‘Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’ Poster Art Highlights Lucy Gray’s Breathtaking Show and the 10th Hunger Games

Warning: Spoilers for “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Birds and Snakes.”


  • New art for The ballad of songbirds and snakes It portrays the tenth Hunger Games as a spectacle with a towering statue, buildings covered in television screens and the iconography of the Capitol.
  • The Tenth Hunger Games introduces changes that lay the foundation for future games, including presenting the events as entertainment and introducing a sponsorship system based on spectator support.
  • The Tenth Hunger Games mentoring program involves Capitol students as mentors, while subsequent Games have previous victors serving as mentors, ensuring continued separation between the districts and control of the Capitol.

New art for The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes shows how the games become a spectacle in the prequel adaptation. The ballad of songbirds and snakes focuses on the tenth Hunger Games, 64 years before 1974, which Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark win together. Katniss and Peeta witness firsthand how the Capitol treats the Hunger Games like a full-fledged reality show, despite the many horrors and violence that occur every year.

Commissioned by Lionsgate Studios and Poster Posse, @17thandOak’s art depicts how the 10th Hunger Games unfolded The ballad of songbirds and snakes They begin their transformation into a spectacle. Check out the art below:

The art depicts Lucy Gray Baird and other tributes in the bombed arena of the 10th Hunger Games. She can be seen above them in her colorful dress as the other tributes run towards her with their weapons. The spectacle is captured by the imposing statue and buildings surrounding the arena, with the buildings covered in countless television screens and the iconography of the Capitol.

How the Capitol turns the Hunger Games into a spectacle


Under the supervision of Dr. Volumnia Gaul and the ideas of young Coriolanus Snow lead the Tenth Hunger Games to many changes that serve as the basis for what will be for Katniss, Peeta, and all future tributes. One of those changes is that Lucretius “Lucky” Flickerman will become the first presenter. Telling and breaking down the games play by play immediately makes the event seem more fun. It’s a permanent change, as Lucky’s descendant Caesar Flickerman becomes the future host as the games become mandatory for everyone in the districts.

Another major change in the 10th Hunger Games is the ability to send water or other resources to tributes that receive enough support from viewers. This is the basis of the sponsorship system, fundamental to the chances of winning an award. Snow uses it to help Lucy Gray win, and Haymitch Abernathy will use it many years later to help Katniss and Peeta win. This also heightens the interest of Capitol citizens in observing and supporting certain awards, desensitizing them to the brutal violence they witness.

Haymitch won the 50th Hunger Games, in which 48 tributes instead of 24 had to fight to the death.

The concept of sponsoring is also related to the changes that the mentoring program brings. In the tenth Hunger Games, Snow and other students from the Capitol Academy are the mentors. In future games, the mentors became former Hunger Games winners instead of Capitol students. This is yet another way to force the citizens of the districts to continue fighting among themselves instead of in the Capitol, including those who had already won their matches. These changes in The ballad of songbirds and snakes Turn the Hunger Games into a spectacle that will allow the Capitol to better control the districts for years to come.

Source: @17thandOak/Instagram

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    The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
    Release date from:
    November 17, 2023
    Francisco Lourenco
    Tom Blyth, Rachel Zegler, Hunter Schafer, Jason Schwartzman, Peter Dinklage, Josh Andrés, Josh Andrés Rivera, Viola Davis
    157 minutes
    Action, adventure, drama
    Michael Lesslie, Michael Arndt, Suzanne Collins
    Color Power, Lionsgate
    The Hunger Games, The Hunger Games: Flames, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
    Hunger Games

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