It appears that this fall's sequel, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has started its promotional campaign with quasi-propaganda posters from Panem's Capital, celebrating the victory of Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) in the 74th Annual Hunger Games.
Of course, this "Victory Tour" has nothing to do with the Jackson family and is certainly not genuine. As anyone who saw the film or read the books will tell you, the Capital is doing anything but celebrating the victory of this District 12 duo after they essentially outsmarted the pusillanimous police state, using the politics of the games to break the rules and ensure their collective survival when the rules called for only one winner. Now, touted as "star-crossed" lovers, the spin cycle is full effect to mitigate the damage done to the games itself and its purpose of scaring the population into obedience.
Despite the pomp and circumstance, vengeance is still surely in store for the concocted couple in the form of a 25 year tradition called "The Quarter Quell" which introduces a twist in that year's games. Consequently, the 75th annual Hunger Games will shamelessly redact winners of past games for an all-star edition...of death. As it so happens, Katniss and Peeta could find themselves right in the cross-hairs of the game's most elite killers. It looks like that whole "showmance" angle won't save them this time.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ignites at theaters (metaphorically, of course) on November 22. Check out the full posters below in all their white, shiny, sort of creepy glory.
[Source: Official Facebook Page]
[Source: HitFix Exclusive]