New I, FRANKENSTEIN Image Reveals Yvonne Strahovski; Finnick Goes Shirtless in THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE Photo

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New images from a couple of upcoming Lionsgate releases have landed online.  In a new image from I, Frankenstein, we get a look at Aaron Eckhart’s Creature confronting the scientist character played by Yvonne Strahovski.  Based on the graphic novel of the same name, the story takes place in the present day and finds the Creature being hunted by demons that want to learn the secret of his creation.  I caught the first-look footage from the pic at Comic-Con this past weekend, and it was pretty forgettable.  There are some interesting monster designs, but the whole thing looks like a typical January-release CG fest.  Not so coincidentally, I, Frankenstein opens in 3D on January 24th.

Additionally, Lionsgate has released a new image of Sam Claflin as Finnick in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.  Claflin goes shirtless in this particular scene, as Finnick is seen offering sugar cubes to fellow Hunger Games victors.  If you missed it, watch the new Catching Fire trailer here, read my recap of the Comic-Con panel here, and watch the panel yourself hereThe Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens on November 22nd.

Comic-Con: Watch the Full Panels for X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, ROBOCOP, THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE, and GODZILLA

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We saw plenty of panels this weekend at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con.  We waited in line so long that we actually had to take shifts to make sure we got a reasonably decent seat.  This allowed us to give you quick recaps of the panels, but now you can sit in the comfort of your home just a few days later and watch the full panel for yourself.  There’s a fair amount of stuff that’s not in our recaps, most notably the humor of the panelists.  It’s tough to convey the spontaneity and timing of the jokes, and they’re some of the best parts.  You should probably see for yourself Bryan Cranston absolutely killing it at the Godzilla panel or the surprisingly charming audience Q&A for X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Hit the jump to watch the full Comic-Con panels for X-Men: Days of Future Past, RoboCop, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and Godzilla.  You can also click on the corresponding links for our recaps, which includes summations of the footage we were shown.  Please keep in mind that the video of these panels does not include this footage.

Comic-Con: THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE Panel Recap; Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, and More Premiere New Trailer

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A mainstay of Comic-Con in years past has been the fan-friendly Twilight panels.  That series has come to a close, but Lionsgate picked up the baton this year by hosting a highly anticipated Hall H panel for the sequel The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.  It became clear that this panel was very much about pleasing the fans, but we did get a look at the new trailer and director Francis Lawrence and his cast, including Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth took the stage to talk about character developments in the follow-up, Oscar season, having so many newcomers on set, working with author Suzanne Collins, and more.

Hit the jump to read my full recap of the Comic-Con panel for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

New Trailer for THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE Starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson

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Lionsgate premiered a new trailer for at the Comic-Con panel for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and just posted it online.  The sequel finds Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) dealing with the after-effects of the first film as a nationwide uprising begins to swell.  The trailer does a good job of showing such an abstract idea as “stirring rebellion” with a variety of impressive crowd shots, and I like the tease of the new battlefield at the very end.  The books do a good job of upping the stakes with each new book, and I have every reason to believe so far that director Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend) captures that in the adaptation.

Liam HemsworthSam ClaflinElizabeth BanksWoody HarrelsonDonald Sutherland, Philip Seymour HoffmanJena MaloneJeffrey Wright, and Amanda Plummer also star.  The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens on November 22.  Click here for our recap of the Comic-Con panel, and watch the trailer after the break.

Previous Victors Revealed in Quarter Quell Character Posters for THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE

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The Comic-Con panel for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is poised to be one of the more popular events in Hall H this year, but I can still remember Comic-Con 2011 where the only Hunger Games presence was the handing out of some posters and pins at the Lionsgate booth.  Earlier today we showed you a new image from director Francis Lawrence’s sequel, and now character posters for a large portion of the cast have landed online.  These posters highlight Hunger Games victors young and old, as we see everyone donning their tight-fitting outfits for the Quarter Quell.

Hit the jump to take a look at the posters, and check back here this weekend for our full recap of the film’s Comic-Con panel as well as the new trailer.  The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens on November 22nd.

New Image from THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE; Details on the Comic-Con Panel and When the New Trailer Will Premiere

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Lionsgate has released a new image from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.  In the upcoming sequel, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) becomes a symbol of a brewing revolution in the districts, but is then drawn back into to fight to the death in the Quarter Quell Hunger Games.  In the new image, Katniss and fellow victor Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) give their defiant salute while Capitol stooge Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks) can only stand there uncomfortably.

Hit the jump to check out the image along with details on the Comic-Con panel, and when the new trailer will debut online.  The film also stars Liam Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, Woody HarrelsonDonald Sutherland, Philip Seymour HoffmanJena MaloneJeffrey Wright, and Amanda PlummerThe Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens on November 22nd.

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE and I, FRANKENSTEIN Set for Comic-Con; Will Feature New Trailer for CATCHING FIRE

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I was a little surprised when The Hunger Games didn’t make an appearance at Comic-Con 2011.  It was Lionsgate’s most expensive film to date, and it would have drawn a huge crowd.  Regardless, it was a huge hit, but now the studio will bring the highly-anticipated sequel to this year’s San Diego Comic-Con along with I, Frankenstein.  Both panels will be on Saturday, July 20th with the Hunger Games panel bringing an exclusive new trailer, and I, Frankenstein showing off new footage (and it will probably be the first footage, since we’ve seen nothing from the movie thus far).  The press release doesn’t mention specifically the talent that will be on the panels, but fans can submit questions to the Facebook pages for Hunger Games, I, Frankenstein, and Fandango (the site’s Dave Karger will be moderating the panels).  I’m 99% sure the Lionsgate panel will be in Hall H, and if Marvel chooses to have their panel on the same day, which they probably will, you should probably just start camping out now.

Hit the jump for the press release.  The 2013 San Diego Comic-Con runs from July 18 – 21st.  The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens November 22nd.  I, Frankenstein opens January 24, 2014.

Katniss Conquers a Mountain in New Poster for THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE

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Lionsgate has released a new poster for director Francis Lawrence’s upcoming sequel The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.  The film finds Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss and Josh Hutcherson’s Peeta dealing with the after-effects of the first film, as a nation-wide uprising begins to swell.  This new poster is quite visually appealing, and it’s graced with the following quote from the novel “The sun persists in rising, so I make myself stand.”  While I was admittedly apprehensive about Francis Lawrence taking over the director’s chair from Gary Ross, the first trailer for Catching Fire was pretty spot-on, and this new poster has me really looking forward to seeing more footage from the film.

Hit the jump to check out the new poster.  The film also stars Liam Hemsworth, Sam ClaflinElizabeth BanksWoody HarrelsonDonald Sutherland, Philip Seymour HoffmanJena MaloneJeffrey Wright, and Amanda Plummer.  The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens on November 22nd in IMAX and traditional theaters.

First Trailer for THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE

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Lionsgate has released the first trailer for director Francis Lawrence‘s (Water for Elephants) sequel, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.  The darkness and melancholy of the first film has only intensified, but this trailer only tells half the story.  We’re shown the victors’ tour, and how President Snow (Donald Sutherland) is trying to tear down the hope-inspiring image of Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) before killing her.  Only at the end of the trailer, do we hear about the second part of the story, which is the “Quarter Quell”, a special Hunger Games where past winners will be forced to fight to the death.  I assume they left this out because it’s the more effects-heavy part of the story, and that footage is moving through post-production.

The film also stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam HemsworthSam ClaflinElizabeth BanksWoody HarrelsonDonald Sutherland, Philip Seymour HoffmanJena MaloneJeffrey Wright, and Amanda Plummer.  The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens on November 22nd in IMAX and traditional theaters.

New Images from THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE Featuring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Donald Sutherland, and Elizabeth Banks

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Though the first trailer for the highly anticipated sequel The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is set to debut later tonight, Lionsgate has unveiled a couple of new images from the Francis Lawrence-directed adaptation to tide fans over these next few hours.  These new images give us a look at a few returning characters like Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss, Elizabeth Banks’ Effie, and Donald Sutherland’s President Snow, but we also get a new look at Philip Seymour Hoffman as new Head Gamesmaker Plutarch Heavensbee (the names don’t exactly get better as the series moves along).

Hit the jump to take a look at the new images, and check back here on Collider later tonight to watch the first trailer.  The film also stars Josh HutchersonSam Claflin, Woody Harrelson, Liam HemsworthJena MaloneJeffrey Wright and Amanda Plummer, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens on November 22nd in IMAX and traditional theaters.

Check Out the Huge Display for THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE at CinemaCon

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One of the great things about CinemaCon (the yearly Las Vegas convention for theater owners) are the cool displays for upcoming movies.  Often the movie studios will release the first posters for some of the year’s biggest films.  But sometimes they’ll take previously released materials and create something very cool…like they did this year for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.  While all the character posters have been previously released, Lionsgate has placed huge versions of the posters next to one another in massive display.  As you can see in the pictures, it’s very cool and impossible to miss.

In addition to these posters, I’ve heard Lionsgate will be showing new footage from the film at CinemaCon later this week.  I’m not sure what it is, I just know footage will be shown.  Check back later this week for a full report.  Until then, hit the jump to see the display.

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

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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.

Jeffrey Wright’s Beetee and Jena Malone’s Johanna Revealed in New Posters for THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE

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Continuing on with Lionsgate’s daily release of new posters/portraits for the characters in director Francis Lawrence’s upcoming sequel The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, two new such portraits have been released online today giving us our first look at Beetee and Johanna.  Jeffrey Wright plays Beetee, a previous Hunger Games winner from District 3 who specializes in electronics and wiring, while Jena Malone plays the highly anticipated character Johanna, another previous Hunger Games winner from District 7.  I’m incredibly impressed by the designs for these two new characters and look forward to seeing them in action.

Hit the jump to take a look at the new posters.  If you missed the previous portraits, check out Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen here, Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket and Stanley Tucci as Caesar Flickerman here, and Woody Harrelson as Haymitch Abernathy and Lenny Kravitz as Cinna hereThe Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens November 22nd.

New THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE Posters for Woody Harrelson and Lenny Kravitz

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Lionsgate has released a couple of new “look at our characters sitting in chairs” posters for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.  Yesterday we got a look at Capitol Portraits for Elizabeth Banks’ Effie and Stanley Tucci’s Caesar, and today Woody Harrelson’s Haymitch and Lenny Kravitz’s Cinna get their day in the sun.  I assume these portraits will be unveiled for all distinguished members of the Capitol society, so hopefully we get a close look at Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Head Gamesmaker Plutarch Heavensbee in the next day or so.

Hit the jump to take a look at the posters for Haymitch and Cinna.  The film also stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Sam Claflin, Liam Hemsworth, Donald Sutherland, Jena MaloneJeffrey Wright, and Amanda Plummer.   The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens in traditional theaters and IMAX on November 22nd.

New Posters for THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE Touts Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson’s Victory Tour

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Lionsgate’s marketing campaign for the upcoming sequel The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is about to kick into another gear, so prepare accordingly, folks.  Today, the studio has unveiled a couple of new posters for the film.  These aren’t just any posters, though, as they appear to play along with the premise of the books/film by advertising the Victory Tour that Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) embark on as part of their commitment to the Capitol following their triumph at the Hunger Games.  It’s actually a pretty neat marketing angle, and I’m eager to see where things go from here.

Hit the jump to take a look at the posters.  Directed by Francis Lawrence, the film also stars Sam Claflin, Woody Harrelson, Liam HemsworthPhilip Seymour Hoffman, Elizabeth Banks, Donald Sutherland, Jena MaloneJeffrey Wright, and Amanda Plummer.   The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens in traditional theaters and IMAX on November 22nd.

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