Tributes around the world tonight got yet another sneak peek at “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” hitting theaters all over Panem (and the rest of the world) on November 22.
As part of today’s “Global Fan Day” building hype for the movie, Facebook exclusively revealed the first clip from the new film.
As District 12 victors and will they/won’t they duo Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) embark on their post-Hunger Games victory tour through the 12 districts and Capitol, accompanied by their boozy mentor Haymitch (Woody Harrelson), it quickly becomes clear that there are darker schemes afoot than a simple grip-and-grab with the admiring crowds. President Snow (Donald Sutherland) recognizes Katniss as a potential inspiration to the downtrodden citizens of Panem — one that could spark a revolution hot enough to melt Snow’s hold on the populace.
After a visit from the icy leader, Katniss tearfully confronts Haymitch for help, Peeta at her side.
Haymitch, who knows what’s up having spent his own time as a celebrated Games champion, drops a cold, hard truth bomb on her.
“This trip doesn’t end when you get back home,” he says after she asks for guidance on the trip. “You never get off this train. You’re a mentor now. You two are mentors now. From now on, your job is to be a distraction so people forget what their real problems are.”
Yikes. If nothing else, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” will certainly prove to be a distraction when it hits theaters on November 22.