Mockingjay Part 1 is available digitally on Feb. 17, and then released on Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD on March 6, but tons of new goodies have graced the Internet already.
Rebels & Warriors — In the clip above, the Mockingjay cast have nothing but incredible things to say about each other. It’s nice to see how much fun they have during filming and the lovely friendships they’ve forged with each other! Many thanks to Roadshow Australia for the clip.
Below we have some photos which are accompanied with 9 secrets about the making of ‘Mockingjay Part 1’
“In the beginning of this adaptation, you’ll see that we made a jump from the book. The book opens with Katniss walking through the ruins of District 12, and we kind of only hear in her thoughts the backstory of her time in District 13. Pretty quickly we knew that wasn’t going to work and we were going to have to see Katniss getting acclimated to District 13 and meeting President Coin for the first time as opposed to jumping in the middle of the action.” —Francis Lawrence, director
“Coming off of Catching Fire we had the question of, where do want this story to begin? And we made the choice to have it begin one or two weeks after she had been lifted out of the arena.” —Nina Jacobson, producer
“We built the interior of a hovercraft that would be attached to a large crane with our actors inside, lifted up 60 feet in the air. It would actually land so you could see them get dropped down and walk into our location while the hovercraft lifts off, helping to create the reality that these hovercrafts really exist.” —Lawrence
“The hospital scene in District 8 was an important one. It’s kind of an anchor for Mockingjay — Part 1, because it really solidifies Katniss’ position as taking on the role of the Mockingjay. She doesn’t really believe that she’s going to be able to help or truly mean anything to them, but here she starts to see that she can make a difference.” —Lawrence
Head over to Buzzfeed to see all 9 of the Mockingjay filming secrets!
Here’s a new Mockingjay deleted scene between Katniss and Haymitch called “We’re Still in the Game.”
Another deleted scene. This one shows Katniss getting the Effie (played by (Elizabeth Banks) makeover:
It’s safe to say that Hunger Games fans have been official spoiled. We’ll post more goodies as they’re released. All this is getting us extra excited for Mockingjay part 2 (which is out November 20, 2015!)