When The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 hits theaters on November 21, fans of the highly profitable, much loved series will get their first real look at a new setting, District 13. We saw a bit of it at the very end of Catching Fire, but this time out we’ll get a good and proper look at the place. As we move towards fall, the viral marketing campaign for the movie (is it really necessary to pump up a movie like this, one that everyone is already going to see?) is kicking in, and Lionsgate and Summit are back with a group of new character posters from Katniss’ new digs.
In Suzanne Collins’ novels, District 13 is a part of the dystopian world of Panem. It was presumed destroyed as a result of the uprising that led to the creation of The Hunger Games—the winner take all, teens fighting to the death tournament that passes for entertainment in this particular iteration of the future. That didn’t happen, and they’ve been existing in relative secret ever since. When Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) is rescued from the arena, this is where she and some of her fellows hide out. This place, and the people who dwell there, play a big part in the action of the final chapter of the saga—final two chapters in movie form. It serves as a staging ground for the rebellion against the Capital and President Snow (Donald Sutherland).