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The Hunger Games lit a spark, but its sequel Catching Fire is what will set the world ablaze. Performing better than any sequel in recent memory, Catching Fire gives audiences exactly what they want: bigger, better, and more. Director Francis Lawrence isn’t looking to reinvent the wheel with this movie, but it’s obvious special attention was paid to resolve the gripes made about The Hunger Games. The cast, Jennifer Lawrence in particular, all give exceptionally strong performances, clearly having grown more comfortable in their roles. Sequels are meant to satisfy our burning need for more of what we loved the first time around, and sometimes setup forthcoming sequels; Catching Fire does this all,  and then some. (more…)

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The second in the series, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is almost upon us.  With less than four weeks before we can head to the theaters to see it for ourselves, it looks like the powers-that-be are dropping yet one more piece of marketing spam our way.  This time, another minute-plus of footage via the latest trailer.  The one good thing about this is that they finally show some of what the new “games” are about.  Check it out below: (more…)

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Today, we here at the great and powerful Nerd Bastards bring another treat for fans of The Hunger Games. The next installment in the series, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be hitting theaters in a matter of months and now we have another look at what to expect from the upcoming flick. A new international trailer has hit and you can check it out below:

Well, it looks a lot like what we’ve already seen thus far, but it’s still shaping up to be a good choice for the fall season. You can check out The Hunger Games: Catching Fire when it hits the big screen on November 22nd.

 

Thanks to /Film for the heads-up.

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[Editor’s Note: Whew! And just like that, once the Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures panel concluded it’s on to Lionsgate! They’re bringing I, Frankenstein and the next installment of The Hunger Games, Catching Fire. Let’s get to Manny’s live commentary!]

[UPDATE: This panel has now concluded. Thanks for following the live blog! Hit the jump for original live commentary. Then, stick with Nerd Bastards for more SDCC coverage, including more Hall H live blogs of both the FOX and Marvel Studios panel.]

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Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

ABOVE: Jessica Nigri is a Deadpool you wouldn’t want to mess with…. or maybe you would. I just really want those boots!

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Yes, I know, it’s ludicrous we live in a world where a teaser trailer is released for a teaser trailer, but here we are. And if you’re looking for the very first snippet of footage from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, here ya go. And when I say snippet, I sure as hell mean snippet. More time is spent in this teaser hyping the MTV Movie Awards – where the full teaser will debut – than Catching Fire.

See? Ridiculous. I don’t even know why I felt like sharing it. Guess it’s because I’m super, freakin’ excited for Catching Fire and will take whatever sneak peeks I can get. Yes, I’m totally playing into their game.

Source: MTV

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As a nice tie-in with the opening events of The Hunger Games‘ sequel, Catching Fire, which feature the winners of the 74th Hunger Games parading through the districts on a victory tour, Lionsgate have released these victory portraits of Elizabeth Banks’ Effie Trinket, Stanley Tucci’s Caesar Flickerman, Woody Harrelson‘s Haymitch Abernathy, Lenny Kravitz’s Cinna, and of course, Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss.

UPDATE! The Hob has unveiled the portrait of Beetee (Jeffrey Wright).

UPDATE #2! Moviefone shared the portrait of Johanna (Jena Malone).

UPDATE #3! ET Online has finally released two of the most eagerly awaited portraits, Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and Gale (Liam Hemsworth).

UPDATE #4! Ladies and gentlemen, the latest portrait has been released via MTV and it’s sure to have fans everywhere swooning, Finnick Odair (Sam Claflin).

UPDATE #5! Another portrait hits the web via Yahoo! Movies, this one of President Snow (Donald Sutherland),

I think they’re stunning, what do you think? And is that Katniss’ Mockingjay dress or another?

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark.   Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts.  Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) – a competition that could change Panem forever.

Directed by Francis Lawrence and also starring Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones, Jena Malone, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amanda Plummer, Lynn Cohen, Patrick St. Esprit, Meta Golding, Bruno Gunn, Alan Ritchson, E. Roger Mitchell, Maria Howell, Stephanie Leigh Schlund, and Sam Claflin.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens November 22nd, 2013.

We’ll update as more portraits are released!

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As we wait for the piece of casting news we all really want, the identity of the actor who will bring Finnick Odair to life in The Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire, Lionsgate gives us another minor bit of casting news, but one that should catch the attention of the nerdy amongst us.

Actor Alan Ritchson has been cast as Gloss, a career tribute from District 1 and former victor who’s recruited for the all-star, 75th edition of the Hunger Games, which are central to the plot of Catching Fire. If you recognize Ritchson then you might be a fan of Smallville. Ritchson appeared regularly as the young Arthur Curry/Aquaman, one of Clark Kent’s first superhero allies.

Here’s the press release from Lionsgate:

Santa Monica, CA, August 9, 2012- Lionsgate® and the filmmakers of THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE are pleased to announce that Alan Ritchson has been cast in the role of Gloss in the much anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ worldwide smash hit novel Catching Fire. A former Career tribute from District , Gloss and his sister Cashmere are both competing in the Quarter Quell.

Ritchson most recently starred in the CBS comedy pilot SUPER FUN NIGHT with Rebel Wilson, and BLUE MOUNTAIN STATE, which aired on Spike TV for three seasons.

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) – a competition that could change Panem forever.

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE will be directed by Francis Lawrence, and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the second in a trilogy that has sold more than 50 million books in print and digital in the U.S. alone.

Ritchson will join returning cast members Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci, Lenny Kravitz, and Donald Sutherland, along with fellow newcomers Jena Malone, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amanda Plummer, Lynn Cohen, Meta Golding, Patrick St. Esprit and Toby Jones, when Catching Fire starts shooting later this fall.

How about it, Bastards? Catching a fever for Catching Fire yet?

These Catching Fire casting announcements are popping up every day now, aren’t they? Obviously with filming beginning soon they need to have their cast in place, and today we’ve got a another face to add to this odd Facebook cast book thingie. Really, it’s weird, click the link to see what I’m talking about.

What is this? Pokemon collecting?

Anyway, the newest cast member added to The Hunger Games‘ sequel will be Meta Golding as Enobaria, a returning champion from District 2 who’s well known for the particularly brutal way she won her games.

I’m not really familiar with Golding’s work so I really have no clue how shell fit in the role. Guess it’s a wait and see kind of thing. What do you think of her being cast as Enobaria?

Press release:

Santa Monica, CA, August 7, 2012- Lionsgate® and the filmmakers of THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE are pleased to announce that Meta Golding has been cast in the role of Enobaria in the much anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ worldwide smash hit novel Catching Fire. A former career tribute from District 2, Enobaria is known for the particularly brutal, disturbing way in which she came to win The Hunger Games.
 
Golding is known to television audiences from series regular and guest starring roles on “CSI,” “Criminal Minds,” “House,” and “Cold Case” and will also be seen in the upcoming independent film The Chicago 8. 
 
THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark.   Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts.  Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) – a competition that could change Panem forever.
THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE will be directed by Francis Lawrence, and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the second in a trilogy that has sold more than 50 million books in print and digital in the U.S. alone.
 
Lionsgate will release THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE on November 22, 2013.