Friday, 18 July 2014

UPDATE: Online Midnight ET July 28? - NEW 'Mockingjay - Part 1' Teaser Trailer to Premiere at San Diego Comic-Con on July 25

UPDATE 2: The Russian distributor Volga have announced on Twitter that the trailer will be posted online "on the morning of July 28 [Moscow time]", and followed it up with "after 8am Moscow time". 8am Moscow time translates to:

21:00 Pacific (Sunday)/00:00 Eastern/05:00 BST on Monday, July 28.

So fans, mark your calendars and set your alarms as this is when the trailer should be released online internationally.

US fans who want to see the trailer before the aforementioned online release - a list of Best Buy stores participating in screening the trailer on the 26th and 27th July is available here.

UPDATE: Lionsgate have officially announced that Natalie Dormer, Elden Henson, Mahershala Ali, Evan Ross & Wes Chatham will be attending SDCC to sign autographs. Cast attending the trailer premiere event at the Hard Rock hotel is still to be confirmed.

We'd also like to remind everyone that unfortunately Samsung/Best Buy's exclusive US rights to the trailer until SDCC is over mean that fans from other countries will not be able to see the trailer until it is released online following that weekend. It is currently unknown when the trailer will make its online debut but we believe it may be early the following week, with a theatrical debut likely in front of Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1.


The wait is finally over.

After two fantastic teaser trailers, Lionsgate in partnership with Samsung Mobile have announced that the long-awaited theatrical teaser trailer for Mockingjay - Part 1 will have its world premiere on Friday July 25 at San-Diego Comic-Con. Unlike last year this premiere will not be in the form of a panel, but the cast will be in San Diego to introduce the trailer at 12:00 PT that day in the Capitol Gallery located in the Samsung Galaxy Experience in San Diego (in the Hard Rock Hotel, corner of 5th and L Streets).

In a first-of-its-kind experience, fans will have the opportunity to preview the highly-anticipated The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 trailer on the Galaxy Tab S at an exclusive premiere in San Diego during Comic-Con on Friday, July 25. [...] "We're giving our consumers the unique experience to premiere the official trailer of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I on our new Galaxy Tab S," said Todd Pendleton, Chief Marketing Officer, Samsung Telecommunications America. "Together with Lionsgate, we will give Samsung Galaxy owners access to experience The Hunger Games franchise like never before." 

US fans can also see the trailer during that weekend at select Best Buy stores too:

Fans outside the San Diego area can also get an exclusive preview of the first official The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 trailer beginning on Saturday, July 26 and extending through Sunday, July 27 by visiting Samsung Experience Shops inside select Best Buy locations. While supplies last, visitors will receive one complimentary pass to see The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 when it opens in theaters November 21.

Additionally, Samsung will debut an app for Galaxy phone/tablet owners with exclusive content relating to the franchise:

As part of the collaboration, The Hunger Games Movie Pack App will be available to download for free on select Samsung devices* beginning July 28, via Google Play. The app will give Galaxy owners access to exclusive Hunger Games content, including scripts, book excerpts, video clips and more.

Check out the full press release from Lionsgate and Samsung here and let us know what you think of this new development!


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