The "Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes" Trailer Is Here, And Everyone's Reactions To It Have Been A+

    The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes has a first trailer, and yes, I'm re-entering my The Hunger Games era alongside everyone else.

    2023 has really become the year where everyone re-enters their The Hunger Games phase. From countless TikToks praising the books and movies to the 10th anniversary of the film adaptation of Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins' beloved books are back in the conversation, and thank god.

    Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss in The Hunger Games

    On top of a resurgence of the original trilogy and movies, we're also getting the movie adaptation of The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes this fall — so yes, it's good to be a Hunger Games fan.

    A still image of Lucy and Coryo from Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

    In case you don't know, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is a prequel that takes place 64 years before the events of the original series. The book (and now movie) follows a young Coriolanus "Coryo" Snow (Tom Blyth), who is selected to be a mentor in the 10th Hunger Games and is assigned to the District 12 tribute, Lucy Gray Baird (Rachel Zegler).

    Lucy bowing while someone announces, "From District 12, Lucy Gray Baird"

    The book follows Coryo and Lucy's partnership as they command all of Panem's attention in an attempt to have Lucy win the Hunger Games. On top of this, the story also fleshes out the origins of the Hunger Games and we are, once again, given some amazing tributes and mentors you can't help but love.

    Lucy telling Coryo, "You really want to take of me in that arena? Start by thinking I can actually win"

    The first trailer for The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes just dropped at CinemaCon last night, and it looks so good:

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    The movie is directed by Francis Lawrence, who directed Catching Fire and both Mockingjay movies, so it already FEELS like an OG The Hunger Games film.

    Viola Davis and Hunter Schafer in The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

    Plus, the cast is STACKED and they look perfect — like, I literally can't get over Rachel as Lucy.

    this was an ad-lib :’) https://t.co/GWLYVFacwc

    — rachel zegler (she/her/hers) (@rachelzegler) April 27, 2023
    Alongside Tom and Rachel, the cast includes Peter Dinklage, Hunter Schafer, Josh Andrés Rivera, Jason Schwartzman, Viola Davis, and more.

    Anyway, that's all to say that the trailer is EPIC and it led to everyone tweeting their thoughts about how excited they are, making some jokes, and pointing out some amazing details. So, below are 23 of the best reactions to The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes first trailer:

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    1.

    between this and the percy jackson tv show im going back to my 2012 self and no one can stop me https://t.co/TJlZIJCS2i

    — trish (@ULTRAGLOSS) April 27, 2023
    Lionsgate / Via Twitter: @TheHungerGames

    2.

    this is the man that killed finnick everyone get your heads straight https://t.co/M2N0PoitRh

    — jo (@sixofsongbirds) April 28, 2023
    Lionsgate / Via Twitter: @sixofsongbirds

    3.

    thank you for your consideration. pic.twitter.com/Ib2SvhPvcl

    — v ☼ (@mockingjayssing) April 27, 2023
    Twitter: @mockingjayssing / Via Twitter: @mockingjayssing

    4.

    in Francis Lawrence i trust, forever and always.

    — sam (@girlonprior) April 27, 2023
    Twitter: @girlonprior / Via Twitter: @girlonprior

    5.

    the flickerman family being hosts of the hunger games why’d that gag me pic.twitter.com/2ZD2r7DeGb

    — . (@lukovist) April 27, 2023
    Twitter: @lukovist / Via Twitter: @lukovist

    6.

    that’s herstory pic.twitter.com/04tV7OkAVK

    — 🕊️ (@newdiaryentry) April 27, 2023
    Twitter: @newdiaryentry / Via Twitter: @newdiaryentry

    7.

    golden globe winner rachel zegler pic.twitter.com/QXyaR4OkDM

    — anabelle (@wcstsidestory) April 27, 2023
    Twitter: @wcstsidestory / Via Twitter: @wcstsidestory

    8.

    Arena for the 1st, 74th, and 75th Hunger Games pic.twitter.com/m5k5AhstYy

    — li (@crownofelfhame) April 27, 2023
    Twitter: @crownofelfhame / Via Twitter: @crownofelfhame

    9.

    are you still hyperfixating on the hunger games franchise in 2023 or are you normal

    — day (@balladofsongs) April 27, 2023
    Twitter: @balladofsongs / Via Twitter: @balladofsongs

    10.

    this parallel between lucy gray baird and katniss bowing — rachel zegler understood the assignment — entering my #thehungergames era again, oh my god ballad of songbirds and snakes looks so good pic.twitter.com/0ZJrqWsfcq

    — Nora Dominick (@noradominick) April 27, 2023
    Twitter: @noradominick / Via Twitter: @noradominick

    11.

    the rose…. literal chills. #TheHungerGames pic.twitter.com/NgHprF5EJP

    — kay (@hauntedromanoff) April 27, 2023
    Via Twitter: @hauntedromanoff

    12.

    “that’s the sound of Snow falling” SNOW IN THE ARENA YESSSS #TheHungerGames pic.twitter.com/8Ub8rt5mq2

    — mia ☁️🧚🏼‍♀️✨ JUST A NORMAL DAY (@berri_thg) April 27, 2023
    Via Twitter: @berri_thg

    13.

    “Does she smile? Or does she mouth, “Fuck you forever”? 🕊️ #TheHungerGames #TheBalladOfSongbirdsAndSnakes pic.twitter.com/s6iAakvUYa

    — lexi 🕊️tbosas trailer day! (@plinthsongbird) April 27, 2023
    Via Twitter: @plinthsongbird

    14.

    i was already seated since i heard viola davis was in it but GOD DAMN she actually looks like a terrifying villain WE'RE ABOUT TO EAT SO GOOD #TheHungerGames pic.twitter.com/jmiQZTVwHb

    — rhaenyra targaryen's lawyer (@Targ_Nation) April 27, 2023
    Via Twitter: @Targ_Nation

    15.

    the evil laugh oh viola davis caught it #TheHungerGames pic.twitter.com/2bDhoevjZD

    — jolt (@meltborne) April 27, 2023
    Via Twitter: @meltborne