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First Look: Katniss and Finnick in 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

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January 9, 2013
Source: EW

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Well, it's about time. After making our list of the movies we'd be sad to miss if the world ends (and just missing our 13 Most Anticipated Films of 2013), we finally have our first look at the anticipated sequel The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Considering the fact that Jennifer Lawrence has been garnering a lot of awards buzz for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook, and with the Oscar nominations being announced tomorrow, this could be a very exciting week for fans of the actress. See her with Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair, putting the charm on thick, and also standing heroically with his trusty trident. Look below!

Here's our first looks at Francis Lawrence's The Hunger Games: Catching Fire from EW:

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - Katniss and Finnick

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - EW Cover

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire begins as Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson). 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 (Donald Sutherland) prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games, a competition that could change Panem forever. Francis Lawrence directs the film written by Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire) and Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3) and it arrives November 22nd, 2013. Excited?

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  • OfficialJab
    Never read them or seen the film, so no comment here other than she's incredibly hot, and that guy looks like a serious creeper in that bottom image.
  • Steven
    Never read the books, but the 1st film I found really slow and dull. Really do not understand the hype that surrounds them.
    • Danimal
      Can definitely see where you're coming from. I read the books and loved them. But when I heard they were making the movies I was very skeptical because there are relationship conflicts very similar to what i've seen of Twilight (2 guys going for 1 girl), so I was really afraid that they were going to "Twilight" the hell out of this film. But the reason I loved the film was because I was really suprised and impressed at the mature approach they took to the film. Especially being a PG-13 movie, and they way they really held back on the gore, but made it feel just as disturbingly violent. I guess you can say it was the very low expectations that made this movie great for me.
      • Steven
        Low expectations can really make a film a pleasure to watch. I borrowed the film off a friend to see what it was all about, maybe I should have read the books first as the film put me off even looking into do that. This seems to be a case of the fim adding to the books visually, which is really cool if your a fan already.
        • http://www.facebook.com/danielvutran Daniel Vu Tran
          Just wanted to note that this was a very mature and entertaining conversation to read. I personally feel the same way as both of you (having not read the book), I was both disappointed and surprised. Especially at the "seriousness" of it all, for a PG-13 movie lol xD.
  • DAVIDPD
    I've read the books, so I am pretty excited for this one. Hopefully they will include all the kickass action sequences that are described in the book. Finnick looks like a tool.
    • http://www.roamandthink.com/ PBGray
      Hammer or wrench? Screwdriver?
      • Jericho
        Dremmel, useful for everything until you get the heavy stuff out.....
        • http://www.roamandthink.com/ PBGray
          Well played.
  • http://twitter.com/Nati_Ave Natalia A.
    I am pretty sure he was supposed to be "bronze" and tall in the books. Let's see if he gets the charming and looking good naked part right
    • DAVIDPD
      Yeah. All the people in the books are supposed to be like mixed race. But they White washed them for the movies. I don't really mind it, but a lot of fans were upset.
    • redskulllives
      That is hollywood for you as racist and nazi as bronze can ever get :D
  • Cody W
    Needs more Lawrence legs!
  • redskulllives
    They are suppose to be wearing royal blue jumpsuits with exotic purple championship belts which serve as floatation devices :(
  • blah
    He isn't muscular.
  • Sugar_Spice
    I hope the come hard when designing the arena!

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