Warning: Major ‘Mockingjay – Part 2’ ending spoilers below Jennifer Lawrence first hinted that her nephew Bear would appear in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2 during the film’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con panel. Mockingjay director Francis Lawrence (no relation to Jennifer) confirmed to Yahoo Movies that those are her two young nephews, Bear and Theodore, in the film’s final scene as the young children of now happily-ever-after-living Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence) and Peeta Mallark (Hutcherson). The kids are commonly referred to by fans as “Everlark Toast Babies,” due to their father’s background as a baker.) “The one with Josh is her oldest nephew [Bear], and the one in her arms is her youngest nephew [Theo],” Francis Lawrence told us. Related: The 'Hunger Games’ Trio Spends Some 'Buddy Time’ Looking Back at Their Globe-Spanning Life Adventure Theo was only 9 months at the time of filming, and the director said that like any film that uses baby or infant actors, they needed to have backups on set just in case.
Warning: Minor ‘Mockingjay – Part 2’ spoilers ahead Despite shifting from the districts to the death-match arenas to the Capitol’s doorsteps and back, the tone throughout the four Hunger Games movies generally remains consistent. Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and her fellow Squad 451 combatants are making their way through the dark subterranean sewers of the Capitol. Related: The 'Hunger Games’ Trio Spends Some 'Buddy Time’ Looking Back at Their Globe-Spanning Life Adventure The scene moves from tense, quiet horror to fiery, explosive action once the team is attacked by the fast, ghostly white and slimy “lizard mutts,” creatures dispatched by the Capitol’s gamesmakers to counter Katniss and her fellow rebels, including Gale (Liam Hemsworth) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), who are intent on capping off the revolution by dethroning the tyrannical President Snow (Donald Sutherland). It was also the most miserable and most difficult sequence for director Francis Lawrence and his cast and crew to shoot.
Effie Trinket’s theatrical style perfectly represents the over-indulgent ruling class of Panem in The Hunger Games series. Click through to see every garish outfit she has worn. (Photos: Lionsgate; additional reporting by Giana Mucci)
Liam Hemsworth, Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson at world premiere of ‘The Hunger Games-Mockingjay - Part 2’ in Berlin (Startraks) It’s not quite comparable to surviving death arenas and waging a full-on revolution, but Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth have been through the moviemaking ringer together a few times now. Since emerging as victors in 2011 to play Katniss Everdeen, Peeta Mellark, and Gale Hawthorne, respectively, in the big-screen adaptations of Suzanne Collins’ insanely popular Hunger Games novels, they’ve shot four action-packed films during which they’ve collectively endured concussions, punctured ear drums, twisted knees and ankles, and hairline fractures.
Liam Hemsworth and Jennifer Lawrence in ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2′ (Lionsgate) In the dystopian future, being selected to step into the Arena of the annual Hunger Games will be a deadly stroke of bad luck. Lionsgate, the studio behind the monster-hit big-screen adaptations of author Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games series, has long considered extending the life of the series with new, real-world attractions.
At times, Katniss Everdeen —played, of course, by Jennifer Lawrence — has been a reluctant hero in the Hunger Games series. But she’s clearly taking charge of the rebellion in this final trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2. After an emotional sisterly moment with Primrose Everdeen (Willow Shields), the trailer builds to a tension-filled action montage, set to Katniss’s inspirational battle cry as she calls on her fellow rebels to take up arms against the dastardly President Snow (Donald Sutherland). There is ample destruction in the Capitol and fleeting appearances by fan favorite characters such as Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), Finnick (Sam Claflin), Haymitch (Woody Harrelson), and Effie (Elizabeth Banks) — as well as a few solid glimpses of the lizard mutts who chase our heroes through the sewers of the Capitol.