This year promises to be one of the more memorable ones on the blockbuster front. Between two Pixar films, three Marvel films, a Terminator film, Mad Max, Star Wars, and more, it’d be easy to get lost in the shuffle. Luckily for Lionsgate, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 can more than hold its own on that front. Not only is it based on one of the most successful young adult novel series in publication history, but it’s coming off the heels of Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Mockingjay, Part 1, which were both very well received both critically and financially. With Mockingjay, Part 2 being the final entry in the four-film series, fans are no doubt chomping at the bit for a chance to see how the finale will pan out.
So, when will we get our first taste of Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2? According to Hunger Games fansite Quarter Quell, we may see the first teaser attached to Avengers: Age Of Ultron, one of Marvel’s flagship films for the summer, which is hitting U.S. theaters this Friday, May 1. If the teaser is attached to Avengers, then it’s also safe to be that it’ll be available online either before or shortly thereafter online.
Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 is slated for a November 18, 2015 release date, so we’re only a short seven or so months from seeing Katniss’s final confrontation against the Capitol. With that in mind, it makes sense that their first teaser would come soon. Plus, Lionsgate would be smart to capitalize on Avengers 2, which is likely to be in the top three of highest grossing films of the year (apart from Star Wars and Mockingjay, Part 2 itself). So far, advertising for the film has been anemic, to say the least. All we’ve really had is a teaser poster reveal back in March, but apart from that, all’s been silent.
It’s important to keep in mind that although Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 is right around the corner, there is still a barrage of big budget films coming between then and now. With that in mind, it would be unwise for Lionsgate to bring out the big guns so early on in the game, as it’d be forgotten quickly. They’ve done a fantastic job of advertising the Hunger Games films in the past (and that especially shows with their continued stellar performance at the box office), so there’s no reason to doubt them now.
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