The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes is reawakening the preteen in all of us. The upcoming movie is set 64 years prior to the hit trilogy of novels by Suzanne Collins and set of four movies starring Jennifer Lawrence, meaning it comes with an all-new cast and, as of yesterday, an all-new trailer.
Set 64 years before the hit film franchise, the new film explores the origin of the franchise’s sinister antagonist Coriolanus Snow.
The trailer is fabulous in general, showcasing some heart-pounding moments of tension and plenty of those titular snakes. It also puts Viola Davis front and center in her role as Dr. Volumnia Gaul, the head gamemaker of the 10th Hunger Games — though a viral post would have you thinking she goes by a different name.
Davis’ character has heterochromia, meaning her eyes are two different colors. Playing on the condition, one fan edited a screenshot to christen the character with a new name: Hetero Chromatica.
Beyond the inherent laziness of naming a character after their physical traits (yes, J.K. Rowling, we’re talking about you), Hetero Chromatica called another Chromatica to mind: Lady Gaga’s hit 2020 album, which was decidedly not hetero.
Cuz the homo chromatica is right here pic.twitter.com/UyBogdQU4b— ……👀 (@Underthetree04) September 20, 2023
just googled oxymoron and it literally only said “Hetero Chromatica”— Your_Dads_Speedo (@ur_dads_speedo) September 20, 2023
suzanne collins I’m gonna get u for this one— peachpicnic (@impeachpicnic) September 20, 2023
What would a hetero version of Chromatica entail? Some argued it already exists in the form of Gaga’s straightest album.
And what might other twisted versions of Gaga albums look like? I’m sure Breeder Artpop would make my Spotify Wrapped.
Meanwhile, the trailer itself has fans more hyped than ever, especially for Euphoria star Hunter Schafer, who plays Tigris Snow, and for Rachel Zegler, who stars as Lucy Gray Baird. A sneak peek of Zegler’s version of “The Hanging Tree,” the series’ theme song, plays in the background, and the West Side Story star sounds heavenly as always.
The Hunger Games: A Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes hits theaters on November 17.