Well there was a part of us that was hesitant about The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, because we’re such diehard The Hunger Games fans. It just feels weird to know that we’re revisiting a time that we had let go of to a point.
It also feels weird to know that there is a chance that there is a possibility that we’re going to start to like Coriolanus Snow. We’re just sure that will screw with us in ways that we’re not ready for.
Let us stick with our emotions. We’ve had them for years.
Yet, we all know that we’re going to be there opening day watching and drawing an opinion.
But one thing that we’re happy for is that Jennifer Lawrence was on Watch What Happens Live and she was asked if she was making a cameo in The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. Apparently it was a rumor that we hadn’t paid attention to, but here we are.
The rumor was that she was going to play Katniss’ Grandma in the movie. Thinking quickly about it, we would have loved to see that, but Lawrence had one quick answer, “No. That’s not true.”
What is true is that she did take somethings home from her from the original movies, including the boots Katniss wore from every movie. However, there was more.
“I took a lot of stuff. But it also just kind of happens naturally,” she told host Andy Cohen. “I took the bow and arrow. I had to practice with the bow and arrow so it was mine. It was in my trunk when we wrapped so I drove home with it.”
We agree with her taking that.
While we do miss The Hunger Games, we have to admit that we’re glad that Jennifer Lawrence won’t be in this movie. That being said, however, we’re not sure we’re being told the truth, cause everything in Hollywood is always a secret.
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 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.
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes will be in theaters November 17th, 2023.
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