The First Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes Image Is Here (And Surprisingly Romantic)

The First Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes Image Is Here (And Surprisingly Romantic) ...

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes isnt expected to be released until late next year. However, Lionsgate is continuing to tease fans of the Hunger Games franchise with all sorts of information from the upcoming film prequel to Suzanne Collins' dystopian epic. The latest component to that machine is quite romantic.

This photo from the Hunger Games franchise, released by Lionsgate, depicts young Coriolanus Snow (Tom Blyth) and Lucy Gray Baird (Rachel Zegler) lying together in the woods. I'd have assumed this was a war romance set during the Vietnam era.

But this supposedly star crossed picture you're about to see isn't from the same universe that gave us a new take on child combat tournaments in pop culture. See for yourself:

Although this is a charming picture that shows love in the air between the future president of Panem and the legacy he's tasked with during the 10th Hunger Games, danger lurks outside the frame. Particularly knowing how Coriolanus Snow blossoms into a vicious, cutthroat leader played by the legendary Donald Sutherland. It also doesnt bode well when a prequel character like Lucy Gray Baird is not included in the future installments The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

The first shot from The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes was released shortly after Francis Lawrences film's most recent casting announcement. Academy Award winner Viola Davis has been announced as the villainous Dr. Voluminia Gaul, and Lionsgate is clearly ready to rev up the engines throughout the next year and change.

Tigris, President Snow's cousin, was revealed to be a member of the family in The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, which will complement and explain her efforts with the youthful revolution in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay. The path from Snow's not-so-cruel past to his bastardly future will be paved with acts of cruelty down the road.

The first look at The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is both a surprise and a disgrace.

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes will be released on its scheduled release date of November 17, 2023, though you may still revisit Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss Everdeen via that platform, which is the current streaming home of The Hunger Games series.