The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is one of the many films heading out to Comic-Con this weekend, and we have a feeling that it will be welcomed with open arms.
The first teaser trailer launched back in the spring, giving us a great look at the sequel to one of the most successful franchise-starters of all time. And in advance of its appearance in Hall H on Saturday, we’ve got a new image from the film to share, via EW, giving us a look at Jennifer Lawrence reprising her role as Katniss Everdeen, alongside Stanley Tucci’s Caesar Flickerman.
THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) – a competition that could change Panem forever.
The two are joined by yet another stellar cast, led by Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, Elizabeth Banks, Jena Malone, Woody Harrelson, Lenny Kravitz, Jeffrey Wright, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Willow Shields, and Donald Sutherland.
Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend) is behind the camera this time around, taking the helm in place of Gary Ross. And he’s directing from a script penned by Simon Beaufoy (127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire), with Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine, Star Wars Episode VII) hired for a rewrite, based on Suzanne Collins’ original novel.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be released on November 22nd this year, and the franchise will make its first appearance at Comic-Con this weekend. The first full trailer is expected to drop for audiences in San Diego, and we’re hoping it will land online very soon after. In the meantime, here’s the new image to tie us over.