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New ‘Catching Fire’ Pic: Shirtless Finnick gives Katniss a sugar cube

Following the awesome Catching Fire trailer shown at Comic-Con, Lionsgate has released a new still Monday morning featuring a shirtless Finnick played by Sam Claflin.The photo depicts Finnick handing a sugar cube – a memorable scene in the book by Suzanne Collins – over to Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence). “He offered me a sugar cube and asked to know all my secrets,” goes Katniss in the book.

Check out the sexy pic below:

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Along with the trailer we were also treated to a great set of posters depicting each Quarter Quell tribute. You can check those out here!

Catching Fire hits theaters November 22, 2013.

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Meet the Victors: ‘Catching Fire’ 75th Hunger Games Posters

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‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Comic-Con trailer released!

The second trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has debuted at San Diego Comic-Con this afternoon after being introduced by Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss) , Josh Hutcherson (Peter), and Liam Hemsworth (Gale).

It looks awesome! The visual special effects look like they’ve improved too. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be out in cinemas this November!

Lionsgate in Talks with Julianne Moore to Play President Coin in ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’

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Julianne Moore, known for her role as Sarah Palin in HBO’s Game Change, is in talks for the role of President Coin in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay. According to Deadline, Moore is likely to ink in a deal with Lionsgate soon.

Casting rumors concerning Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2 have been floating around the internet over the past few months, but this is the strongest and most reliable rumor yet. In addition, it’s the first time we’re hearing about a particular actress for the role of Coin.

President Coin is introduced in Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games trilogy in the third and final book, Mockingjay, when we learn that she was the president of the elusive District 13 and leads the rebellion against the Capitol. Katniss, played by Jennifer Lawrence, and Coin meet in District 13.

It is interesting to note that Moore starred opposite Woody Harrelson (Haymitch) in Game Change.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is set to be released November 21, 2014. Part 2 opens in theaters November 20, 2015. Both films will be directed by Francis Lawrence who also directed Catching Fire, due out in theatres November 22 of this year.

We learned recently that the second trailer for Catching Fire will debut at San Diego Comic-Con in July. Stars of the film will be there to present the new trailer in front of dedicate fans.

Lionsgate to Debut ‘The Hunger Game: Catching Fire’ Trailer at Comic Con

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Lionsgate and Fandango have just announced their plans for a panel at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, which will include an exclusive new trailer for Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire.

Here is the press release:

LOS ANGELES  June 26, 2013 – Lionsgate announced today that Fandango Chief Correspondent Dave Karger will moderate a panel on Saturday, July 20th at the San Diego Comic-Con, featuring talent and exclusive footage from two of the studio’s upcoming films THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE (opening November 22, 2013, the film stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth) and I, FRANKENSTEIN (opening January 24, 2014, the film stars Aaron Eckhart, Yvonne Strahovski and Bill Nighy).  Talent from both films will be in attendance for the panel during which the studio will debut an exclusive new trailer for THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE and never-before-seen footage from I, FRANKENSTEIN.

Starting today, moviegoers will have the chance to submit questions for panel participants through the films’ Facebook pages (www.facebook.com/thehungergamesmovie and www.facebook.com/ifrankensteinmovie) and Fandango’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/fandango) using the hashtags #CatchingFireComicCon and #IFrankensteinComicCon. Answers to select questions will be posted on those Facebook pages.

We can’t wait to see it! They don’t specify who will be at the Comic Con panel but we assume our three favorite District 12 stars will be there 😉 Return to Young Adult Book Reviewer to catch the trailer first!

‘Hunger Games’ Author Suzanne Collins Celebrates ‘Catching Fire’ Paperback With Video

To celebrate the release of the Catching Fire paperback, Scholastic has released a video from the author Suzanne Collins in which she talks her love of writing and reading. Check it out below!

‘Catching Fire’ Photo: Peeta and Effie Party at the Capitol

As we count down to Catching Fire, the film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games sequel, we will get to see glimpses of the characters in great photos – and here is a new one.

This photo appears to be during the games inauguration party in the Capitol at President Snow’s residence. Effie (Elizabeth Banks) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) may be watching Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Plutarch Heavensbee (Philip Seymour Hoffman) sharing a dance.

Yesterday we told you that Suzanne Collins has announced that she has plans to write a new YA series. We can only hope it will be as exciting as The Hunger Games trilogy!

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire debuts in theaters on November 22.

What do you think of the photo? I love Effie’s dress!

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Hunger Games ‘Catching Fire’ Movie Poster Revealed Via Instagram

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We told you last week that The Hunger Games Instagram account was preparing to reveal something special on May 14th. Well their surprise is here! Here is the newly debuted Hunger Games: Catching Fire movie poster. What do you think? It looks very much like a painting of a warrior. It certainly paints Katniss as a heroic war hero, and if you have read the books you will know that she is nothing if not a fighter.

If you look closely you can read the tagline in the upper middle of the poster: ““The sun persists in rising, so I make myself stand.” The line comes straight from the pages of Suzanne Collins’ book Catching Fire as the Instagram account teased yesterday when they posted this picture:

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What do you think of the movie poster? Are you excited to see Catching Fire when it hits theaters later this year on November 22nd?

‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Gale Hawthorne Portrait Revealed by Capital Couture

Today we’re being given a glimpse at our two leading men in the Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire. Earlier we saw Peeta Mellark and now fresh off Capital Couture we have Gale Hawthorne, played by Liam Hemsworth. Gale will have a bigger role in this sequel as the struggle for Katniss’ affection grows between Peeta and Gale. He will also be a bigger part of the drama and plotline. We can’t wait to see the film on November 22! Which poster do you prefer? Peeta or Gale’s? Check out the other posters, including a look at Katniss, right here!

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Lionsgate Calls Itself ‘No. 1 studio’ For Young Adults + ‘Catching Fire’ Box Office Prediction

Lionsgate’s recent earnings call has revealed some interesting things about what the studio expects from Catching Fire and how they see themselves in the industry.

Lionsgate believes that The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will pull in $400 million internationally, which is a big step up from The Hunger Games‘ $250 million international box office. They are basing this prediction off of what happened with the Twilight sequel, New Moon:

The former Summit chief also predicted “Catching Fire” will reach $400 million in foreign B.O., based partly on the performance of the second “Twilight,” which outgrossed the first in foreign markets by 50% (the first grossed $192 million overseas and the second took in $296 million). (Variety)

Lionsgate also called itself “the No. 1 studio in young adult franchises,” citing the success of recently acquired Summit/Twilight and of course The Hunger GamesEnder’s Game is also in the pipeline.

Somebody needs to do the math but I’m pretty sure Warner Brothers would still hold that title with Harry Potter alone, not to mention the various other ‘Young Adult’ franchises they’ve been a part of over the years.