The first official teaser trailer for “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” debuted Sunday night during the 2013 MTV Movie Awards, and features Katniss Everdeen (recent Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) being presented as the 74th Hunger Games victors, while violence, poverty and oppression still wrack the districts. A particular delight is the introduction of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s character, head gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee, who schemes malevolently with Donald Sutherland’s President Snow to eliminate Katniss.
No glimpse yet of the next arena. The two-and-a-half minute teaser was introduced by star Liam Hemsworth.
“Catching Fire,” directed by Francis Lawrence, is slated for a November 2013 release.