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SDCC 2015: Conan O’Brien to moderate The Hunger Games panel

Lionsgate has confirmed the final San Diego Comic-Con panel for “The Hunger Games” franchise. Attending this year will be Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Willow Shields, director Francis Lawrence and producer Nina Jacobson.

Moderating the exciting panel this year will be non other than late-night host Conan O’Brien. The film won’t release until until November 20, 2015 but fans will learn a few of the many secrets that director Francis Lawrence has in-store for them ahead of the premiere.

Joining the above mentioned cast on-screen in the final installment are Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Natalie Dormer, Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland.

The franchise has grossed more than $2.2 billion at the global box office sine the initial installment hit theaters. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 now brings the franchise to its powerful final chapter in which Katniss Everdeen [Jennifer Lawrence] realizes the stakes are no longer just for survival – they are for the future.

With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow [Donald Sutherland] in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale [Liam Hemsworth], Finnick [Sam Claflin] and Peeta [Josh Hutcherson] – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to liberate the citizens of Panem, and stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her.  The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games.