‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Character Posters Reveal Quarter Quell Uniforms

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire continues the saga of young Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), in the wake of her milestone Hunger Games co-victory alongside her fellow District 12 combatant, Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson). As Katniss and Peeta try to re-aclimate to “normal” life, their former mentor, Haymitch (Woody Harrelson), warns them that in co-winning the games (a first in Panem history) Katniss and Peeta have in fact sparked open rebellion in the impoverished districts of Panem, thereby enraging the Capitol government and the despotic President Snow (Donald Sutherland).

Even though it was only alluded to in the first Catching Fire trailer, it’s no spoiler to tell you that President Snow concocts a way to send Katniss, Peeta – and many other alumni of previous Hunger Games – back into the arena for a “lesson” that will hopefully quell any further district uprisings. And today, we know just how Katniss and Co. will be dressed for battle, thanks to some new Catching Fire character posters.

“Quell” is an appropriate word to use, as, in the books, the 75th Hunger Games (which Katniss and her fellow survivors must fight in) is referred to as “The Quarter Quell.” Fans of the books know that this time around, the woodland battlefield of the first film is traded for a more maritime-themed arena, making the wet suit look of these Quarter Quell uniforms wholly fitting.

The posters come our way via various websites, featuring Katniss and Peeta (via Yahoo); Johanna Mason (via MSN); Finnick and Mags (via Empire); Wiress and Beete (via MTV); Brutus and Enobaria via (Moviefone); and Cashmere and Gloss (via The LA Times).

More open to debate is the look of both the characters and their outfits. As to the latter: people were pretty critical in their comparisons of The Hunger Games and films like Battle Royal and/or The Running Man - and in the case of Running Man, in particular, the comparisons (and criticisms) are only going to get worse, judging from the look of those outfits. 

As for the characters: some of the actors certainly seem to fit the part (Jena Malone as Johanna; Lynn Cohen as Mags), while other actors (Sam Claflin as fan-favoirte Finnick Odair) are likely going to keep hardcore fans grumbling and mumbling until the actor has a chance to prove him/herself when the movie is in theaters. For my part, I’m always happy to see an actor of Jeffrey Wright’s caliber in just about any film he’s a part of – but truth be told, he looks nothing like what I imagined Beetee to be when reading the book, so I find myself strangely at odds with this particular casting choice. How do YOU feel about the characters and costumes in the posters?

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will have a big presence at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con; Yahoo will also be debuting a trailer for the film right after said trailer premieres during the Catching Fire Comic-Con panel. Stay tuned!

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be in theaters on November 22, 2013.

Sources: Listed Above (hat tip to Coming Soon)

TAGS: catching fire, Comic-Con 2014, the hunger games

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  1. i will always see Thad Castle rather than gloss. I cant take him seriously

  2. I wish they would have kept Tony Shalhoub as Beetee. And that is definitely not how I pictured Finnick. Jena Malone is a fantastic choice for Johanna!

    • I agree with you with the choice of Jena Malone for the role of Johanna. She’s perfect. As for Finnick, like you maybe, I’m not convince. I imagined a Gerard Butler type actor for the trident-bearer playboy-type contender. And Beetee, well, curiously enough, I imagined someone more like Domhnall Gleeson from 2012′s “Dredd”.

  3. What’s up with Jennifer Lawrence’s face in her poster it looks like they airbrushed it a lot. You can put her face on a old Star Wars poster.

  4. Most of these actors look pretty damn good, specifically Johanna, Mags, and Wiress. I’m also pleasantly surprised with how much Sam Claflin looks like I pictured Finnick in the books. Now let’s just hope his acting chops are good, because he was pretty forgettable in Snow White and the Huntsman.

    However, as you said, Kofi, while Jeffrey Wright is a great actor, he doesn’t look anything like I pictured Beetee. I’m sure he’ll do great, but I would’ve preferred if they signed Tony Shaloub.

  5. SR, is there not some kind of gallery feature you could implement? I click a pic, looks cool, hit back (jumps to top of article), click a pic, back (top), click, back.

    It’s a minor thing, but slightly annoying. K Thanks :)

    • I agree.

  6. Actually I remember reading a rumor that Mila Kunis was up for the part of Johanna so while reading Catching Fire I pictured her but I’m totally down for Jena Malone.

    I’m gonna be one of the mumbling-grumbling fans who is heavily skeptical about Finnick because he was my favorite character.

  7. My God I’m literally shaking right now. This movie is getting everything right, I cannot wait to see it.

  8. It will be interesting to see how they handle the character arc of Katniss in these sequels. Will they follow it and show Katniss being turned into a pawn and figurehead or will they change it to make her more palatable by being more proactive?

  9. Am I the only one who thinks almost every one of these people is too young for their character?

    The books don’t give ages for most of the victors.

    But if you just do the math on the idea of the quarter quell. They had to be between 12 and 18 when they won -
    Probably closer to 18 since not many younger kids can win. There’s only one winner per year. And you need 24 of them. But you can’t just choose the last 24 winners (which would give you people as
    old as 42), because you need one from each district, so you’d have people in their 30s, 40s, 50s.

    This looks like Mags and a bunch of people under 30. That wouldn’t happen.

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