With less than two months to go before the second “Hunger Games” installment hits theaters, another TV spot for “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” has been released.
While the new teaser features some scenes showcased in the original theatrical trailer, new clips of lead Katniss Everdeen’s (Jennifer Lawrence) love triangle with characters Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) and Gale Hathworne (Liam Hemsworth) is also a major element. “Katniss, we can’t go on acting for the cameras and ignoring each other in real life,” Hutcherson’s character says in the clip, referencing the fictional love story concocted by the pair as a survival technique in the saga's first film, “The Hunger Games.”
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The action-adventure drama, which follows Lawrence’s character as she prepares to represent her nation Panem in a post-apocalyptic fight to the death, also shows a romantic scene with Hemsworth’s character, Gale, her longtime friend turned love interest in the young-adult book series turned feature films. “Are you coming to the train station?” asks Katniss, to which Gale replies, “I think you have enough people saying goodbye without me there… A lot can happen in a few weeks.”
According to a report from E! News, the TV spot also features the film's new song “Atlas,” performed by Chris Martin’s group, Coldplay. The singer is just one of many famous artists to lend their voices to the film’s feature soundtrack, which also includes the singles “We Remain” by Christina Aguilera, “Who Are We” by Imagine Dragons, and “Mirror” by Ellie Goulding.
While the lead actors have yet to begin promoting the highly anticipated film, filmmakers revealed in a behind-the-scenes featurette earlier this month that the flick will incorporate IMAX technology during the battle sequences. “We decided to use the IMAX thematically for the arena,” said “Catching Fire” director Francis Lawrence. “IMAX is just such an immersive format, so to be able to open the world up in a much bigger way is really exciting to me,” he said.
“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” will be released in theaters on Nov. 22.