Update: We’ve added the poster of Stanley Tucci as Caesar Flickerman as well.
With only eight months until the release of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Lionsgate is beginning their viral marketing campaign with posh character portraits. New director Francis Lawrence has a lot to live up to if he wants to contend with the popularity of the first Hunger Games movie. A good way to get into the good graces of Hunger Games fans is to show off how decadent and extravagant the Capitol can be. Check out the first character portrait below:
Found on Capitol Couture, Panem’s faux-magazine, Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks) is the featured model in the first of what will be many character portraits. Capitol Couture will be releasing more first looks at the other characters of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Effie Trinet appears to be more glamorous and over-the-top than how she appeared in the original Hunger Games movie.
Sometimes people forget that The Hunger Games is just as much about appearances and propaganda as it is about teenagers killing each other in gladiator-style arenas for entertainment and sport. You’ve got to hand it to the costume and production design of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire; they’re doing a great job trying to top the amazing visuals from the first film.
A few weeks ago, Lionsgate released new IMAX posters for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire featuring Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson). The new posters serve as announcements for the Victory Tour that the two of them will go on through the other Districts of Panem after winning the 74th Hunger Games. The pair return to the Capitol to participate in the Third Quarter Quell, or the 75th Hunger Games, an event that involves the winners of the past 25 Hunger Games competitions.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will open in theaters everywhere on November 22nd, in IMAX.