Happy 4th of July America! While Hollywood rests and gives us zero casting news on this American holiday, the incomparable Perri Nemiroff from Movies.com has given us a fantastic look at how Independence Day might go down in Panem, with the help of many of the wonderful Hunger Games Fan site people!
Perri – Movies.com – Beetee
If you’ve read Catching Fire, you know there’s no one more likely to put on an electrifying fireworks display than District 3 tribute Beetee. Coming from Panem’s technology-centric district, Beetee knows a thing or two about igniting a fuse and is particularly skilled when it comes to lighting things up with only a single, very special wire. However, with the right resources, Beetee could undoubtedly come up with the proper firepower to light up the night sky in Panem with an array of colors, shapes and perhaps even a mockingjay. Now does that scream independence or what?
Adam – Hunger Games Fireside Chat – Delly Cartwright
In troubled times, every oppressed, despondent, impoverished, malnourished community needs to celebrate its holidays with some Pieter Bruegel “Peasant Dance”-like cheer! Enter Delly Cartwright, the most happy-go-lucky, not-even-my-friend-getting-reaped-is-going-to-stop-the-sun-from-shining resident of District 12 to host the festivities. She would throw an all-smiles feast at the Hob, where the dispirited citizens can share appetizer plates of squirrel scraps, a better-not-ask stew, and – just maybe – some bread crumbs. Fortunately, Haymitch saves the day with several buckets of cheap liquor, and the whole district gets wasted enough to forget their problems. And there’s Delly, grinning from the first moment to the last, fighting tyranny in the only way she can: by embracing the sweetest that life has to offer. Somewhere off in the distance, President Snow is muttering, “A little hope is effective, a lot of hope is dangerous” over a stuffed pig ordered by – well, nobody quite knows, but it’s decadent. And if he had seen the look on Katniss Everdeen’s face, the girl who personally provided half the Hob’s meat with an extraordinary day’s hunting, he would not have thanked Delly for her consideration.
Peter Bruegel’s Peasant Dance
Savanna – Hunger Games Fireside Chat – Caesar Flickerman
After renewing his spray tan and dying his hair Capitol red, Caesar Flickerman will host a televised concert in the City Circle featuring Panem’s most popular musical artists. Think “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” (with Claudius Templesmith taking on Seacrest’s role as co-host, natch). Given the Capitol’s penchant for excess, it should come as no surprise that the performances and partying will last into the wee hours of the morning. Throughout the night, “live” footage of Independence Day festivities in all the districts will be projected on giant screens in the Circle, though most of it will have been staged and pre-recorded.
Arianna – Down With The Capitol – Haymitch
Since Haymitch is all about the “celebratory beverages” for the holiday, or rather any day of the year, he will naturally have red, white, and blue alcohol drinks for the occasion. A drunken Haymitch then stumbles his way to the District 12 town square where he proceeds to set off an array of homemade fireworks. After startling a few citizens and wandering donkeys, Haymitch stumbles back home while humming the national Panem anthem.
Kait – Victor’s Village – Peeta
Peeta celebrates every year by slaving away at the bakery, decorating cakes and cupcakes with fresh strawberries and blueberries provided to him by Katniss and Gale. The day may not be his favorite, but these red, white, and blue creations sell like hotcakes! He may even get to save one for himself, if his mother isn’t looking!
Crystal – Mockingjay.net – Katniss
Not one for frivolous holiday celebrations, especially those celebrating Panem and the government she despises, Katniss simply heads out to the woods outside District 12 to think and help piece herself together in the aftermath of the Games. It’s difficult to keep her mouth shut about what she really thinks of President Snow and the Capitol on such a day, especially when the rest of District 12 is still so overjoyed in having not one, but two victors from one Hunger Games. Still, knowing that Prim enjoys a special occasion, she picks extra strawberries and some blueberries, then buys sweetened cream on the way home so they can enjoy a little fresh red, white, and blue dessert. Since they can afford butcher meat for their “special” meal for the day, Katniss simply gifts her kills to the Hawthornes.
Please check out the complete list HERE from the great folks at the various, informative and well-loved fan sites!