The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songs & Snakes, Teaser of the Prequel
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songs & Snakes is the Prequel to Suzanne Collins‘ hit novel. The novel became a hit trilogy, and it spawned four movies. The Prequel will follow 64 years before Katniss Everdeen volunteered to become a tribute. Francis Lawrence will reprise directing the Prequel after making the first four movies. The Prequel will have the least likely protagonist. President Coriolanus Snow will be the main character. Donald Sutherland originally played him in the film, but a younger actor will play him this time. We will see Snow in his younger years before he got corrupted into a tyrant. Before he was an evil dictator, He was a young student who developed romantic feelings for Hunger Games Tribute Lucy Gray Baird. (Rachel Zegler from The West Side Story)
Tom Blyth is going to play the younger and more naive Snow. When the book was first released, There was an outrage from the fans because they couldn’t accept a character as evil as Snow will be the protagonist of the Prequel, but it’s a risk worth taking for Suzanne Collins. On its debut, it sold more than 500,000 copies.
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songs & Snakes Trailer
Coriolanus Snow at age 18, years before he would become the tyrannical President of Panem. Young Coriolanus is handsome and charming, and though the Snow family has fallen on hard times, he sees a chance for a change in his fortunes when he is chosen to be a mentor for the Tenth Hunger Games. Only to have his elation dashed when he is assigned to mentor the girl tribute from impoverished District 12.
The Teaser of The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songs & Snakes didn’t show any film footage. Instead, it offers a CGI animation of a Frozen songbird and Frozen Snake getting thawed. The Bird and the serpent are both made of gold and alive. The Snake tried devouring the Bird, but the Bird captured the golden Snake with its claws.
The Ice could be a symbol of President Snow. The Bird and the Snake could symbolize a Tribute and the Games. The Book narrated the story of Snow developing affection for the District 12 Tribute Lucy. In a way, When Snow met Katniss, He saw a bit of Lucy in her.
June 6, 2022 @ 2:02 pm
So this is a villain origin story for President Snow? I hated him in Hunger Games, it will be a lot of effort to try making him likable here.
June 6, 2022 @ 2:13 pm
I read this book years ago and it’s hella dark. I won’t give spoilers but You can see the worst of humanity in this movie. It also shows how power can corrupt someone who originally have pure intentions. If you think about it, most politicians started with good intentions. Until they got seduced by greed.
June 6, 2022 @ 5:56 pm
This is going to be the first Hunger Games movie without Katniss. Oh Well the Star Wars movies are not in the right order upon release neither.I hated President Snow so I am not sure if I want to see his story.
June 9, 2022 @ 2:53 pm
Rachel Ziegler was Amazing in West Side Story. Glad she got into a bigger movie franchise like Hunger Games. I never thought she will have another big movie because West Side Story didn’t do well in the Box office because of the Pandemic and her leading man got canceled.