Those of you that have been Hunger Games fans for a long time may remember the name Trexler Hoverhound, whose character name popped up on the IMDb list of full cast and crew a few months before the release of The Hunger Games. The name perplexed everyone, but in the end we assumed he was just an overeager extra making up his own uncredited name to have some fun (and maybe 15 minutes of confused fandom fame).
One of our readers emailed us over the weekend to inquire about a new character, Zaxtus, who has appeared on the cast lists for both The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2. “Zaxtus” is being played by Jermaine Tindell, who has one other credit to his name for Maleficent, for a character named Tactus.
The fact that Zaxtus and Tactus sound so similar tell us this is another case of Trexler Hoverhound, but it’s still amusing to go peruse all the extras listed. Since IMDb is editable by anyone with a premium account, people can easily add themselves in.
It’s interesting to note that there are rebel extras for districts 7, 8, and 11. We already know they filmed stuff for District 8 since they cast a Commander Paylor, but hopefully the lumberjack rebels make it in as I think we’d all love to get a glimpse of where Johanna is from.
Thanks to Cameron for the tip on this!