Based on the first trailer for Catching Fire, Lionsgate is following the same publicity roadmap they established with the first Hunger Games movie. The spot — which played during last night’s Movie Awards — focused almost exclusively on the early chapters of the book, with nary a single image of fancy jumpsuits and gorgeous tropical death arenas. But the trailer had plenty to chew on for fans, with a peek at a couple iconic scenes — and a couple decidedly-not-in-the-book scenes, too. Let’s dive in and take a look. (Note: I’ll avoid any major spoilers. But c’mon, kids, just read the book, it’s good for you.)
We begin with Peeta and Katniss on their Victory Tour, waving hello to the citizens of Panem. Peeta looks mildly disgusted, as usual. Katniss is rocking some dark this-time-it’s-personal sequel hair.
Meanwhile, in a stately room in the Capitol, franchise baddie President Snow watches Katniss and mulls the new state of affairs. “She has become a beacon of hope for them,” he says. “She’s not who they think she is. She just wants to save her skin.”