MTV caught director Francis Lawrence backstage at CinemaCon in Las Vegas and got him to dish some about Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2.
Through his various interviews at CinemaCon, Lawrence hasn't been very forthcoming about spoilers for the movie but this one was a bit more insightful. The director revealed that Part 2 will be "thematically very different" from the movies that came before it in the series.
"It's thematically very different," he said. "The last one was about manipulation of media and propaganda, this one is a real war movie."
Lawrence also spoke about how Katniss's role in this movie, which will pick up "pretty much right after the last one ended," will change and she will come back in full force to take on the antagonists.
"You know, Katniss is still messed up from the attack, and Peeta is still messed up, but because of all of this Katniss is now fired up in a new way," he said. "In Mockingjay Part 1 she was at a low point, in hiding and sidelined a bit, being manipulated, this is like her taking charge again."
Fans can also look forward to "amazing sequences" in the film. The director elaborated by way of a few exciting scenes that audiences will appreciate. "There's one down in the sewers fans know about, which is fun and exciting, it was really hard to shoot but i think it looks great," he said. "Then there is a sequence that we shot with oil in Paris, it's looking really fun, i'm really happy with that end, we are offering closure."
Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 will hit theaters on Nov. 18.
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