Note: A spoiler for Catching Fire lies within this post. Proceed with caution if you haven’t seen the movie!
Since it is now known that deleted scenes will be included in the DVD/Blu-ray release of Catching Fire, fans have been wondering what those scenes that didn’t make the final cut of the film could be. By chance, we think we may have found a clue to one deleted scene. AMC Theatres has a nifty feature in their mobile app called RunPee, which basically tells viewers the best times to use the bathroom so as not to miss key moments in the film they’re watching. Upon glancing the RunPee page for Catching Fire, we found one scene described in a way that didn’t happen in the movie.
Finnick very subtly hints that he will give up someone’s secret if he dies – in order to get their full support while he’s in the game.
If you’ve seen the movie, you know that Finnick uses his interview time to reach out to Annie. What’s with the discrepancy? Now, it’s very common for those in the entertainment industry to view the film well in advance of the actual release date, to get all promotional opportunities ready before the movie is out. Could it be that the person who wrote the RunPee bits for Catching Fire saw a different cut than what was shown in theaters? It’s very possible for films to have a last minute change such as this, so could that have happened here?
Now, this is all just speculation, but just thought we’d point it out in case anyone was interested. What are you hoping to see in the deleted scenes for Catching Fire? Let us know in the comments below!read more
Catching Fire is still hot in theaters, but it’s never too early to get ready for the release of the movie on DVD/Blu-ray! Just like last year, it looks like certain retailers will have exclusive versions on hand, each with their own goodies for fans to enjoy. To help launch the Target exclusive, Alan Ritchson, who plays Gloss, shot this video to talk about what to expect!
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Francis Lawrence recently sat down with Collider to discuss a few points on Catching Fire. The video is down below, but here are a few of the major talking points:
-What was he most nervous about in making Catching Fire?
-Talks about inheriting the cast as he’s never directed a sequel.
-How long was the assembly cut?
-Are there a lot of deleted scenes and will they be on the Blu-ray? Says the scenes they cut out will be on the Blu-ray.
-Talks about his shooting schedule for Mockingjay Part 1 and 2. Reveals they’ve already shot 5 weeks on the film.
Check out the video below for the full interview!
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We all know what each district in Panem is responsible for in terms of helping the nation run smoothly, but how would The Capitol describe each district? MOVIECLIPS has posted a few dystopian ads, one for each district. Check out a few of them below!
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A new TV spot has just been released, celebrating the fact that Catching Fire is now the #1 movie in the world! This is great to see after so much waiting for this film to be released! How many times have you seen the movie, and how many more times do you plan on catching it in theaters? Let us know in the comments!read more
Were you a fan of the wardrobe featured in Catching Fire? The woman to thank for all the amazing costumes is Trish Summerville, who is extremely talented in bringing out the best designs for The Hunger Games. Now, you can dress in clothing designed by Summerville herself, as she teams up with NET-A-PORTER for the Capitol Couture Collection.
NET-A-PORTER celebrates the hotly anticipated release of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire with an exclusive capsule collection inspired by the movie. Created by the film’s multi award-winning costume designer Trish Summerville,CAPITOL COUTURE features laser-cut leather, streamlined silhouettes and dramatic eveningwear.
If you’d like to check out the full collection, be sure to head over to NET-A-PORTER. Would you purchase any of these? Let us know in the comments!read more
Note: Potential SPOILERS for the books and films are ahead. Proceed with caution!
Needless to say, Francis Lawrence appears to be a hit with fans of The Hunger Games, as Catching Fire is burning up at the box office! Looking forward to Mockingjay, fans who have read the book are probably wondering what the director will do with the next two films. Mockingjay is quite different from the first two installments in the franchise, and tackling an adaptation is a daunting task. WIRED recently sat with Lawrence, who gave us some insight on what to expect with the final two films.
“It’s a weird thing,” Lawrence told WIRED just before he flew out to Europe to continue location scouting for the final two films. “Somehow I didn’t feel nearly as much pressure starting Catching Fire as I do doing these Mockingjays… For me, [this] is the chapter that gives the entire series its meaning.”
There Will Be a Lot More Psychological Trauma
Couldn’t get enough of Katniss’ PTSD in Catching Fire? Thought those jabberjays that mimicked the screams of people’s loved ones weren’t damaging enough? You’re in luck. Mockingjay goes even deeper and darker into the level of mental trauma the Capitol tries to impose. Lawrence is keeping that in there – a lot of it. “To me Catching Fire is the beginning of it, where you start to see that damage and it only gets worse,” Lawrence said. “Obviously if you know Mockingjay, you know stuff is done to Peeta and so there’s a lot more exploration of that.”
The Book’s Epilogue Is Probably Staying In
Without completely spoiling the end of the story, let’s just say that the epilogue for Mockingjay takes us pretty far into the future. Last week when Catching Fire premiered, Lawrence told MTV that he might end Mockingjay – Part 2 with “a very small, minimal scene of Katniss hunting,” but he didn’t say when in the timeline that would take place. Chances are, it’ll probably be in the future, though Lawrence declined to elaborate on exactly when. “The ending of the book and the book itself is just really important to me,” he said. “I will just say that we’re making the book. But because we are splitting it into two there’s room for world growth. I don’t want to give anything away or anything, but we’re being very true to the book.” (Book fans may also take this as a sign that some other controversial character arcs may end similarly to those in Collins’ book as well. Tissues please.)
Don’t Anticipate IMAX — It’s Going All Digital
One of the cooler visual tricks in Catching Fire — for those who see it in IMAX – happens when Katniss first enters the arena. As she ascends into the 75th annual Hunger Games in her tube, the actual screen extends vertically into its full IMAX glory. Expect none of that in Mockingjay. “In fact, we’re actually shooting Mockingjay digitally,” Lawrence said. “We went from film to digital – mostly because it’s a very different kind of story and most of it takes place underground and in District 13.”
Julianne Moore Will Be Your New Overlord
Julianne Moore, who will play President Alma Coin, has already begun work on Mockingjay. “Julianne’s already been shooting,” Lawrence said. “She’s been great.” Moore, who is re-teaming with Josh Hutcherson (Peeta in the Hunger Games films and her son in The Kids Are Alright), plays the tough leader of the anti-Capitol rebellion who occasionally butts heads with Katniss.
“Suzanne…wanted to write a series of books for teenagers about the consequence of war and what that means,” Lawrence said. “When there’s violence it damages people, there’s loss, there’s real consequence. To really get that and to give the series its meaning I think you need to get to Mockingjay and tell that story.”
For more Mockingjay talk, be sure to head on over to WIRED! Are you excited to see what Francis Lawrence does with Mockingjay? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
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Seeing as water was a big part of the Catching Fire arena, the Tributes were dressed in wetsuits to help them brave the elements. Alan Ritchson, who plays District 1′s Gloss, recently spoke with E! Online to talk about his experience as an underwear model, and how that helped him prepare for acting while in the form fitting suits.
“For me, I’d walk out in a thong thinking, ‘I’m in costume,’” Ritchson—who, for the record, still looks like he could sell the pants off of a pair of boxer-briefs—joked to E! News at the film’s Los Angeles premiere about what it would’ve been like if that had been required.
“It’s like, ‘Hey, I’m ready for the death scene,’ and they’d be like, ‘Uh, we can see part of your crotch.’”
Sam Claflin, who plays Finnick, also chimed in on the wetsuits.
Sam Claflin, who wields the trident as Finnick in the Hunger Games sequel, said that they were initially asked to wear thongs to avoid VPL but they ultimately settled on cycling shorts.
“We walked out there in boxer-briefs,” Ritchson told us, “but they were like, ‘You can see everything underneath that. You need to put on this thong, dance-belt kind of thing.’”
It seems like the wetsuits gave the cast a lot to talk about and prepare for while on set! What did you think of the wetsuits in the movie? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
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We all know Victor’s Village as the place where Victors of The Hunger Games go to live the rest of their post-Games lives “peacefully.” With the release of the Catching Fire film, we’ve been given a glimpse at how extravagant the homes in Victor’s Village can be, but exactly how much would it cost to live in one of those mansions? Movato decided to look into it based on actual homes where District 12 would be and extensive movie research, and the results are pretty interesting!
Finding the exact size of the mansions in District 12’s Victor’s Village was no Hunger Games, but it was pretty tough, seeing as though the movie hasn’t exactly come out yet and they are being pretty careful not to let many photos leak of upcoming scenes.
The books are pretty sparse with details as well. From descriptions, readers gather there are 12 houses in the Victor’s Village, “each large enough to hold ten of the one [Katniss] was raised in,” and each with an office, multiple bedrooms, a living room, kitchen, and basement.
So with limited options, I decided to take this line of description and go with it. If the mansions are 10 times larger than Katniss’ old pile of bricks, I have something to work with.
These findings are just a sample of the work done to find out how much it would cost to live in Victor’s Village, leading to the ultimate conclusion that a mansion would cost $1,837,080. Be sure to head to Movato to see the additional research and the amazing infographic!read more