- Character posters for The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes show the prequel’s characters wearing fancy attire fit for the Capitol.
- Included in the new character posters are: Rachel Zegler, Tom Blyth, Peter Dinklage, Viola Davis, Jason Schwartzman, Josh Andrés Rivera, and Hunter Schafer.
- The film will explore the early days of the Hunger Games and delve into the budding romance between Snow and Lucy, ultimately showing Snow’s transformation into a ruthless dictator.
The lead characters of The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes take center stage in a new batch of character posters, showing off some bold costumes. Serving as a prequel to the Hunger Games films, the upcoming movie follows a young Coriolanus Snow (Tom Blyth) as he mentors Lucy Gray Baird (Rachel Zegler) during the 10th Hunger Games. The upcoming film is once again based on source material from author Suzanne Collins and is set to introduce a host of new characters.
Now, ahead of The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes release date, Rotten Tomatoes has shared a new batch of character posters for the film, showing everyone in Capitol-ready attire. Check out the posters below:
The Instagram posts reveal all the major players in the upcoming prequel, including characters played by Peter Dinklage, Viola Davis, Jason Schwartzman, Josh Andrés Rivera, and Hunter Schafer.
What We Know About Ballad Of Songbirds & Snakes’ New Characters
Taking the place of Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen in The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is Zegler’s Lucy. Lucy is a tribute from District 12, who is paired with Snow as her mentor, and trailers have made clear that she is not as skilled a warrior as Katniss was. As the Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes trailer reveals, this is very much Snow’s story as well, with the film chronicling his budding romance with Lucy and how he ultimately becomes a ruthless dictator.
Of course, the earlier Hunger Games movies were populated with an array of memorable supporting characters, and the upcoming prequel will follow this same trend. Dinklage plays Casca Highbottom in the movie, the creator of the Hunger Games concept. The trailer suggests that, in addition to perhaps being haunted by his creation, he will also be very much at odds with the Snow family.
Davis plays Dr. Volumnia Gaul, the Head Gamemaker and clearly not a very kind individual. Schwartzman plays Lucretius “Lucky” Flickerman, the host of the Hunger Games, with his last name suggesting he may be an ancestor of Stanley Tucci’s Caesar Flickerman. Also appearing as part of The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes‘ cast is Schafer as Tigris Snow, Coriolanus’ older and more successful cousin.
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