The first trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire premiered during the MTV Movie Awards this evening.
Thanks to this age of digital marvels, you can view it online right now, without having to turn to television. And you also get two new official pictures out of the deal, too.
Oh hey, Katniss! What's up?
"Not much, just hanging around District 12 for a bit, seeing my beloved little sister Prim in a pair of new images from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. It's a nice little break before I have to once again fight for my life in front of the entire country and serve as the symbol for a nascent rebellion against the damn Capitol."
What we have here is a good news-bad news situation.
The good news: Our first look at real, polished footage from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is now available online.
The bad news: It's about ten seconds of the picture nestled in the middle of one of those obnoxious teasers for a teaser.
With its time-travel story allowing two generations of mutants to appear together in the same film, next year's X-Men: Days of Future Past has inspired a tremendous amount of anticipation, chatter, and hearsay well before a frame of film has been shot.
Today, though, we have an exclusive update from no less a source than James McAvoy, who reprises his role as the younger Professor Charles Xavier in the sequel, scheduled for nationwide release on July 18, 2014. The actor confirmed that he has read finally read the top-secret screenplay and promised that the film will provide fans with "something different, new, and unexpected."
Among the small roster of event movie directors using Twitter to pimp their next mega-movie, nobody is doing it better than Bryan Singer.
In addition to sharing many an image from the pre-production of X-Men: Days of Future Past, Singer regularly uses his account to share new casting information on the sequel, bypassing the usual announcements or trade news. His latest tweet combines these basic modes, backdoor-announcing several castmembers via a picture of the ensemble's headshots.
Lionsgate is still pumping out "victory portraits" showing off the many, many characters of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, set to hit theaters on November 22nd.
The latest batch we've rounded up for your edification here, dear Rogues, is concerned with the hunky men of Panem: Peeta Mellark, Gale Hawthorne, Peeta Mellark, and, of course, the ultimate teen heartthrob, President Snow.
Four new "victory portraits" from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire show off four major characters, putting Haymitch Abernathy, Cinna, and Beetee on a finely crafted chair.
Not Katniss Everdeen, though. As befits the heroine of this series and the Oscar-winning actress who plays her, Katniss Everdeen stands tall, indomitable even in an ostentatious dress.
The two biggest clotheshorses in Panem, Effie Trinket and Caesar Flickerman, are sitting still and looking almost contemplative in two new "victory portraits" promoting The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
It's not yet a done deal, but apparently Halle Berry is very nearly locked in to reprise the role of Storm in X-Men: Days of Future Past.
The Oscars are here!
That's right Rogues, Oscar fever just got terminal. The 85th Annual Academy Awards ceremony was held tonight at the Dolby Theatre in the Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles, California, with Seth MacFarlane bringing a self-referential sensibility to the hosting duties.
On a night of televised pomp and circumstance, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences – a 5,765 member-strong organization that is 94% white, 77% male, and 54% over 60 years-old – anointed the winners of the 2013 Academy Awards.