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'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' trailer is revealed (+ video)

A trailer for 'Catching Fire' includes a glimpse of the new contestants in the second installment of 'The 'Hunger Games,' plus scenes of rebellion.

By Staff Writer / July 23, 2013

'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' stars Jennifer Lawrence (l.) and Josh Hutcherson (r.).

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A new trailer has arrived for the second film in the “Hunger Games” trilogy, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”

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'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

The second film shows the futuristic country of Panem in a state of unrest, as its citizens have been inspired by protagonist Katniss Everdeen’s show of rebellion against the government. Katniss and the other previous winner of the deadly Hunger Games, Peeta, are now being forced back into the arena along with other former champions.

The trailer begins with Katniss’s beloved little sister, Prim, telling her that “since the last Games, something’s different. I can see it. Hope.”

Scenes such as citizens burning the country’s flag and graffiti reading “The odds are never in our favor” (mocking the Games’ slogan of “May the odds be ever in your favor”) are shown.

President Snow (Donald Sutherland) is also seen threatening Katniss.

“You fought very hard in the Games, Miss Everdeen,” he tells her. “But they were games. Would you like be to be in a real war? Imagine thousands of your people dead. Your loved ones gone.”

The prelude to the new "Hunger Games" film includes presentations by host Caesar Flickerman (Stanley Tucci) and the new participants training.

“I think these games are going to be different,” Katniss and Peeta’s mentor, Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson), tells Peeta. 

Check out the full trailer.


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