Ron Howard Confirmed to Direct Untitled HAN SOLO Star Wars Film

Ron Howard Han Solo Movie Director

Let it be known that the presumed frontrunner who would be taking over the standalone Han Solo prequel story, Ron Howard, has been officially confirmed to fill the director’s chair. After this past Tuesday’s unprecedented announcement that the film’s original directors (Phil Lord and Chris Miller) had been fired, Opie himself will play ball with Lucasfilm and producer Kathleen Kennedy in order to bring balance back to the force. Continue reading

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Teaser Trailer [56 Screenshots]

First footage of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 has arrived with the release of a new teaser trailer; the previous teaser was only a flaming mockingjay symbol with excellent voice over. Adapted from the popular Suzanne Collins novels, the highly anticipated showdown between the Districts and The Capitol will hit theaters November 20; or as Finnick Odair says, “Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the 76th Hunger Games.”

As we descend upon the months leading up to the conclusion to Katniss Everdeen’s story, there are still many unanswered questions. What will become of Peeta? (We see him in the Mockingjay Part 2 teaser hugging Katniss instead of strangling her.) Does Coin have a nefarious end game? Katniss is very adamant that Snow pays for what he’s done, but what will that mean to her if she takes him down? (It would appear they come face to face at some point.) What is that black ooze pouring out from the buildings set off by that booby trap?

I, myself, know the answers to these questions as I have read “Mockingjay,” a fairly horrendous end to the trilogy. However, Francis Lawrence and screenwriters Peter Craig and Danny Strong did a pretty spectacular job with Mockingjay Part 1 by weeding out all the BS that plagued the novel. In the book, when Katniss and Co. return to The Capitol with the intent to end President Snow’s tyranny, everything becomes a bit chaotic. We can’t tell from this Mockingjay Part 2 teaser how well everything will turn out, but I have faith in Lawrence and his team that they won’t muck it up.

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Here is the official plot synopsis for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, courtesy of Lionsgate:

With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow [Donald Sutherland] in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale [Liam Hemsworth], Finnick [Sam Claflin] and Peeta [Josh Hutcherson] – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to liberate the citizens of Panem, and stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her.  The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games.

Directed by Francis Lawrence, from a screenplay by Peter Craig and Danny Strong, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Julianne Moore, Mahershala Ali, Natalie Dormer, Wes Chatham, Elden Henson, and Evan Ross. The film is set to arrive in theaters on November 20, 2015.


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New ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2’ Poster Destroys President Snow

Whether you’re a fan of The Hunger Games series or not, you have to admit that the mockingjay symbol will forever be engrained in the annals of pop culture for generations to come. Capitalizing on this opportunity, the marketing team behind The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 have utilized its full potential in the latest revolutionary stand against President Snow and The Capitol.

Bearing similarities to Mockingjay – Part 1’s teaser trailer, we now see the porcelain white statue of President Snow blown to bits with the mockingjay symbol painted on the wall behind it. In the corner a little URL is displayed, revolution.pn, which asks you to “Take a Stand” against the Capitol. Here’s the official Tweet where the poster originated:

And here’s a larger picture that you can click to enlarge:

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 President Snow Statue Movie Poster

Earlier this March, the first teaser trailer for Mockingjay – Part 2 was unleashed. Also taking advantage of the iconic mockingjay symbol, we watch it evolve through its many forms from the franchise. It’s a pretty well conceived teaser as it takes lines of dialogue from each previous entry to build anticipation for the explosive final form. Check it out:

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And of course, here are two previous teaser posters that have been released:


Here is the official plot synopsis for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, courtesy of Lionsgate:

With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow [Donald Sutherland] in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale [Liam Hemsworth], Finnick [Sam Claflin] and Peeta [Josh Hutcherson] – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to liberate the citizens of Panem, and stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her.  The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games.

Directed by Francis Lawrence, from a screenplay by Peter Craig and Danny Strong, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Julianne Moore, Mahershala Ali, Natalie Dormer, Wes Chatham, Elden Henson, and Evan Ross. The film is set to arrive in theaters on November 20, 2015.


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Final Trailer for ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’ Burns Bright (49 Screenshots)

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 Final Trailer Burn

Lionsgate has released the final trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, and Katniss has a message for President Snow. It’s a pretty adrenaline fueled trailer that raises the heightened nature of the series. With about three weeks to go , this trailer will surely have fans anxious for its release on November 21. You’ll find the final trailer to watch, along with a handful of screenshots, after the break. Continue reading

Katniss Fights Back in New ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’ Trailer (67 Screenshots)

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 Trailer

Like the war between the districts of Panem and The Capitol, Lionsgate has been tactfully promoting The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 with solid trailers and viral marketing to champion the YA adaptation. The first full-length trailer for Mockingjay – Part 1 arrived today, continuing to build anticipation with great tension and striking visuals. Watch the full trailer after the jump. Continue reading

New Character Posters for ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’ Featuring Natalie Dormer

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 District 13 Character Posters

The big marketing push for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 continues with the introduction of some of the newer characters we will be introduced to. The “Rebel Warrior” posters from Lionsgate display members of the resistance living in District 13. Equipped in full militia garb, these citizens of Panem are not fooling around. Check out all six new posters after the break. Continue reading

‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’ District 13 Posters Found on Viral Site

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 Viral District 13 Posters

The viral marketing campaign for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 between The Capitol and the rebels wages on. Six new posters have been discovered that showcases six of our star players of the rebellion hiding out in District 13. President Coin, Beetee, Haymitch, Effie, Finnick, and Plutarch each have their own. Check them out after the break. Continue reading

7 Things Learned From ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’ Teaser Trailer (27 Screenshots)

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 Teaser Screenshot Symbol

As foretold by Beetee (Jeffrey Wright) as he hijacked one of The Capitol’s propos, the Mockingjay lives. The first official teaser trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 has finally arrived. Up until now, we haven’t seen Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) within any of the viral marketing. Now not only do we get our first glimpse of the girl who lived on fire, but after the break we cover seven very important points seen within trailer that you should pay attention to. Continue reading

Comic-Con 2014: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’ Exclusive Poster

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 Comic-Con Poster

In celebration of Comic-Con, Lionsgate has released a very special, limited edition poster for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. This new poster features one of the infamous Peacekeepers of Panem with red mockingjays spray painted over them. Check out the full poster after the break. Continue reading

Rebels Interrupt President Snow in New ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’ Viral Video

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 Viral Tease Beetee

In this edition of Capitol TV, President Snow (Donald Sutherland) addresses the citizens of Panem to unite as one. However, others have a different vision of unity. Beetee (Jeffrey Wright) and the rebels have hijacked the video transmission and have a special message from District 13. Watch the latest viral video for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 after the break.
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