Catching Fire

With the summer film season now winding down you might’ve thought that the relative bombast of the blockbuster, with all their explosions, superheroes and Johnny Depp in magnificent-yet-strangely-racist hats will be banished from out screens for the foreseeable future.

If so, you didn’t count on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which looks set to take your money come the autumn season and supply methadone for those still chasing Twilight-esque heroin.

Yes, it’s back to Suzanne Collins’ big, swooning dramas in Panem as the newly Oscar-minted Jennifer Lawrence fights once more in a once-in-25-years variation of the original Hunger Games named the Quarter Quell.

Yet before then Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen is undergoing a tour of the country’s Districts with her survivor boyfriend Peeta, and according to Lawrence herself, they will be kissing a lot.

In possibly the strangest promotional pitch ever, the 24-year-old commented at Comic-Con that there will be a huge amount of slobber involved, with her co-star Josh Hutcherson saying it will be hot, if you’re into snot.

Strange kissing aside, here’s the trailer for Catching Fire, which will be out on November 22nd –if you’re a fan, you’ll no doubt be impressed, and others might board the Panem train as well.

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This article was first posted on July 22, 2013