A major part of “Catching Fire” is Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark’s (Josh Hutcherson) victory tour following their win at the end of “The Hunger Games.” The forthcoming sequel feels itself like a victory tour for the stars and filmmakers, and the folks responsible are eager to reciprocate that appreciation, starting with a teaser trailer that will premiere Sunday night during the MTV Movie Awards.
Before the big show, MTV has an exclusive GIF from the trailer — the unveiling of Katniss and Peeta as mentor Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks) presents the new winners to the world.
The GIF follows a 10-second sneak peek that debuted last week. What better way to pore over every last shot of the film’s stars?
Directed by Francis Lawrence (“Water for Elephants”), “Catching Fire” picks up where its predecessor left off, as Katniss and Peeta begin a new life as celebrities, even as a class war begins brewing between the districts. But when they are enlisted to compete again in the next season’s Hunger Games, the pair become unlikely icons in a broader and much more explosive conflict.
“Catching Fire” star Liam Hemsworth, who plays Gale Hawthorne, will introduce the hotly anticipated teaser trailer. Meanwhile, if you tune in to watch the entire ceremony, which starts Sunday at 9 p.m. ET, you may get a chance to see his co-stars accept awards for their nominations in a variety of categories. But they’ll only take the stage if you vote for them — and there’s still plenty of time! So make sure that their “Hunger Games” victory tour continues in our world before it starts in theirs.
Count down the days until the “Catching Fire” trailer premiere at The Hunger Games Explorer.