The cinematic version of TOBJOHR (The Only Book Jamie Oliver Has Read), Hunger Games: Catching Fire is coming out later this year. In the sequel we are set to catch up with the winners of The Hunger Games, Peeta Mellark and Katniss Everdeen, as they embark on a Victory Tour. But all is not what it seems... Needless to say, we're mega excited and today, a new poster AND new stills have landed which have only served to up the ante. So what do we know about the film so far? Here's what...
1) There'll be panem-demonium
Ah the not very lovely district of Panem, the kind of dystopian futureworld that would freak Dr Who out. A Facebook message on the Catching Fire site stated: “Citizens of Panem: Every quarter century, The Capitol honors the anniversary of its victory over the Districts with a special edition of the Games. This year—for the first time in history—your favorite victors will return as tributes. As usual, all residents are required by Capitol law to watch the Games. Insubordination will not be tolerated.” Cripes!
2) Could there be a Katniss wedding?
Entertainment Weekly posted the picture of Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in this Bjork-ian wedding dress (the swan is just off camera BTW). In the new film, Katniss and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) – the two winners of The Hunger Games – pretend to be engaged in order to stop President Snow (Donald Sutherland) from ending their lives. This isn't going to end well, is it?
3) Oh hell, it's the Quarter Quell
What Peeta and Katniss don’t release is that when they come back for their so-called 'Victory Tour', sneaky old President Snow has decided to stage a ‘Quarter Quell’, a sort of ‘Best Of The Hunger Games’ featuring the former champions competing to be the victor.
4) There'll be more crazy fashions
Stanley Tucci with a fright wig and fake tan! Jennifer Lawrence dressed like a seal! Josh Hutcherson trussed up like Lance Bass circa 2001! Oh how we love your crazy fashions, The Hunger Games fashion department. It’s been confirmed that Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks) will sports a bit of actual catwalk fashion and will be wearing this out there selection from Alexander McQueen’s spring/summer 2011 collection.
5) And a questionable salute
In this still, Peeta and Katniss are saluting to the assembled crowd. But is there more to their gestures than meets the eye? More than one commenter has said that the two are giving a covert message to the others in District 12. A bit of secret symbolism then or not? We shall soon find out...