The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) Poster


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The scene where Haymitch reads Plutarch's letter to Katniss was originally scripted to be Plutarch (Philip Seymour Hoffman) talking to Katniss in person. Unfortunately Hoffman died before the scene was filmed.
Philip Seymour Hoffman's final film, released the year after his death from drug overdose.
Many of the Capitol scenes were shot in Paris and Berlin.
Katniss Everdeen's red outfit on the movie poster never appears in the film itself.
The cast has said multiple times that the hardest scene to shoot was the sewer scene. It took three weeks to shoot and was physically challenging, and it was very hot on set since they shot on location in actual sewers.
Director Francis Lawrence stated that because some of the visual effects sequences in this film are so challenging, he and the editors began work on them before The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) was even released.
Considered by director Francis Lawrence as the most violent Hunger Games film out of the four.
The first time Pollux signs to Castor in this movie is when they reach the underground, and he says "home sweet home."
Gwendoline Christie replaced actress Lily Rabe as the Commander Lyme character in the film. Rabe was forced to drop out due to a scheduling conflict with a previous commitment to perform in "Much Ado about Nothing" at Shakespeare in the Park.
This was the lowest opening of the franchise in the box office, only making $102.7M.
On February 6, 2015, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer revealed that there could be a potential fifth film in the Hunger Games franchise - a sequel or a prequel.
In the epilogue, Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark) wears a blonde wig for the first time. Hutcherson had dyed his hair blonde for all the Hunger Games movies and hated it a lot. Since the epilogue was shot months after principal shooting ended and the shooting only took a few days, Hutcherson decided not to dye his hair again and wore a wig instead.
In the first installment of The Hunger Games (2012), the cat Buttercup is black and white. In the remaining three films, he is orange (as written in the books).
The new Mockingjay logo for Part 2 can be found at the end of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) after the end credits.
The first fiddle tune played during the wedding is "Angelina Baker", a song written by Stephen Foster and a popular American fiddle tune.
There were plans to release the film globally in 3D, but they were ultimately scrapped for the U.S. release.
ASL transliteration of Pollux and Castor's version of ASL: Pollux jokes to Castor 'Home sweet home.' Pollux says to Katniss 'No. Don't use words. Don't forget. Thank you.'
President Snow's rose garden is shown inside a greenhouse, while in the first The Hunger Games (2012) movie, it is shown outside, away from the Capitol buildings.
Actress Meta Golding reprises her role as Enobaria, Victor of the 62nd Hunger Games. Her character previously appeared in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) as one of the victors in The 75th Hunger Games and Third Quarter Quell. In the plot, although her character did not appear in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014), she was recovered by the Capitol after the Quarter Quell but was not present in the Capitol when District 13 went to rescue Peeta. In the book it is stated that because she was from a pro-Capitol district it was unlikely that she was ever held prisoner, unlike Johanna, Peeta and Annie.
When doing interviews, Jennifer Lawrence could say very little about the films as they filmed The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) and Part 2 at the same time.
The control consoles in the District 13 control center set were originally built for the Mission Control Center set in Apollo 13 (1995) and were later acquired by a prop rental house and rented for this movie. Several of those same consoles, still with badges reading "Panem" and "Property of Capitol District Defense Forces," were used in the Mercury Control Center set of Hidden Figures (2016).
According to Francis Lawrence, the film's first-cut running time was 2 hours and 51 minutes, but the final cut's running time is set to be 2 hours and 16 minutes, making it the third longest installment in the franchise.
This Hunger Games movie had the most visual effects out of all four movies. Thanks to Weta Digital who had worked on movies like The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies, Avatar (2009), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), etc.
The film cast includes four Oscar winners: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Mahershala Ali, Jennifer Lawrence and Julianne Moore; and two Oscar nominees: Stanley Tucci and Woody Harrelson. Just like the previous film of the franchise.
Only film in the franchise not to receive a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song.
Liam Hemsworth said that this film "might be the best in the series" and "never lets down" in its action.
At the start of the movie, Peeta tells Prim that Katniss is a "mutt". Mutts, or mutations in full, refer to animal hybrids created by the Capitol with genetic engineering.
In the first movie poster of the franchise, Katniss does not look straight to the camera.
This is the second movie sequel in 2015 to feature an actor, in this case Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died while the movie was still in production. The first was Furious 7 (2015) with Paul Walker.
Julienne Moore and Philip Seymour Hoffman have both starred in Hannibal Lecter movies. Moore played Clarice Starling in Hannibal (2001), and Hoffman played Freddie Lounds in Red Dragon (2002).
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This film did a promotional world tour with premieres in seven cities: Berlin, London, Paris, Madrid, Beijing, Los Angeles and New York.
Composer James Newton Howard celebrated his birthday the day the teaser trailer was released.
The Carbine used by Boggs and the rest of the team escorting Katniss is the H&K G36C. This is a 5.56mm carbine used by the German Army and various Police units around the world. The receiver on the weapons in the film has selections for Safe, single shot, 3 round burst and fully auto.
Julianne Moore, Phillip Seymour Hoffman and April Grace have also appeared in Magnolia (1999).
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The main trailer of the movie was released on the 24th of July 2015.
In this film as well as the previous one in the franchise, Katniss only wears her hair in her signature braid when she appears as "The Mockingjay" for propaganda purposes. All other times she wears it down or in a low ponytail.
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The final trailer to both this movie and this franchise was released on October 6th 2015.
David Hallyday, a french singer, appears around 01:40:51 (greenhouse's guard on the left).
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Jennifer Lawrence accidentally revealed that her nephews are playing Katniss and Peeta's children during Comic-Con 2015.
A crowd-pleasing moment at the end of the movie, that surprised even the filmmakers, is when Haymitch says goodbye to Effie Trinket by giving her a kiss on the lips. Woody Harrelson and Elizabeth Banks decided to do that unscripted.
The final scene of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014), where Katniss wakes up and learns Peeta has been hijacked (after he tries to kill her) was originally intended to be the opening scene of this film, but during production, the filmmakers decided ending Part 1 after Peeta is knocked out by Boggs and the screen cuts to black was too big a cliffhanger for general audiences, so it was added after that instead.
When Katniss says goodbye to Pollux at Tigris' shop, he signs, "No words never forget."
Despite the violent tone of the movie, there are actually only approximately 10 minutes of on-screen combat scenes.
When the victors are seated around the circular table, the bowl from the first The Hunger Games (2012) can be seen on the hutch behind Katniss. This was the bowl of nightlock berries for Seneca Crane's suicide.
The huge underground place Squad 451 enters through the middle of the movie is actually a real place in Japan. It is Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel, the world's largest underground flood water diversion facility, located between Showa in Tokyo and Kasukabe in Saitama prefecture.
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