Gale Smolders At The Reaping In New Hunger Games Image
Another day, another image from The Hunger Games that doesn't show off much detail at all, or at least not much detail that tells us anything new. Lionsgate continues to market the film entirely based around the central love triangle, and today's new image of Liam Hemsworth in costume as Gale is apparently part of the scheme-- the image appears to be of Gale in the audience at The Reaping, the annual event in which two teenagers from the district are chosen to participate in the titular Games. This time around, it's Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) who are selected, leaving Gale as a bystander to watch Katniss, his best friend, sent off to what will probably be her death. Watch Hemsworth smolder in the image below.
Actually, there is one interesting thing going on in this photo-- the very blurry figure in the foreground appears to be a Peacekeeper, one of the government officials hired to effectively serve as the cops in this post-apocalyptic society. The Peacekeepers in District 12, where Peeta, Gale and Katniss all live, aren't all that brutal, but apparently have the same government-issued uniforms as all the other goons. I like this brief glimpse of what will hopefully be many, many creative costumes in the film. Though all the images so far have focused on Gale, Peeta and Katniss in their homey hunting clothes, the book is crammed with descriptions of glamorous dresses, wild hairdos and especially creative weapons. Those will be among the fun surprises to get a gander at when the movie finally opens on March 23 next year.
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