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Mockingjay trailer at Comic-Con

The first glimpse of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I has been unveiled at Comic-Con.

The trailer for the highly anticipated next film in the popular Hunger Games series had its premiere at the convention in San Diego.

Fans who fathered at the Capitol Gallery were greeted by holographic versions of Jena Malone's character Johanna Mason, and Josh Hutcherson's Peeta Mellark, before the minute-long teaser trailer was shown.

The trailer opens with a hovership landing and a meeting between leaders of the rebellion, where the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman's Plutarch Heavensbee and a grey-haired Julianne Moore as President Coin, discuss Katniss Everdeen's role.

Meanwhile, President Snow (Donald Sutherland) declares the Mockingjay symbol illegal.

Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) is then shown entering the underground bunker where refugees of Panem are hiding, and she agrees to take up their cause.

A section of San Diego's Hard Rock Hotel had been transformed into the Capitol Gallery for the unveiling, with the all-white setting inspired by President Snow's Capitol colour scheme.

Visitors could enjoy treats from Peeta's bakery, witness colourful Capitol fashions, design souvenir T-shirts and have their photo taken with the hologram characters.

Even the trailer-viewing experience seemed designed by the Capitol: In an all-white room, fans were offered all-white sweets and snacks before being shown into pod-like chairs, where they watched the trailer on personal Samsung tablets.

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