As promised, today Entertainment Weekly offered a first look at The Hunger Games: Catching Fire!

UPDATE 4: See three of the below photos in super high-res!

UPDATE 3: One more photo, this time a behind-the-scenes look. Pictured are Liam Hemsworth (Gale), Francis Lawrence (director), and Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss):

Liam Hemsworth, Francis Lawrence, Jennifer Lawrence on the set of Catching Fire

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UPDATE 2: Three MORE photos! This time we have first looks at Prim, Katniss’ mother, President Snow, Haymitch, and our very first look at Plutarch (played by Philip Seymour Hoffman):

President Snow in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Prim and Mrs. Everdeen in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Plutarch and Haymitch in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

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UPDATE: Two more photos depicting Katniss, Peeta, and Gale have been released!

Katniss and Peeta in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Gale in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

New quotes from director Francis Lawrence and producer Nina Jacobsen were also shared today:

”Jen and Liam have amazing chemistry,” says director Francis Lawrence of his young stars. ”They have a nice moment right before Katniss is reaped that is the very first thing we shot. And then when Gale has been brought in from the whipping, that’s another really nice moment they have alone.” ”This the book where you have to understand the pull Katniss feels to both Peeta and Gale,” say producer Nina Jacobson.

First we saw the magazine’s cover featuring Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Finnick (Sam Claflin).

Then there was this tantalizing photo of Finnick coming up behind Katniss presumably in the Remake Center during the sugar cube scene:

Sam Claflin and Jennifer Lawrence in Catching Fire

How do you think Finnick looks with his arena gear and standing by Katniss?

The first look cover story, to be seen in this Friday’s new issue of EW, includes insight into director Francis Lawrence and Suzanne Collins’ three-day script meeting, Woody Harrelson adjusting to a new director, and our first interview with Claflin on the Finnick role. He describes filming the sugar cube scene as the “scariest moment of my life. I’m on Twitter and so many people have been like ‘Don’t mess this up, or we will kill you.’”

The article is not yet online, but when it is we’ll share it with you.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens November 22, 2013. This is our first look at characters in the highly anticipated sequel.

While this is our first official look, paparazzi photos taken in December depicted Finnick, Katniss, and Peeta in the same arena gear while shooting in Hawaii. See the impressively high-res Quarter Quell photos in our previous report.

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