New Official Stills Released for “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire excitement for today just keeps getting better and better! Entertainment Weekly has released five more stills from the highly anticipated sequel in the Hunger Games franchise. Earlier this morning, an exclusive EW cover and a still were also released.

These five (5) new stills give fans a look at Katniss and Peeta on the Victory Tour, Gale being detained by Peacekeepers, our first look at Philip Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch Heavensbee, a sneak peek at President Snow, and a look at Katniss’ mother and a more mature Prim! Take a look at all of the photos in the gallery below! What do you think of these new stills? Does this make you more excited for the movie?

Also, here are some exclusive quotes from the interviews that Entertainment Weekly conducted:

”These are kids growing up in war who physically, emotionally can’t love somebody,” says Jennifer Lawrence about the uncomfortable triangle between District 12′s battle-weary Katniss, Peeta, and her childhood friend Gale that began in The Hunger Games. ”Katniss thinks she can’t have a crush on a boy because she’s worried about survival every single day. And she can’t be a normal 16-year-old meeting her friend out in the woods and practicing kissing because that’s not the world that they live in.”

”Jen and Liam have amazing chemistry,” says director Francis Lawrence of his young stars. ”They have a nice moment right before Katniss is reaped that is the very first thing we shot. And then when Gale has been brought in from the whipping, that’s another really nice moment they have alone.” ”This is the book where you have to understand the pull Katniss feels to both Peeta and Gale,” say producer Nina Jacobson.

”Pressure, pressure, the pressure is on,” says good-natured Sam Claflin about stepping into the net of District 4′s charismatic golden boy. ”I’m on Twitter and so many people are like, ‘Don’t mess this up, or we will kill you.’ People are just worried that I’m not going to be as sex god enough as Finnick should be. I’ve literally had four months of eating nothing but chicken and asparagus. I just want a burger and a beer.”

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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