Eugenie Bondurant

Not New News: Casting Announcements for Mockingjay: Part 2

Fresh, juicy, non-paparazzi quality news is really, really, really hard to come by where it comes to the film franchise of The Hunger Games trilogy, or shall we drop the “trilogy” all together, and call it what it is now– a quartet. Yeah, I don’t even know if quartet is the correct terminology, but I’m going with it! We did get news though, and– um, how do I put this nicely? It was kind of not new news? Yeah, not “new news”, this past week our beloved fandom, as well as the mainstream media got the not “new news” that a couple of actresses have been added to the cast of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay: Part 2,

Jackson wasn't cut, wooooo!

Jackson wasn’t cut, wooooo!

also, it must be said– damn that title’s a mouthful. Okay, one of them was newer news than the other, but when push comes to shove you’d have to be a very lax fan to not have already known the “news” of Michelle Forbes being cast as Jackson. I mean, come on, her name’s been listed on IMDb on both the Mockingjay film pages, as well as her own page for months on end! And in case you’re wondering “rumored” was not next to her name unlike one other actor’s (John Cusack), who’s name remains on the Part 1 cast list still. Ugh, the old bait and switch! At least that’s what this kind of feels like.

Not to be a total downer, ’cause we did get the news of Eugenie Bondurant having been cast as Tigris. That folks was “new” news, as up until the announcement we were unsure if Tigris had made the cut of characters from the novels. We did get some morsels of positive almost confirmation of her character making an appearance a couple of months back, however from Nina Jacobson via her Twitter. However, for all we knew it was only the location of Tigris’ shop being used was stated, not that the character herself was showing up, whiskers intact, and tail swishing creepily around. We had hope though, and now we have more than that.

Can we have real promotional material now, guys– please? Casting announcements are all well and good, but half of them so far have been previously drawn conclusions.

At this point Star Wars: Episode VII news is beating Hunger Games news senseless.

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