The big picture

  • Lionsgate’s decision to release the prequel film The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakeshas Hunger Games fans eagerly awaiting the basic story that addresses the rise of the series’ villain, Coriolanus Snow.
  • The upcoming prequel features a talented cast including Tom Blyth as young Coriolanus Snow and Rachel Zegler as Lucy Gray Baird. The film was written by Michael Lesslie and directed by Francis Lawrence.
  • The hunger Games The franchise can be watched in two common orders: by release date or by chronological timeline. It’s time to reacquaint yourself with the world of Panem before the release of the new film.

The Hunger Games novels by Suzanne Collins is a popular youth series that has been followed by a number of successful film adaptations. The prequel novel, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Approved The saga continues in May 2020 The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes will be in theaters on November 17, 2023. Fans of the franchise are eagerly awaiting the release of the basic story detailing the rise of the series’ villain, Coriolanus Snow. The cast of this upcoming prequel includes: Tom Blyth as the young Coriolanus and Rachel Zegler as Lucy Gray Baird. The film was written by Michael Lesslie based on a draft by Michael Arndt. Francis Lawrence returns as director. Additional cast included Peter Dinklage as an intellectual author of the Hunger Games, Hunter Shepherd as Tigris Snow, Coriolanus’ cousin, Josh Andres Rivera as a tribute to District 2, Jason Schwartzman as a television presenter of the games, Viola Davis as a playmaker, Fionnula Flanagan as Coriolanus and Tigris’ grandmother and Burn Gorman as leader of the Peacekeepers in District 12.

As we prepare for the release of the new film, you may want to reacquaint yourself with the world that shaped President Snow. And if you’re a little confused by the expanding world of Panem, we’ve put together this guide to make everything crystal clear. So if you plan on stuffing yourself The hunger Games franchise, this list includes the two most popular orders for watching the series, by release date and chronological timeline.

Editor’s Note: This article was updated on November 5, 2023.

“Hunger Games” films in order of release

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The hunger Games – March 23, 2012.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – November 20, 2013.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 – November 21, 2014.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 – November 20, 2015.

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes – November 17, 2023.

“Hunger Games” movies in chronological order

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (2023)

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

64 years before Katniss Everdeen volunteered as a tribute and decades before Coriolanus Snow became the tyrannical President of Panem. The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is about a young Coriolanus (Tom Blyth) who is the last hope for his failing lineage, the once-proud Snow family that has fallen from grace in a post-war Capitol. With his livelihood threatened, Snow is reluctantly assigned to mentor Lucy Gray Baird (Rachel Zegler), a tribute from the impoverished District 12. But after Lucy Gray’s charms captivate Panem audiences, Snow sees an opportunity, her destiny to change. With everything he’s worked for at risk, Snow teams up with Lucy Gray to turn the odds in their favor. Fighting his instincts for good and evil, Snow embarks on a race against time to survive and discover whether he will ultimately become a songbird or a snake.

Release date November 17, 2023

director Francis Lawrence

Pour Rachel Zegler, Hunter Schafer, Viola Davis, Tom Blyth, Peter Dinklage, Jason Schwartzman, Burn Gorman, Fionnula Flanagan

Although the film has not yet been released, this is the earliest point in the films’ timeline. The story focuses on Coriolanus Snow’s influence on the mentor system as Snow attempts to rise through the ranks of Panem to become the toxic president we are introduced to The hunger Games. His path to power is based on the success of District 12’s female tribute, Lucy Gray Baird, during the 10th Hunger Games and how well Baird and Snow can work together to change the way the games are played. If you’re a dedicated reader of the series, you may already know the ending. However, the rest of us are curious as to how the President of Panem developed his affinity for poison and power.

The Hunger Games (2012)

The hunger Games

Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her younger sister’s place in the Hunger Games: a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of Panem’s twelve districts are randomly selected to fight to the death.

Release date March 12, 2012

director Gary Ross

Pour Stanley Tucci, Wes Bentley, Jennifer Lawrence, Willow Shields, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks

64 years after the events of The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, We meet Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), another tribute to District 12, who volunteers to take her sister’s place during the 74th Annual Hunger Games. She, alongside her literal on-screen romance, Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson), fights against the hardened competitors from the other districts for the last two remaining tributes. During this battle we will see how desperate the capital will be to keep the districts in chains.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks an uprising in the districts of Panem.

Release date 22nd of November 2013

director Francis Lawrence

Pour Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Jack Quaid, Taylor St. Clair, Sandra Ellis Lafferty, Woody Harrelson

After Peeta and Katniss’ victory in the 74th Annual Hunger Games, they compete again in the 75th Hunger Games. This time they’re fighting a mixed field of former victors, some of whom could be friends and many of whom could be enemies. With her unconventional victory in the previous Hunger Games, Katniss returns to the capital as a beloved victor. Her influence on the districts is important and she becomes a beacon of hope. Unbeknownst to Katniss, a small group of victors conspire to rebel against the tyrannical capital with the help of the mysterious District 13. Unfortunately, in the chaos of the extraction attempt, several tributes are left behind who become hostages in the upcoming war between the districts and the capital.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Katniss Everdeen is in District 13 after destroying the games forever. With the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage.

Release date November 19, 2014

director Francis Lawrence

Pour Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 begins with a defeated Katniss Everdeen fighting to become an icon of the rebellion. Her time in the underground world of District 13 and the mental stress of being forced to fight to the death twice haunt her, affecting her confidence and ability to connect with others. To make matters worse, we see the continued ruin of Peeta as he is psychologically reprogrammed with trackerjacker venom. Katniss insists that she should be sent to the combat zone to fight for the insurgency she wants to support and makes initial progress in mobilizing the districts. However, President Snow undermines this progress by allowing the reprogrammed hostages to be captured by District 13 while the uprising in the capital itself progresses. Despite Katniss’ struggles, seeing what the common soldier experiences drives her to become the icon everyone expects her to be.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

Katniss and a team of rebels from District 13 prepare for the final battle that will decide the fate of Panem.

Release date November 18, 2015

director Francis Lawrence

Pour Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore, Natalie Dormer

Split the story in half, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 When President Snow sees the rebellion advancing to the outskirts of the capital, he tasks his game developers with setting up a maze of traps throughout the capital. The terrible loss of life and President Coin’s political pressure force Katniss and Gale to attempt to assassinate President Snow in order to end the war as quickly as possible. With limited options to continue her position of power, President Coin decides to send an unstable Peeta into the war zone to sabotage Katniss’ plan. As this intense series draws to a close, we witness some of the greatest sacrifices ever and an attack deep into the heart of the capital that places the burden of the entire nation on Katniss and her band of heroes.

What’s next?

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes It all started with an innocuous hint about a fourth winner Hunger Games. While Suzanne Collins hasn’t released any further information about another book set in the world of Hunger, few were even expecting more prequel content. Collins’ writing was the platform for her to present the theory of war, and she concluded that Coriolanus Snow would be an appropriate character to continue her discussion of this theory. Despite his treacherous and devious future, the trailers for songbirds and snakes Present the young Coriolanus as a sympathetic character who can give the audience insight into the way a person becomes corrupted by the games. Some fans may still be hoping that Collins decides to use the world of Hunger Games again to further this narrative. Whatever the case, the world of Panem offers us an exciting story that makes us question the price of victory even in the fight for freedom.

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes hits theaters November 17th. Advance tickets can be found via the link below.

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