New Trailer for 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Arrives: Four Songs We Hope Lorde Chooses To Accompany It
Grab your bow and arrow and get ready to watch Jennifer Lawrence kick ass (and, mini-spoiler alert, shoot down a plane!) -- the new trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 is here.
The 107-second clip teases all the big plot points that fans of the franchise know they'll encounter in the third installment, from Peeta's new role to Katniss' threats. Perhaps most excitingly, fans get their first look at new characters played by Julianne Moore and Natalie Dormer.
The trailer doesn't premiere any new music (a la Taylor Swift's "Safe and Sound" from the first installment), but that doesn't mean watching the new video doesn't have us imagining what kind of music Lorde -- who was announced as the music curator for the "inspired by" soundtrack for the film -- might choose to invoke the right moods for these shots.
Watch the new trailer below, and then read on for some of our music wishes.
1.) There will hopefully be some kind of updated "Safe and Sound" playing over the credits. The Swift and Civil Wars track set the standard for the whole franchise, and it's hard to imagine Lorde not tapping her BFF for some kind of contribution -- particularly with Taylor ramping up promotion for her own album this fall. (The Civil Wars, alas, likely won't participate.)
2.) OMG, the brief shot of Finnick in the trailer -- no spoilers -- means that Lorde is going to have to enlist some seriously sad ballads on the soundtrack. Paging Adele!
3.) The moment in the trailer when Katniss declares, "You will rescue Peeta at the earliest opportunity, or you will find yourself another Mockingjay" is just asking for an inspirational anthem, a la Christina Aguilera's hit "We Remain" from the second installment. Can Aguilera please be back for another?
4.) It has already been announced that Lorde will contribute a new song to the soundtrack (possibly containing the lyrics "I'm a princess cut from marble, smoother than a storm") -- but maybe she'll also repurpose her track "Glory and Gore" off Pure Heroine. Remember: glory and gore go hand in hand, as do Katniss and the front of the battle lines.