The 2013 MTV Movie Awards will be “Catching Fire” on April 14. Not literally, of course, but don’t be surprised if the “Hunger Games” fandom spontaneously combusts when star Liam Hemsworth takes the stage to present the first teaser trailer from the highly anticipated November 22 release.
And though you’ll have to wait until show night for the full bite, MTV is giving you an exclusive, 10-second preview of the 2 1/2 minute feast awaiting loyal fanatics. The clip in question shows District 12 tributes Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) in the midst of their Panem-wide Victory Tour, being ushered to the stage by enthusiastic mentor Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks).
“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” directed by Francis Lawrence, follows Katniss and Peeta as they’re once again thrust into the deadly arena to contend with 22 fellow tributes out for blood. But an even bigger uprising is mounting beyond the walls of the titular death match — one that could change their nation forever.
Following the trailer’s debut on MTV, the teaser will be available online at HungerGamesExplorer.com.
The dystopian drama is no stranger to the Movie Awards, having made a splashy debut at last year’s ceremony, reaping four Golden Popcorns: Best Male Performance, Best Female Performance, Best Fight and Best On-Screen Transformation.
The 2013 MTV Movie Awards, starring “Pitch Perfect” actress Rebel Wilson, will boast plenty more memorable moments where that came from, including Will Ferrell accepting the first-ever Comedic Genius Award, and Emma Watson receiving this year’s Trailblazer Award.
It all goes down on Sunday, April 14 at 9 p.m. ET.