First the new trailer, then the 2D release announcement...the good Mockingjay - Part 2 news keep rolling in this week as Lionsgate announced today that they will be holding a San Diego Comic-Con panel on July 9 at 12pm PT in Hall H that will feature the film!
I'm moderating the #MockingjayPart2 & #LastWitchHunter #SDCC panel on 7/9. Don't worry, Katniss. I've got this. pic.twitter.com/zhwVP4MPMb— Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien) June 11, 2015
In terms of the attending cast and crew - director Francis Lawrence already hinted in April that the "we should be going" to SDCC, we expect Jen, Josh, and hopefully the rest of the cast and producer Nina Jacobson to be there too! The panel will be hosted by late-night show host Conan O'Brien, so we're definitely sure to have quite a fun ride. There will also be a Lionsgate booth on the SDCC show floor, so expect some cast signing events too.
UPDATE 2: fellow fan site THGAustralia just confirmed with Lionsgate that the exclusive footage that will be shown during the SDCC panel will be released online "at some point" after the SDCC panel. Whether it will be right after the panel or a few month later is still to be seen - if what they're going to show at SDCC is the next trailer for the film we'd bet it's the latter. Given we just had an epic packed teaser trailer, a full theatrical trailer being released publicly and in theatres a month later is definitely too soon - we would expecting it to debut online/in theatres in late August/early September.
Read the full official press release below:
Stay tuned as we hear more about the Mockingjay - Part 2 SDCC plans!
“THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 2” AND “THE LAST WITCH HUNTER”
DURING A PANEL IN HALL H WITH THE STARS AND FILMMAKERS MODERATED BY CONAN O’BRIEN AT COMIC-CON® 2015
Panel Features Never-Before-Seen Footage from “Mockingjay – Part 2” and “The Last Witch Hunter”
SANTA MONICA, Calif, June 11, 2015 – Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a premier next generation global content leader, will give Comic-Con® 2015 attendees two exclusive looks at the studio’s most anticipated fall film releases, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” and “The Last Witch Hunter,” during a panel that will feature Q&As with the stars and filmmakers of both movies to be moderated by Emmy® Award-winning comedian and talk show host Conan O’Brien. The star-studded Lionsgate panel and exclusive reveals will take place in Hall H on Thursday, July 9 from 12:00-1:15 p.m.
At the Lionsgate Booth (#4045), there will be talent and filmmaker signings, photo opportunities, promotional giveaways, AV and displays for an exciting slate of upcoming films. Among the numerous films being included are: “The Hunger Games” Mockingjay – Part 2” (November 20, 2015), “The Last Witch Hunter” (October 23, 2015), “Shaun the Sheep” (August 7, 2015), “American Ultra” (August 21, 2015), and “Sicario” (Limited – September 19, 2015).
Additional details regarding the panel:
Location and Time: Hall H (Thursday, July 9, 12-1:15pm)
Moderator: Conan O’Brien
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 – a must-see for all, this panel will provide a sneak peek into the powerful final chapter of the epic “The Hunger Games” film franchise. Attendees will be shown never-before-seen footage from “Mockingjay – Part 2” and treated to a Q&A session with the cast and filmmakers, who will reveal details of the big screen finale.
The Last Witch Hunter – Vin Diesel is “The Last Witch Hunter” and he is all that stands between humanity and the combined forces of the most horrifying witches in history. Join the cast as they preview exclusive footage from “The Last Witch Hunter” before its worldwide debut.