It’s Actually Being Made
Obvious, sure, but remember when a sequel wasn’t a foregone conclusion? When Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer said the first installment had to hit $100 million domestically in order to justify sequels (which it did handily)? We’re lucky to have at least two — if not three — more films on the horizon. Just think how “John Carter” fans feel right now …
Either Director Will Excel
Speaking of a challenge, if the rumored director shortlist of Lawrence (“Water for Elephants”) and Miller (“Moneyball”) is accurate, the series will be in safe and sound hands. My colleague, Kevin P. Sullivan, already examined the candidates’ respective CVs in length, but suffice it to say, both directors will bring their respective strengths to the Games.
Fresh Faces Will Abound
Once a director is in place, casting can begin in earnest for the bevy of new characters in “Catching Fire.” Whether you’re dying to drool over dreamy District 4 tribute Finnick Odair or can’t wait to see who struts as Johanna Mason, there will be a whole new slew of casting announcements to await. And, of course, we’ll be speculating endlessly until the reaping is complete.
We’ll Enter a Whole New Arena
In addition to the tribute parade, fans will devour an entirely new Games thanks to the jungle-like setting of the Quarter Quell. Remember how cool it was to see the arena for the first time in “The Hunger Games”? Well, prepare for that feeling again! Beyond that, it will be intriguing to see how a new director handles the aesthetics of Katniss’ dystopian world. Let “Catching Fire” blaze!
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And go here to look at MTV’s breakdown of the two directors being considered for ‘Catching Fire‘!
So tell us, why are you excited for ‘Catching Fire’?