The trailer for the hotly anticipated third film in the franchise begins with a conversation between Katniss Everdeen and her enemy, President Snow (Donald Sutherland).
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"Miss Everdeen, it's the things we love the most that destroy us", reveals the President in a forewarning to come, for as the residents of Panem prepare to battle the Capitol, Katniss learns that Peeta, whom she thought had died during the second Games in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, is alive.
"Peeta is the Capitols's weapon.. like you are ours", admits Katniss' mentor, Haymitch,
At the end of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, President Snow was once again bested by Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss Everdeen.
Katniss destroyed the stadium in which the 75th Hunger Games were being held, and was collected by the mysterious and previously unknown inhabitants of District 13, which was thought to have been destroyed at the end of the first rebellion against the Capitol years before.
The first trailer looks much darker than the previous two films, which have been hugely successful around the world.
An adaptation of Suzanne Collins' book trilogy, the films also star Woody Harrelson, Julianne Moore, Natalie Dormer, and Philip Seymour Hoffman in one of his final films.
The third and final book of the series, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, has been broken up into two films, which were shot back-to-back to make them as cohesive as possible.
"The advantage is that it is still one book, and by making all of it at once we're able to know where the characters are relative to where they need to be," producer Nina Jacobson in a recent interview. "Especially since there are major transformations in this story for Katniss, for Peeta and for Gale."