Well-worn copies of Suzanne Collins’ trilogy are on your nightstand, the date of the Hunger Games movie premier is circled on your calendar, and you’re ready to go. But wait, there’s another thing to cross off your “am I really ready for the Hunger Games movie” checklist: meet the stars. That’s right, the stars of the Hunger Games movie (premiering in Theaters March 23) are on tour now, and you can go see them up close and personal!
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It appears that The Hunger Games won’t be the only film in 2012 featuring Chris Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson running around in the woods of post-war America desperately trying to stay alive! According to BoxOfficeMojo.com the oft-delayed and oft-derided remake of the campy (both meanings of the word apply) 1984 film Red Dawn will finally be released to theaters on November 2, 2012.
Haymitch Abernathy is Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark’s only lifeline to the outside world while they’re in the deadly Hunger Games arena, but Haymitch is a dissipated, nihilistic drunk who can’t seem to enter a room without vomiting on it. How will Woody Harrelson bring this important character in the Hunger Games to life, and where did he get the idea to wear Haymitch’s hair long and Fabio-style?
Katniss Everdeen is a complicated character. Tough on the outside and emotionally numb, she manages to get through her day on by not letting anything get to her–positive or negative. But, being chosen for the Hunger Games takes Katniss to a whole new level of horror, brutality, pain, and objectification. Who is Katniss Everdeen, and does Jennifer Lawrence have the chops bring Suzanne Collins’ dystopian Artemis to life?
Peeta Mellark is the sad-eyed boy with the good soul who saved Katniss’s life once in District 12 and is ready to do it again and again in the Hunger Games. But how far will Katniss go in taking advantage of Peeta’s devotion to her? How far will Peeta be willing to go? How long will his gentle soul last in the brutal world of the Hunger Games?
The folks at Lionsgate have been controlling the images and intel that comes out of The Hunger Games movie set as if they really were officials from the Capitol of Panem, but even they have to recognize the fans are starving so they’ve begun tossing us a few visual crumbs to munch on. Now, in addition to the animated movie poster that was the first “image” to be released, we have some official still shots of the principles in costume, and here they all are!
Hutcherson spent three weeks in the gym to gain 15 pounds of muscle! He needed to bulk up his body because his character has spent his entire childhood hauling sacks of flour, and it’s a stark contrast from Josh’s look as Laser in 2010′s The Kids are Alright.
Ever since it was announced the Spider-Man movie franchise would get a complete reboot – after director Sam Raimi’s displeasure with the Spider-Man 4 script could not be appeased – the rumor mill has been churning out likely web-slinging replacements. According to Blue Sky Disney, Sony has halted the speculation by choosing Josh Hutcherson. Keep reading to find out more about the new Peter Parker and see tons of photos of Comicdom’s soon-to-be latest heartthrob!