The Hunger Games was one of the biggest films of last year, but the wait for the much-anticipated sequel has been long and arduous for the millions of fans of the franchise.
Its November 2013 release date may still seem a long way off, but for those dutifully crossing off the days on their calendars, today there is a small treat in store...
Effie Trinket and Caesar Flickerman – played by Elizabeth Banks and Stanley Tucci – appear in new character posters for the follow-up, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The ever-changing fashion trends of the wealthy Capitol are appropriately reflected in their extravagant outfits, with both characters sporting perfectly-coiffed hair dyed a garish shade of pink.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will pick up the story of Katniss Everdeen (played by Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence) as she and her fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mallark (Josh Hutcherson) embark upon a victory tour following their triumph in the annual Hunger Games. But the announcement of the upcoming Quarter Quell – the 75th edition of the barbaric competition – bears a deadly surprise for the pair as their lives are thrown into turmoil by the Capitol once again.