If past performance is any indication, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1, the first half of the last chapter of The Hunger Games trilogy, is going to be one of the biggest movies of 2014. After The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was the highest grossing movie of 2013, this is going to be huge, box office wise. But that doesn’t mean that Summit and Lionsgate is going to sit back and just let people come to them, no, they’ve been pumping up the November 21 release already. With San Diego Comic-Con in full swing, they’re all over that, too, despite the fact that they don’t have a panel planned. They’ve unveiled two new motion posters, a Comic-Con exclusive one-sheet, and the Capital has even deployed Peacekeepers to maintain and enforce order at the massive gathering of all things geek.
The first motion poster—which is apparently a marketing trend that studio executives think people actually like, because they’ve been all over the place this summer—shows Josh Hutcherson’s Peeta Melark, decked out in full Capital garb, spinning around as triumphant music plays. Fans will remember that at the end of Catching Fire, while Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and some of the other Hunger Games competitors escaped to the previously-thought-destroyed District 13, Peeta was still in the clutches of the evil President Snow (Donald Sutherland). As you can clearly see, he is now being used as a propaganda tool.