Viewers of tonight’s World Series game on Fox were treated to the final Catching Fire trailer, and now it’s online for your viewing pleasure!
Lionsgate placed the trailer during Game 4 of the World Series pitting the Boston Red Sox versus the St. Louis Cardinals to reach an older audience who loves major sporting events. In the real world, the World Series is as exciting a competition as the Hunger Games tournaments.
Watch the final Catching Fire trailer in which we see several new scenes. Interestingly, the studio opted to share footage from the game itself – something they haven’t done to promote either Hunger Games movie (save for the first film’s simple teaser trailer). Footage from the games includes glimpses of the monkeys and Jabberjays:
The highly-anticipated Hunger Games sequel stars Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss), Josh Hutcherson (Peeta), Liam Hemsworth (Gale), Sam Claflin (Finnick), and Jena Malone (Johanna). It is directed by Francis Lawrence, who will also helm the two Mockingjay movies for their theatrical debuts in November 2014 and November 2015.
Visually speaking the film looks to be a major step up over The Hunger Games directed by Gary Ross. Those who see Catching Fire in IMAX will enjoy scenes filmed with an IMAX camera starting when Katniss enters the Hunger Games tournament. The screen will open up into a wider view just as Katniss says goodbye to Cinna. “That is such an incredible moment to choose to go into IMAX because she’s kind of seeing this new world,” said Jennifer Lawrence in a recent interview.
For more, check out a minute-long television commercial for Catching Fire as well as the last trailer which premiered at San Diego Comic-Con back in July.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens in theaters November 22. In many theaters, tickets will are available for screenings as early as 8 p.m. on November 21. Purchase your tickets now and receive a song from the film’s soundtrack immediately. If you’re a music fan, definitely check out the full line up of artists on the soundtrack.