It’s what all Hunger Games fans have been waiting for… the first full length trailer for sequel Catching Fire. And the tense, fast-paced video doesn’t disappoint.
Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth star in the two minute 20 second trailer, which sees Katniss and Peeta embark on their victory tour.
The duo may have played the Gamesmakers and walked away from the 74th Hunger Games alive, but they are still far from safe. As they travel around the twelve districts of Panem, the victorious couple begin to spark a revolution as the masses riot against the forces of the Capitol. Even their once tranquil native District Twelve is now policed by a band of violent Peacekeepers.
As Panem’s districts tumble into anarchy, Katniss is torn between taking her family away into the forest and joining the growing opposition who have been inspired by her actions inside the arena. Meanwhile, her every move is being watched by President Snow as he plots her demise, with the help of the new Head Gamesmaker Plutarch Heavensbee (played by Oscar nominee Philip Seymour Hoffman.)
The Hunger Games trilogy is set in a post-apocalyptic world called Panem where everyone is sectioned into twelve districts ruled over by the all powerful Capitol. The first Hunger Games film, based on the opening book in Suzanne Collins’s sensational trilogy, saw Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark drafted in to take part in the annual Hunger Games, a compulsory event organised by the Capitol in which 24 teenagers fight to the death on live TV.
Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Sam Claflin and Willow Shields also star in the sequel, which is directed by Francis Lawrence.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be in UK cinemas on 22 November