Fans Begin To Prepare For The Release of The Hunger Games Sequel ‘Catching Fire’
By: Alexis Kuskevics
In 2012, the world was introduced to the newest science fiction franchise following the Twilight and Harry Potter saga – The Hunger Games. Opening to an impressive 152 million dollars in its first weekend, the film gained thousands of new fans desperate to discover District 12 tributes Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark’s fate in the annual event that traps children in an arena until there is one survivor.
The movie also received recognition for its star, Jennifer Lawrence, who was only twenty-one during the time of its release. She is currently one of the most known celebrities in Hollywood and even earned an Academy Award for her role in Silver Linings Playbook in just one year since The Hunger Games premiered.
The new installment, Catching Fire, follows the events of the previous film, with Katniss and Peeta being forced to return to the arena after a rebellion against the Capitol has begun. With only a couple weeks left till the sequel opens in theatres, fans are beginning to prepare for the movie adaptation of Suzanne Collins second novel. They have already created t-shirts, posters, wristbands and more Hunger Games related merchandise for the premiere at their local theatre. Some fans are even re-reading the book before the release date of the movie. It is likely these fans are of the same caliber – or even more – of the Twilight audience.
“It’s weird dealing with this being as big as it is,” Jennifer Lawrence said in an interview for Varity magazine. “I’ver never been on another film where we actually talk about the fan base. It’s sort of like this Big Brother looking over us.”
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire hits theatres on November 22nd.