Start practicing your three-finger salute! Unite posters for Mockingjay, Part 2 have started appearing in different cities across the world.
Update (June 18): Below you can find all six high-res “Unite” posters thanks to Lionsgate! Fans on social media believe think that each of these hands belongs to one of the stars of the movie. Let the guessing games begin…
Original story (June 17): The Mockingjay, Part 2 team has begun putting up new billboards which depict the iconic three-finger salute in the series to subtly promote this November’s release. The word “Unite” with the District 13 logo appears next to the hand.
Here’s how the new Mockingjay poster looks in Milan:
And one in Colombia:
— THG Colombia .|||. (@WeFollowKatniss) June 17, 2015
An Instagram user spotted one of these posters going up in Los Angeles on the heavily-traffic’d Wilshire Blvd. This particular version of the poster takes up a big amount of space on the side of a building:
As Katniss describes the salute in the first Hunger Games book, “At first one, then another, then almost every member of the crowd touches the three middle fingers of their left hand to their lips and holds it out to me. It is an old and rarely used gesture of our district, occasionally seen at funerals. It means thanks, it means admiration, it means good-bye to someone you love.”
Lionsgate created posters depicting the people of Panem last year — they were similar to these “Unite” posters in that they promoted the film without any Hunger Games or Mockingjay logos. Here’s one of the Propaganda posters from last year:
The first trailer for Mockingjay, Part 2 debuted last week, and it’s a doozy. Annie and Finnick get married, Katniss rallies the people of Panem, and Peeta is finally back in fighting shape:
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the 76th Hunger Games.