape and movement of the Panem Seal, while Mellark’s paper collar piece adds to the chiseled-yet-natural theme in both outfits. It is an apt metaphor for a nation built up from the ground, raised by its people into beautifully functional, systemically beneficial government.
“It’s really amazing to be featured in these portraits,” Johanna states. “Peeta and I come from such humble backgrounds- to be representing Panem like never before is such an honor. We are very proud to be featured as the faces of our country.”
Catching Fire Behind The Scenes
Catching Fire Behind The Scenes
Unfortunately Samsung/Best Buy’s exclusive US-only rights to the trailer until SDCC is over (after Sunday June 28) mean that fans from other countries will not be able to see the trailer until it is released online following that weekend. Exclusivity rights prohibit Lionsgate (and any other international distributors we assume as well) from posting the trailer online for public viewing until the exclusivity period is over.
The only ways that fans can see the new trailer before its online debut are by either going to the premiere event in San Diego on Friday July 25 or vising a US Best Buy store with a Samsung Experience Shop that weekend.
We hope this clears up any misconceptions.
More info re: trailer release here.