Lionsgate has done all of us a heavy and released a mostly fresh batch of The Hunger Games stills to ogle. While the countdown to March 23 continues, we’re pretty much champing at the bit to get out hands on it, so we’re excited about the “new” photos Lionsgate released this week, even if we’re pretty sure we’ve seen them all before. There are some photos that were previously exclusives with other magazines and sites, like the one of Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket with Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen in a scene that we know is going to make us bawl — when Katniss volunteers herself instead of Rue — as well as one of Lenny Kravitz, Woody Harrelson and Josh Hutcherson as Cinna, Haymitch and Peeta discussing strategy, and a behind-the-scenes shot of Jennifer in the forest. There are also stills of what we’ve seen in the trailer, such as the one of Amandla Stenberg as Rue, warrior Katniss holding a bow, and Katniss and Liam Hemsworth‘s Gale in the meadow and the one we included above, of Katniss being led to the arena. But yeah, so what if it’s all familiar territory? We don’t want the whole darn movie spoiled for us!
These Hunger Games stills make us soooo excited to see the movie, and soooo hungry for a delicious slice of sourdough bread. Which one do we want more? It’s soooo hard to tell. After Entertainment Weekly premiered Peeta and Gale on their cover last week, Lionsgate released hi-res versions of the images depicting our major players; Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss and Liam Hemsworth as Gale chat in the woods, while Josh Hutcherson as Peeta mournfully stands besides his family’s bakery. The photos might not reveal any major details, but they at least give a good sense of atmosphere and set design. Plus, there’s the emotional component: we’d be brooding too if we had to eat a loaf that was all burnt like that.
It’s been over two months since we swooned over Entertainment Weekly‘s big reveal of Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss, and now they’ve whipped out the big guns (literally) and given us a sneak peek of Liam Hemsworth as Gale and Josh Hutcherson as Peeta. EW sat down with The Hunger Games‘ handsome duo and got the deets on the first six weeks of filming. Most interestingly, the two actors whose characters battle for the heart of Katniss have become fast friends in real life – so fast that Hutcherson has already brought Hemsworth home to Kentucky to meet the fam! Precious!
What do you think, Hunger Games devotees?
Hunger Gamesstars Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth have been spotted on the set! We’re guessing by the blue dress that Jennifer’s wearing that they were shooting scenes from The Reaping. Liam was strolling around in a t-shirt, shorts and flip flops, so either he was in his street clothes or Gale is being modeled after a Dartmouth frat boy working on Nantucket for the summer. We’re excited just to see pics of these two, and we’re dying for a look at Josh Hutcherson as Peeta. Give us some blond hair and some bread hands, please! What do you think of the pics?