Catching Fire: Three New Portraits


Lionsgate is continuing its “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” promotional campaign with not just one Capitol Couture portrait, but THREE (yes, that’s right, three!) new portraits.

Previously, we saw Elizabeth Banks in Effie Trinket garb and Stanley Tucci sporting his magenta hair as Caesar Flickerman for the 75th Hunger Games. Now, we have portraits that were released on separate entertainment news websites: IGN, People and MSN Movies.

IGN was the lucky site to feature the exclusive portrait of Woody Harrelson returning as Haymitch Abernathy looking quite sober … and alert? Haymitch is dressed in the grays and blacks that are quite representative of his mining District 12. This time around, Katniss and Peeta will return to the Hunger Games arena as fellow mentors to tributes. Or will they? Will Haymitch be up to the task yet again of aiding young tributes to survive another game?


People was treated with the exclusive debut of Lenny Kravitz’s portrait of Cinna. At first glance, it is difficult to believe that Cinna is a citizen of the Capitol — if it wasn’t for the swipe of golden eyeliner. Once again assigned as stylist to Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen and Josh Hutcherson’s Peeta Mellark, Cinna accompanies the two as they embark on their Victory Tour of the Districts and prepares them for their appearances facing the families of the dead Tributes of the 74th Hunger Games.

With Cinna’s trained eye, he dresses them in almost wedding-like attire to continue the ruse of silly girl desperately in love with her fellow district tribute. It’s a deliberate attempt to appease President Snow’s constant vigilant eye on the Girl on Fire and her partner Peeta, who senses something is afoot but Katniss has kept at an arms’ length in an effort to protect him. But will the charade be enough to convince the untrusting President of Panem?


The portraits started with a lady, but this newest unveiling of portraits (on MSN) ends with the one and only Girl on Fire who sparked a rebellion without really trying: Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen. As her strong willed character refuses to give up, her portrait indicates that she is not going to sit by and let those she cares for be taken without a fight.

Unlike the others, Katniss has taken a stand next to her portrait chair. Could it possibly signify that the Girl on Fire has become the mockingjay pin Cinna smuggled into the arena for her in the last games and wants to stand for more than being a mere Victor of the 74th Hunger Games with her supposed love of her life Peeta Mellark?

In a flowing white gown, Katniss projects confidence and purity, but could her dress in fact be a wedding dress? If you haven’t read the book, grab it before the release in November and tell us what you think the significance of the white dress and rose in the portrait could possibly mean.


“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is set for domestic release on Nov. 22.

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