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"Are you here to fight with us, Katniss?" Let's hope she's ready, be​cause Jennifer Lawrence's heroine is looking a little worse for wear in the first trailer for the next Hunger Games instalment. ​ ​And judging by the intense action in the upcoming Mockingjay - Part 1 Katniss Everdeen is going to need every ​ounce of strength to lead the​ rebel​ districts into all-out war.

Fans at this weekend's Comic-Con in San Diego were first to see the​ minute-long sample of the movie, but Lionsgate released it online shortly after, giving fans worldwide their ​sneak peek of the districts' rebellion against The Capitol.

The late Philip Seymour Hoffman figures predominately in the trailer, with his character - head gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee - warning District 13's President Coin (series newcomer Julianne Moore) that "no one else but (Katniss)" can unite the districts and lead their uprising.

Media reports say Hoffman had already finished filming Part 1 when he died of an overdose last February, but major scenes from Part 2 have yet to be shot. For fans who've read the books, it will be especially interesting to see what, if any, plot changes were made as a result.

Donald Sutherland is back as the sinister President Snow who tries to squelch the rebellion by forbidding any association with Katniss' Mockingjay symbol. Judging by the preview, the crackdown from The Capitol is going to spark the darkest and bloodiest battles ever seen in the Hunger Games series.

Mockingjay - Part 1 is due in theatres Nov. 21.

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