On the heels of the announcement of Rachel Zegler as the lead for the prequel film The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes, Lionsgate released the reveal trailer that potentially shows its famous songbird logo about to be attacked by a snake.
It questions who is the songbird and who is the snake.
Here is the official synopsis:
Return to The Hunger Games, the landmark film franchise that has earned over $3 billion globally, with Lionsgate’s adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ #1 New York Times Bestseller “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.” Years before he would become the tyrannical President of Panem, 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow (Tom Blyth) is the last hope for his fading lineage, a once-proud family that has fallen from grace in a post-war Capitol. With the 10th annual Hunger Games fast approaching, the young Snow is alarmed when he is assigned to mentor Lucy Gray Baird (Rachel Zegler), the girl tribute from impoverished District 12. But, after Lucy Gray commands all of Panem’s attention by defiantly singing during the reaping ceremony, Snow thinks he might be able to turn the odds in their favor. Uniting their instincts for showmanship and a newfound political savvy, Snow and Lucy Gray’s race against time to survive will ultimately reveal who is a songbird, and who is a snake.
Francis Lawrence returns to direct the prequel. Lionsgate hopes this follows the similar franchise prequel of Warner Brothers’ Fantastic Beasts series. The studio needs a big win for the prequel film as it doesn’t have too many tent pole franchises to rely upon. Well, it still has the John Wick series, but it may be on its last legs soon.
Check out the reveal trailer for The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes. Are you excited to return to the realm of Panem and The Hunger Games?
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes is in theaters on November 17, 2023.
Watch the reveal trailer below.