The first panel to commence at the main Hall H during San Diego Comic Con was the cast and crew of the last installment on the popular post-apocalyptic franchise, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2.” Twitter reveals that the panel was the most tweeted event at the convention.
Analytics showed that from 2.9 million tweets generated by users of microblogging platform, Jennifer Lawrence who plays protagonist Katniss Everdeen is the most talked-about star. While the Lionsgate’s film also came out on top of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Deadline reports.
Aside from Lawrence, attending the panel were Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Willow Shields, Lenny Kravitz and Jeffrey Wright, together with director Francis Lawrence. The question and answer session was hosted by Conan O’ Brien
Lawrence shared that her character has become a very important part of her life, “I don’t think I’ll ever really say goodbye to Katniss. She’s become a part of me.” She also reminisced about their last day on set and jokingly added, “There’s no way of saying this that doesn’t start rumors but that night we held each other and slept like puppies.”
The film also released a promotional video showing Katniss wearing her red overall battle gear in front of the marching rebels. At the end of the footage, she exclaimed “Turn your weapons to the Capitol! Turn your weapons to Snow!” which reportedly made the audience cheer loudly.
Talking to Extra, the Oscar-award winning actress also mentioned how close the cast has become after years of being part of the franchise, “It was incredibly emotional, we just held each other, we cried… We all hang out, like, me, Josh, Liam and Woody hung out three weeks ago, I think, and Josh and Liam and I see each other all the time, so now we feel ridiculous for having cried, because we all live in L.A,” Lawrence said.
Mockingjay Part 2 is slated for release on November 20.