Here we are friends, in September, 79 days until Mockingjay Part 1 is in theaters. And it seems we are still haunted by a big question. That thing, top of every fan’s mind right now. You know what it is.
The question has been so prevalent for so long throughout the fandom that we can recognize it in multiple languages.
The Brazilian distributor gets asked it so often they even do joke tweets about it.
It’s like April/May/June/July all over again when we asked repeatedly that same question.
If you want a little diversion, look at the latest rebel posters and imagine each of the characters are responding to being asked that question repeatedly.Gale is just kind of smug and silently concerned about your sanity. Boggs disdainfully thinks you’re an idiot for asking. Cressida has no time for you and your petty fan problems. Messalla is startled and a little scared to be asked. Castor looks fierce and defensive about it, and Pollux a little sadly dismayed at the situation.
I know we’re all tired of asking/thinking/reading the question. Tired of that question being the focal point of everything. But there’s a reason WHY it’s the question that won’t go away.
- Trailers are important.
- The teaser trailer was very much just a tease.
- There is still no full length theatrical trailer, or a release date for it.
Yesterday, when this was tweeted, I smiled to myself and thought, they just set everyone up to ask the trailer question perfectly.
Only 80 days left! RT @siralexandre10: Can’t wait for Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 to come out.
— Mockingjay – Part 1 (@TheHungerGames) September 2, 2014
Check out the replies and you’ll see that is exactly what happened. Though pretty much every tweet from that account gets random “Trailer?” responses, this one seemed tailor made for it. Was this like a therapy exercise allowing fans to just vent one more time with the trailer question? Or is there some kind of office pool to see how many trailer related replies they can get to a tweet? (If not, it could be a good way to deal with the stress of always being asked about the trailer.)
When we ask “where is the trailer?” we really mean “when is the trailer?” And the only hopeful thing we can tell ourselves is “soon” because time marches on we know it’s an inevitability considering the November 21, 2014 release. But even if “soon” is still a few weeks away, it would be nice to know the date for the trailer release now. Fans could do countdowns and build buzz and excitement for it that way. And it would allow that particular question to finally STOP.
I bet we’ll have an answer to “Where is the Katniss poster?” first though.