In traditional Hollywood sequel time, it hasn’t really been all that long since the first Hunger Games showed up and established itself as the new teen box office champ. Still, the ensuing 20 months has been full of anticipation from fans, with every little detail becoming a newsworthy event. Well, the sequel, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens on November 22, and if you didn’t already feel inundated, you’re about to, including this training montage clip from the film.
In the sequel, based on the second book in Suzanne Collins’ massive selling young adult trilogy, the dastardly President Snow (Donald Sutherland) forces Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) back into the Hunger Games arena for another go round. Total dick move, but one that he hopes will quell the rebellion in the outlying districts of the nation of Panem. While this sounds like an overly elaborate way to get rid of a problem, Snow is playing a publicity game. To simply kill them outright, risks the popular figures becoming martyrs, so he has to figure out a sneakier way to go about his business.