‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Set Photos: Katniss Is in Deep Trouble

Published 2 years ago by , Updated February 16th, 2014 at 9:23 am,

katniss The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Set Photos: Katniss Is in Deep Trouble

Everyone was expecting the film adaptation of The Hunger Games – based on Suzanne Collins’ best-selling young adult novel – to draw large crowds to theaters, but few expected the film to make $687 million worldwide.

Of course, now all eyes are on its upcoming sequel, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which is currently shooting. The film will follow Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) as they return home as victors, only to find themselves once again swept up in Panem’s annual fight to the death.

Courtesy of Splash News, we have a video slideshow with photos straight from the set of Catching Fire in Hawaii. They feature Lawrence, Hutcherson, Lynn Cohen (as Mags), and Sam Claflin (as Finnick) clad in wetsuits. The scene being filmed looks to be the moment when the tributes are launched onto the Quarter Quell arena and Katniss’s subsequent retrieval of her prized bow and arrow.

Check it out below:

You can also check out the images at Comic Book Movie (courtesy of Katniss-Peeta.com and Just Jared).

We recently received confirmation that director Francis Lawrence is filming the arena scenes of Catching Fire in IMAX, and these photos mark our first real look at that section of the film. While it’s difficult to discern if Lawrence’s take will capture the majesty and scope of the new and improved arena itself, it does offer a glimpse at the new costumes the tributes will wear.

The new outfits – while certainly not as flashy as one of Katniss’s Capitol dresses – fits nicely alongside the ensemble she wore in the first film. The idea here, of course, is for the tributes’ clothing to reflect the nature of the arena itself and to serve as a demonstration of practicality over fashion. In this instance, it appears that the film is on the right track.

However, it’s far too early to tell whether Lawrence can build upon the aesthetic that director Gary Ross established in the first film and satisfy the many fans of the book series.

Do the set photos look like a strong translation of Collins’ text, Screen Rant readers? Or do you think Catching Fire will fail to live up to the hype created by the record-breaking original film? Let us know in the comments.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire hits theaters on November 22nd, 2013. Its sequels – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 – will be released on November 21st, 2014 and November 20th, 2015, respectively.

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Source: Splash News [via Coming Soon], Katniss-Peeta.com, & Just Jared [via Comic Book Movie]

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  1. Man looks awesome! Seeing the book come to life already. Was curious what they’d make the island look like! Love Jennifer Lawrence this movie is gonna be awesome. First one was great. A great film adaption.

    • Not a great adaptation peeta still has a leg and the gene splitting for the mutants was non existent.

      • Well I enjoyed It. Thought it was pretty faithful to the material. The peeta leg did in fact bother me leaving the theater but the mutants I thought were pretty cool in te film.

        • I by no means was attempting to say its a bad movie, I enjoyed it also. the gene splitting didn’t bug ne just the leg since its so crucial in film 2

          • True point trey true point bout the leg.

            • The leg thing was cut entirely so that they dont have to spend money on Peetas “fake” leg for the series and the mutts did deserve a tiny explanation but I can live with these they aren’t so important to me. It was still one of the best adaptations ever. Gary Ross did a fantastic job!

              P.s. loving the pics, theres alot of detail in them, there is one of peeta with a burned blackened suit (the forcefield scene) the trident looks bad ass and katniss eating fish is great lol.

              • I feel like they could have just said at the end of the movie “BTW, I have a roboleg!” and then never have mentioned it again.

  2. Sound always like “Catnip” to me ! My cat would like that !

  3. That video clip makes me want to swallow a bullet.

    What a smarmy, vapid waste of 50 seconds.

  4. always trolls like KEN around…. Katniss is 1 hotty, Holy S**T is she smokin

    • Jennifer Lawrence is hot. I was talking about the announcer and what that program chose to focus on.

    • Jennifer Lawrence is hot. I was talking about the announcer and what that program chose to focus on.

      You couldn’t figure that out on your own?

  5. What happened to katniss love interest he hasn’t been shown?????

  6. you know, i just wanna know what the part where they killed cinna is like,or if they put it in there.Oh….SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!! SORRY!!!

  7. Great movie, better than the first. FYI, I was able to watch The Hunger Games: Catching Fire for free at moviesatyou.com

  8. Great movie, better than the first. FYI, I was able to watch The Hunger Games: Catching Fire for free at moviesatyou dot com