Donald Sutherland's President Snow has come up with an ingenious plan to get rid of Katniss Everdeen.
Katniss Is Enemy No.1 In Hunger Games: Catching Fire
The first full trailer for the Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire has been released, debuting at the MTV Movie awards on Sunday (April 14, 2013). Recent Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence once again takes center stage as Katniss Everdeen, the winner of the brutal fight to the death who appears to have become a sign of hope for the rest of society.
The shadowy Capitol is less than pleased with the fanfare surrounding Katniss' return from the Hunger Games arena and want her removed. "She has become a beacon of hope for them, she has to be eliminated," says Donald Sutherland's President Snow, before Philip Seymour Hoffman's Plutarch Heavensbee adds, "I agree she should die, but in the right way, at the right time. Katniss Everdeen is a symbol, just her image. Show them she is one of us now, let them rally behind that."
The new trailer teases the decision by President Snow to introduce a new super games, dubbed the 'quarter quell' in which victors from the past 25 years must compete again in an ultra-nasty new arena until the last one is standing. It's sort of a champion of champions, and can only be one winner. "Because of her, they all pose a threat. Because of her, they all think they're invincible," notes Snow.
There has been some concern at Lionsgate's decision to rush out the follow-up to the original movie, a move that saw director Gary Ross walk away from the project last year, however, you can hardly blame the studio for seeking to hang onto the same audience that made The Hunger Games such a success. The decision to split the final movie Mockingjay into two parts is more of a concern.
Jennifer Lawrence is Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
On the set of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
The Victory Tour Poster from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire