As if the first three “Hunger Games” movies didn’t have high enough stakes, the fourth and final installment in the franchise, “Mockingjay, Part 2,” is promising blood before the series is concluded. In a new clip for the Nov. 20 film, the main character makes it clear that the time for talk is long over.
The teaser, which features Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and the return of “Hunger Games: Catching FIre” character Johanna Mason (Jena Malone), was posted exclusively to Buzzfeed Entertainment’s official Facebook page. In it, the two characters appear to be reuniting for the first time as Katniss looks over a celebratory crowd dancing in District 13. Johanna is still not fully recovered from her stay at the Capitol and she’s clearly not thrilled to see how cavalierly people are taking the fight in her new home.
For those that don’t remember, Johanna was [SPOILER ALERT] rescued with Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) during the daring mission that ended “Mockingjay, Part 1” on a terrifying cliffhanger. It was revealed that Katniss’ former ally in the Hunger Games, Peeta, had been both tortured and brainwashed by President Snow (Donald Sutherland). Now, a mere shell of his former self, he knows only agony and a desire to murder Katniss. Fortunately, it appears that Johanna fared a little better during her stay as the Capitol’s prisoner -- but not much.
In the clip she approaches Katniss, completely bald, and starts lecturing her about Peeta, reminding her that they’d become old friends during their capture since they had adjoining cells. She explains that they’re very well acquainted with the sounds of each other’s screams. Her tone seems to convey a message that she’s displeased with the efforts she finds in District 13 to bring down the man ruining the world, something Katniss picks up on quickly.
“I’m going to kill Snow,” she says coldly. “Nothing good is safe while he’s alive, and I can’t make another speech about it.”
While their talk lacks any real subtext, it’s backdrop against a jovial celebration helps demonstrate what it is all of these characters are fighting for, freedom and happiness. As Entertainment Weekly points out, the previous clip released to promote the upcoming finale teased a wedding between Finnick (Sam Claflin) and his newly-rescued bride Annie Cresta (Stef Dawson). It’s hard to tell just from the clip, but odds are good that the teaser marks the first look at the nuptials in question.