The Hunger Games: The Ballad Of Songbirds & Snakes’ Release Date, Cast & More
The Hunger Games is one of the best movie franchises of all time in the survival and post-apocalyptic genre. And now, after 8 years of waiting, the series’ fans are in a treat, as another Hunger Games movie is coming to theaters this winter.
The latest installment in the franchise is called The Ballad Of Songbirds & Snakes, and it will serve as the prequel to the main storyline. Let’s learn more about the much-anticipated movie in this article.
All You Need To Know About The Hunger Games: The Ballad Of Songbirds & Snakes
|The Hunger Games: The Ballad Of Songbirds & Snakes
|November 17th, 2023
|Tom Blyth, Rachel Zegler, Peter Dinklage, Hunter Schafer
|Sci-Fi, Drama, Thriller
The Hunger Games’s Release Date: When Will The Prequel Hit Theaters?
The much-anticipated prequel of the critically acclaimed franchise will hit the box office on November 17, 2023.
The Hunger Games’s Cast: Will Katniss And Peeta Return?
Since The Hunger Games: The Ballad Of Songbirds & Snakes will take place 64 years before the events in the main franchise, fan-favorite characters such as Katniss Everdeen, Peeta, and Gale won’t reprise their roles in the movie.
Instead, the prequel will feature several familiar characters in their younger days like Coryo Snow and Tigris Snow. Tom Blyth and Hunter Schafer will replace Donald Sutherland and Eugenie Bondurant respectively to play young Coryo and Tigris.
The movie will also introduce to us some new faces to the game, including Lucy Gray Baird (Rachel Zegler). Lucy is the female tribute from District 12, who joins the 10th Hunger Games. She later forms a bond with young Coryo, and the two attempt to claim the Capitol together.
Here’s the official roster for The Hunger Games: The Ballad Of Songbirds & Snakes.
- Tom Blyth as Coriolanus "Coryo" Snow
- Rachel Zegler as Lucy Gray Baird
- Peter Dinklage as Casca "Cas" Highbottom
- Hunter Schafer as Tigris Snow
- Josh Andrés Rivera as Sejanus Plinth
- Jason Schwartzman as Lucretius "Lucky" Flickerman
- Viola Davis as Dr. Volumnia Gaul
- Fionnula Flanagan as Grandma'am
- Burn Gorman as Commander Hoff
- Ashley Liao as Clemensia Dovecote
- Max Raphael as Festus Creed
- Zoe Renée as Lysistrata Vickers
- Nick Benson as Jessup
- Isobel Jesper Jones as Mayfair Lipp
- George Somner as Spruce
Is There A Trailer For The Hunger Games: The Ballad Of Songbirds & Snakes?
An official trailer for the prequel was released on April 28, 2023. The trailer introduces us to the new cast with Tom Blyth, Hunter Schafer, and Rachel Zegler, while also giving us a brief synopsis of the 10th Hunger Games.
Lionsgate Pictures also released a second trailer just days ago, giving us a deeper insight into the movie.
Where Can I Watch The Hunger Games Prequel?
The Hunger Games: The Ballad Of Songbirds & Snakes will hit theaters worldwide this November 17, so you can purchase tickets in your local cinema to watch the movie.
The Hunger Games’ Plot: What Is The Prequel About?
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes will adapt the events in the titular prequel novel written by Suzanne Collins. So far, there isn’t much information about the movie’s plot. However, according to the trailers and the official synopsis, the movie will revolve around Coryo Snow, who’s now the protagonist.
The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes will focus on Snow’s journey before he becomes the Panem tyrant 64 years later. In the prequel, young Coryo is the last hope of the “once-proud Snow family that has fallen from grace”. he’s later tasked to mentor Lucy Gray Baird, a female tribute from District 12.
Later on, Snow finds out about Lucy’s ability to captivate the Panem citizens’ hearts. Knowing this would be the perfect chance to restore his family’s status to its former state, Snow allies with Lucy to “turn the odds in their favor”.
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes is coming to theaters this November. Even though Katniss won’t be back this time, the movie still brings back some familiar figures from the original franchise. We’ll also get to see how Rachel Zegler will perform as Lucy, the heroine of the show.
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