First Footage from THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE Unveiled in Teaser for the Trailer

     April 3, 2013


The first trailer for director Francis Lawrence’s (I Am Legend) highly anticipated sequel The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is set to debut during the MTV Movie Awards later this month, and now a promo for the event has been released online that gives us our first look at footage from the film.  The video teases a look at the “Victory Tour” that Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss and Josh Hutcherson’s Peeta embark on at the beginning of Catching Fire as part of their duties as Hunger Games victors.  Liam Hemsworth will introduce the two-and-a-half minutes of footage during the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, April 14th at 9pm ET/PT, so check back here on Collider at that time to watch the full trailer.

Hit the jump to watch the promo.  The film also stars Sam Claflin, Elizabeth BanksWoody HarrelsonDonald Sutherland, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jena MaloneJeffrey Wright, and Amanda PlummerThe Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens on November 22nd in IMAX and traditional theaters.

Via MTV.

Here’s the official synopsis for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire:

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.


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    • jay

      WTF is so epic about this clip?!

      • Drake

        What it will eventually lead to…

      • Travis

        This movie will only be epic if it decides to quit playing it safe and make the movie in the fashion that it truly deserves which is a film that doesn’t shy away and cut away from the actual deaths of the individuals involved in the games.

        I get that this is a PG-13 film, but when you are making a series of films that have a major focus on death, you can’t just show people laying on the ground and leave the audience to assume what just happened. For example, Rue’s death is clearly seen by Katniss in the book, however the film makes it appear as though she is surprised to see that the spear hit her.

        I fear that this will continue to be an issue for the series and things only get darker and more gruesome as things move forward.

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  • Christina

    My favorite book of the trilogy is Catching Fire, so I highly anticipate to see the first trailer, so I’ll wait until April 14th to judge it.

  • spongefist

    The first one was absolutely terrible, I can only imagine how bad this will be….

    • Anonymous

      It is so not terrible it was the most amazing movie I have seen

  • Dobby

    Really? Is that IT? That was a waste of 5 seconds of my life! Good grief!

  • anon

    I love how all these people criticize it for playing it safe when the book was marketed towards teens as a dystopian future novel. It never focused on the killing.. It was just centred on a person who started a revolution to ‘free the people’, so to speak. The book never glorified violence in a graphic or attractive matter.. It was never “The spear pierced the little girl’s body, sending blood pouring from her body.”…

    • Travis

      I never mentioned blood pouring from her body. My point was when half of the book is pure violence it makes very little sense to shy away from it. I am not stupid I clearly understand that this book was marketed toward teens. However, to act like the first movie was ground breaking and amazing as some people have is frustrating to someone who read the series and knows that a good deal of important information was left out and action sequences played out like a made for TV movie I would see on Lifetime.

      I understand that you can’t have everything in the movie, I just worry that since the first movie was such a hit they will stick with the same formula and the series will end up just a few notches about Twilight which isn’t saying much. But hey I get it, they are in the business of making money, and nothing is easier to make money off of than brainless teenagers who think everything is amazing as long as you include a good looking female and a few attractive males (by the way, this is not a shot at the actors in the films as I think they are very good).

      • anon

        I respect your opinion, and I understand what you are getting at. They shied away from the Games in the trailers and that was the selling point.. basically what drew people in – teens looking for another book franchise to get around and adults who were trying to see what the controversy was about. However as a reader, I never really noticed the violence or the dark tone of it until the conclusion of the second book. Yes, they had backstory as to why the Games exist and the brutality of it, but seeing as it was a YA Dystopian Novel, it kind of took a back seat to the main story, which I thought was very good.

      • Travis Gowen

        I will also add that as someone who doesn’t read a lot of books turned into movies I may be falling into the “book is typically always better than the movie” problem that really nobody has been able to solve.

        Hope the next one is good though, I will be there regardless.

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  • Mr. RE

    Dear Collider,

    Please please please please… stop posting videos that have region locks..

    How hard is it to capture the video and post it to youtube.. ?

  • terry

    Everybody in the hunger games looks like a goddamn model. I swear they only made it that way to appeal to the New Moon crowd. meh!

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