Lionsgate has confirmed what everyone already figured was going to happen: the studio is sending The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 to Comic-Con next month to drum up hype for the lucrative franchise’s final pic which is due out November 2o. The Hall H event July 9 will include another Lionsgate fall offering — the Vin Diesel-starrer The Last Witch Hunter — and both panels will be moderated by Conan O’Brien, who will be in San Diego to broadcast his TBS late-night show Conan live from the mega-convention to air Wednesday-Saturday that week.
Lionsgate says both panels, set for Thursday, July 9 from noon-1:15 PM, will feature never-before-seen footage from the tentpoles and Q&As with the stars and filmmakers. No word on who will make the trip but Diesel is a Comic-Con regular. His movie has an October 23 release date.
The panels dovetail with Lionsgate’s booth that will offer up swag from those pics as well as fellow upcoming pics Shaun The Sheep (release date: August 7, 2015), American Ultra (August 21) and Sicario (September 19, 2015).
Last year at Comic-Con, Lionsgate passed on Hall H to promote Mockingjay – Part 1 ahead of its fall bow. Instead, it took to San Diego’s Gaslamp and partnered with Samsung to build a futuristic fan experience designed like the Capitol, located inside the Hard Rock Hotel. Plenty lined up to watch an exclusive trailer on Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S.
Congratulations to Jennifer and the rest of the cast and crew of the first part to Mockingjay!
Choice Movie: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Hobbit: Battle of the 5 Armies
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Mila Kunis – Jupiter Rising
Britt Robertson – Tomorrowland
Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
Lily James – Cinderella
Scarlett Johansson – Avengers: Age of Ultron
Mackenzie Foy – Interstellar
The first teaser for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 has just been released. Ladies and gentleman, welcome to the 76th Hunger Games!
The final two films of The Hunger Games franchise, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, were filmed simultaneously last year, but one crucial scene was left unshot when production wrapped. When it came time to film the epilogue of Mockingjay – Part 2, the conditions weren’t right—director Francis Lawrence explained to us that they needed green landscapes, and that wasn’t the case in Atlanta when filming was winding down. So, since Mockingjay – Part 2 wasn’t coming out for over a year, the team decided they would return to Georgia later, when the conditions were favorable, and shoot that last scene.
Well that time has now come and gone, as over this past weekend Lawrence, producer Nina Jacobson, and the actors involved in the epilogue assembled in Atlanta to shoot the last scene of The Hunger Games ever. Those who’ve read the books know what we’re talking about, but in the interest of avoiding spoilers I’ll say no more.
The question of when the epilogue would be shot had been posed to Lawrence quite frequently as of late, so he and Jacobson took to Twitter to confirm that indeed production was underway on the scene. It’s nice to know that they were able to wait until things were just right to shoot this very crucial moment, but it’s also a little sad knowing that cameras will never roll on The Hunger Games again (until the inevitable reboot in 5-10 years, of course).
Sunrise. The epilogue, at last. pic.twitter.com/rP0foE6IC8
— nina jacobson (@ninajacobson) June 5, 2015
I have added the first production still for the upcoming second part of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay to the image gallery.
- Films > 2015 | The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 > Production Stills
A brand new poster of a broken statue of President Snow has been posted on The Hunger Games official Twitter:
— Mockingjay – Part 2 (@TheHungerGames) June 1, 2015
I have added 196 high definition captures of Jennifer from X-men Days of Future Past to the image gallery.
- Films > 2014 | X-Men: Days of Future Past > HD Captures
I have added over 600 high definition captures of Jennifer from Serena to the image gallery.
- Films > 2014 | Serena > HD Captures
Here’s a first look at Jennifer Lawrence at tonight’s Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art “China: Through The Looking Glass“. Thanks Kacy for the photos!
- Events & Appearances > 2015 > Costume Institute Benefit Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art – May 4th 2015
Given how in demand Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult and James McAvoy are outside their roles in the X-Men franchise, and the fact that their contracts are up after next year’s Apocalypse, it makes sense that they may all be headed elsewhere once their latest mission is completed. Asked by MTV on a red carpet about that very subject, Lawrence has confirmed that she, at least, considers Apocalypse her last X-Men movie.
While the story of Magneto (Fassbender) and Lawrence’s Mystique is reportedly a big part of the new film’s story, there’s also scope for Bryan Singer and co. to start wrapping it up. And given the amount of new mutants – younger versions of Cyclops, Storm, Jean Grey, Nightcrawler and more – introduced this time, it already feels like the filmmakers are laying the groundwork for the likes of Magneto, Mystique, Beast and Professor X to take a back seat to the others, or at least drastically reduce their screen time. Or there is always the chance that the roles will be re-cast.
So it would appear that Apocalypse – which finds the mutants in the 1980s battling Oscar Isaac’s incredibly powerful villain – might be the swan song for one or more of the First Class cast. With Rose Byrne, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alexandra Shipp among those aboard, X-Men: Apocalypse is gearing up to start shooting next month in preparation for a May 19, 2016 UK release date.
More photos from last night’s screening of Serena in New York, plus pictures from the After Party. Huge thanks to Lindsey.
- Events & Appearances > 2015 > Serena New York Screening After Party – March 21st 2015
- Events & Appearances > 2015 > Serena New York Screening – March 21st 2015
Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper attended a screening of Serena earlier today in New York, here are some photos:
- Events & Appearances > 2015 > Serena New York Screening – March 21st 2015
A new teaser poster for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 has been released by EW.com and also a video with the bird breaking the circle around the pin and Katniss’s voice over calling Panem to fight. Can’t embed the video, so check out EW.com
Here are some photos from Jennifer’s latest Dior campaign titled “Be Dior”
- Photoshoots > 2015 > 001 – Be Dior Campaign
Two major Hollywood talents are set to team up today as Deadline reports that Jennifer Lawrence is set to headline a planned adaptation of war photographer Lynsey Addario’s memoir “It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War” that has Steven Spielberg attached to direct. Warner Bros. Pictures secured the big screen rights to the original book, released just last month with the following official description:
Lynsey Addario was just finding her way as a photographer when September 11th changed the world. One of the few photojournalists with experience in Afghanistan, she gets the call to return and cover the American invasion. She makes a decision she would often find herself making—not to stay home, not to lead a quiet or predictable life, but to risk her life, to set out across the world, and to make a name for herself. It’s What I Do follows a course unavoidable for Addario—from her first camera and the pictures it inspired, to early years as a street photographer and the inspiration she found in the work of Sebastião Salgado. Photography becomes a way for her to travel with a purpose—a singular ambition that shapes and drives her.
As a woman photojournalist determined to be taken as seriously as her male peers, Addario fights her way into a boy’s club of a profession, eventually earning widespread recognition, a MacArthur Genius Grant, and a Pulitzer Prize. Refusing to turn down career-defining assignments, she puts romance and family on hold. Yet the sadness and injustice she encounters as as a conflict reporter give her a new vision for her own life, and the more she sees of the world, the greater her desires for love and family grow. It’s What I Do is also the story of how Addario met her husband and father to their child, and how as a war correspondent and a mother, she learned to live her life in two different—though hardly separate—worlds.
Watching uprisings unfold and people fight to the death for their freedom, Addario understands she is documenting not only news but also the fate of society. It’s What I Do is more than just a snapshot of life on the front lines; it is witness to the human cost of war.
Andrew Lazar is attached to produce the big screen version.