Plus: The just-released theatrical trailer reveals exciting images of the new arena, and Katniss's flaming-hot fashions
Following an appearance by the cast, including stars Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson, at Comic-Con Saturday, the official theatrical trailer for the film lit up the web this weekend. (Watch below.)
And it’s sure to get your heart pounding with excitement. Not only do we finally get a look at the new wet and wild arena for the 75th annual Hunger Games, you can also see the fierce new tributes at the training center and Katniss (a.k.a. the “Girl on Fire”) showing off her thrilling pyrotechnic fashion. Nice work, Cinna!
The stars of the movie, which will hit theaters in November, told reporters Saturday they had as much fun filming Catching Fire as fans are sure to have watching it.
“We had a few great parties in Hawaii,” Hutcherson said on the red carpet at the Catching Fire event at Comic Con. “We were filming some stuff down there … and I had a house there. It was right on the beach, and we got to have all the cast come over and we just had giant swimming pool, barbecue parties and that was a lot of fun. It was a hard shoot. We were shooting long days and it was very physical, so we definitely needed to let loose and have a good time and we did that for sure.”
Lawrence agreed and shared her favorite party memory of costar Woody Harrelson, who plays Katniss and Peeta’s mentor Haymitch.
“Yeah, we had some good parties. They were so weird,” Lawrence said. “Woody Harrelson in a cropped top was my favorite. He got really hot and wanted to borrow a shirt of mine because he wore a thermal and the only thing he could fit in was a baggy crop top. And the best part is nobody mentioned it! The whole party, like nobody said anything. They’re just like, ‘Yeah, Woody’s in a crop top.’ That was great.”
• Reporting by Melody Chiu