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This week we're processing both the weekend performance of Thor: The Dark World and Marvel Studio's giant deal with Netflix to talk about the future of Marvel comics, and how in the coming years pretty much everything Disney makes will all be linked together.
There are makeup and nail polish lines and Subway sandwich tie-ins and an entire fake magazine dedicated to its fancy clothes. So of course The Hunger Games was going to wind up with a theme park, no matter how cringingly out-of-step with the book's messages that might actually be
Lionsgate and Summit knew that The Hunger Games: Catching Fire would be a huge hit-- that's why they shelled out more than twice the budget of the original film for the upcoming sequel. But will it have a hard time being as big as its predecessor?. Deadline got their hands on the earliest tracking numbers for Katniss's next adventure, and if all goes well, Catching Fire would easily break the record for the biggest-ever November opening
Tomorrow night, cities and small towns across America will be overrun by masked children in search of candy, and cocktail-seeking adults dressed as sexy (insert any noun in the English language here). But we've got a peek into what you're likely to see out and about tomorrow...
Where did all that money go? Well, like I said, a lot of it you can see on the screen-- director Francis Lawrence was able to shoot in both Georgia and Hawaii, while Hunger Games director Gary Ross was limited to just North Carolina, and he added five days to the production schedule. Another $10 million went to boosting the effects budget, which is why Katniss and Peeta's flaming Capitol outfits look so much better this time
It's taken until less than a month before the film opens, but we're finally getting a look at the inside of the arena for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and that one reveal has suddenly made the sequel look like the must-see it ought to be
The trailer actually give away what I assume is the entire movie. Then again, it’s basically just the original Hunger Games with, but with bad jokes. Then, at the end of the clip, Friedberg and Seltzer cram in more jokes to capitalize on such pop-culture touchstones as Tim Tebow, The Lord of the Rings, Angry Birds, Avatar and, of course, The Avengers.
If you haven't read The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, these shots from the set of the movie version probably don't make much sense to you-- how does an old mill fit into this futuristic world in which kids fight each other in an arena? Fans of the book aren't exactly going to look at that building and immediately know where it fits in, but it's not hard to guess that, at some point in the battle for the future of Panem, Katniss Everdeen and other freedom fighters wind up paying a visit to this dilapidated spot
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire doesn't open in theaters until November 22, but based on what we're seeing today, it might be the only movie anybody is talking about between now and then. The excitement is all over the place
How Rabe’s character will fit into the world of Panem will be detailed below, which will offer spoilers for Catching Fire and Mockingjay. So, if you haven’t read the books and don’t want anything spoiled, considered yourself warned...
In The Hunger Games and soon in Catching Fire, Donald Sutherland has created an indelible portrait of evil power as President Snow, the leader of a government so cruel that it keeps its people in check by sending children to fight to the death in the Hunger Games. But it's time for another person to take on a position of power and challenge Snow, so naturally that person is… Julianne Moore?
You may not recognize Ross unless you're a fan of the new 90210, on which he played Charlie Selby for nine episodes, or caught him as Kevin in Jeff Who Lives At Home, the kid whom Jason Segel's nutty character befriends thanks to what he believes is a sign from the universe. He's also Diana Ross's son, if you're into that kind of thing
Lionsgate, according to a release, revealed that Australian actress Stef Dawson has been selected to play Cresta in the two-part Mockingjay adaptation, which will be directed by Francis Lawrence. Cresta is the District 4 victor from the 70th Hunger Games.
Catching Fire wowed the crowds in Comic-Con's Hall H today, but one of the big highlights-- the brand-new trailer-- is available for us to watch online right now, via Yahoo!. A lot of the footage is familiar from earlier glimpses at the film, and Lionsgate is still sticking with their strategy of not marketing any scenes of fighting in the arena
With an highly anticipated Hall H panel planned for Saturday afternoon in San Diego Comic-Con, Lionsgate continues beating the drum for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Today, a series of character posters landed on the sequel’s Facebook page, starting with Katniss and Peeta.
Fans may be a bit disappointed by the limited scope of the trailer, which only shows us everything that happens up until Katniss and Peeta re-enter the arena (it's also up for debate whether the film is considering that reveal a spoiler, though given how much they're likely to promote the character of Finnick, I doubt it). But in this exceedingly well-cut and surprisingly emotional tease, I think there were 5 strong clues about what we can expect from the entirety of Catching Fire. Let's dig in
It's surprising how much emphasis in this goes to Donald Sutherland's President Snow, who's watching Katniss's victory tour and realizes that the glitz of the Capitol isn't able to overcome the simmering revolution that Katniss has accidentally started. The most shocking line in the trailer-- "Her species must be eradicated"-- doesn't appear in the book
What's kind of insane, though, is that in the 2 seconds she spends on screen, Jennifer Lawrence manages to tell us a whole lot about where we find her heroine Katniss at the beginning of the film. Fans of the book are well aware, of course, that Catching Fire finds Katniss and Peeta on their Victory Tour...
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire won't come to theaters until November 22, and sadly we have no idea if this series of portraits is leading up to a trailer premiere (my guess is we might have to wait until the MTV Movie Awards, on April 14, since you know those are common audiences
I'm not really sure how long they can keep up this pace of revealing two new "Capitol Couture" portraits every day, but us Hunger Games fans sure are enjoying it while it lasts. Capitol residents Effie Trinket, Caesar Flickerman and Cinna have shown off their finery, and Katniss has unveiled the wedding dress she wears to celebrate her fake wedding to Peeta
That Katniss Everdeen, always an iconoclast. While everyone else has been dutifully sitting in a chair for their official "Capitol Couture" portraits, when it came time for Katniss's turn, she chose to stand. Part of that's probably the necessity of the unbelievable dress she's wearing-- with that many ruffles and structural elements, there's pretty much no way she can move like a normal human. Check out Katniss's Couture portrait below
The heroine of the Hunger Games franchise, the inimitable Katniss Everdeen, is a girl who couldn't care less about makeup and jewels and clothes. She's forced to wear them, of course, in both The Hunger Games and especially Catching Fire, in which she and Peeta are sent on a victory tour to "celebrate" their wins in the Hunger Games
With two Emmy Awards under his belt for his writing contributions on the HBO miniseries Game Change, Danny Strong has taken on a number of feature projects, among which is the adaptation of the final Hunger Games book Mockingjay. Strong penned the screenplay for the first part of the planned two-part adaptation and he's now been approved to move forward on Part 2.
Every year the movie industry comes up with a way to brag that the previous year has been the best yet, and usually it's a sham. After all, the simple fact of inflation means that most years, you're going to make more in sheer dollars than you did the year before. 2012 was no different, with studios bragging about their highest-ever profits, but something special really did happen this year
This has been a big year for blockbuster films - a year that we've been waiting for a long time. Joss Whedon delivered his version of The Avengers ; Christopher Nolan completed his Dark Knight Trilogy with The Dark Knight Rises; Gary Ross kicked off the start of The Hunger Games franchise; Bill Condon ended Twilight; Peter Jackson went back to Middle-earth for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey...