Magazine article Screen International

Jennifer Lawrence, Bill Murray Wow Comic-Con

Magazine article Screen International

Jennifer Lawrence, Bill Murray Wow Comic-Con

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While neither session contained any news of note the typically excitable crowd showed their appreciation for the turn-out.

Lawrence joined her co-stars Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and Willow Shields from Lionsgate's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 as well as director Francis Lawrence and franchise producer Nina Jacobson.

While the tone of the session hosted by TV personality Conan O'Brien was jocular and warm, there were moments of poignancy as the panellists reflected on the approach of November 20 - when the franchise finale will open in the US and around the world.

"We all wish there were seven or eight books and not just three," said Jacobson, whose Color Force has championed the series from the beginning. "It's emotional for us and emotional for the audiences and we want to deliver for the fans."

After the director introduced the world premiere preview of the trailer, the stars were asked what they would take away from the four-year experience of shooting and promoting four films.

"These movies really did change my life," said Lawrence. Turning to her fellow panelists she continued: "You guys challenged me. I love you. …

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