A swath of new information regarding the upcoming The Hunger Games sequel, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, has arrived in the last 24 hours or so beginning with the news Coldplay has a new song for the film titled "Atlas" and the single drops on August 26. To go along with the announcement, the band released the following image previewing the lyrics to the song:
Next, the cast and crew revealed some changes from the book to the movie to EW, perhaps so as to give fans a heads up so they won't complain once the film is released.
The first is director Francis Lawrence speaking of Josh Hutcherson's Peeta saying they "manned him up a little." He adds, "And by the way it didn't take a lot, just little choices to make here and there. The story doesn't really change, his relationship with Katniss doesn't change, he's just a different kind of character."
Secondly there will apparently be a new way of introducing District 13's existence rather than via District 8 escapees, Bonnie and Twill, and third, the Darius character who intervenes during the whipping of Gale (Liam Hemsworth) has been removed, but there are no further details on what the changes may be.
And finally, a new international trailer has premiered, which you can view directly below.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire hits theaters on November 22.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be directed by Francis Lawrence, and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the second in a trilogy that has over 50 million copies in print in the U.S. alone.