The resistance fighters from Panem’s 13 districts have their sights set on ending more than a game, though. Their target is Snow himself, and they’ll risk an epic battle for a shot at killing him. After all, “nothing good is safe while he’s alive,” as Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) tells Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) in a moment that will give you chills. “Our lives were never ours. They belonged to Snow and our deaths do too. But if you kill him, Katniss, if you end all of this … all those deaths, they mean something.”
The preview shows the rebels’ careful planning as they prepare to march on the Capitol, where they know they’ll face a minefield of traps. These dangers are “the sadistic inventions of gamemakers,” the very people whose creations terrorized contestants in the Hunger Games. With how diabolically creative they’ve been in the past, Katniss and the others are in for the fight of — and for — their lives.
Along with shots of battle preparations and the fighting itself, we see poignant moments with characters we’ve grown attached to in both the books and movies. There are shots of Finnick (Sam Claflin) and Annie (Stef Dawson)’s wedding, Katniss dancing with her sister, Prim (Willow Shields), and of course, we see the two combatants for Katniss’s affections, Peeta and Gale (Liam Hemsworth). The stage is set for an incredible conclusion. Now we just need it to be November.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 hits theaters on Nov. 20, 2015. So close and yet so far away.