It’s among the most anticipated of sequels and today Celebuzz has unveiled the first photos from the set of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”, featuring two fan-favorite characters getting to work. Josh Hutcherson has demonstrably gone back to blonde to play Peeta Mellark, and we also finally have our first glimpse of what British actor Sam Claflin will bring to the role of Finnick Odair.
What can we glean from these photos? Well, not much, except that Claflin’s Finnick, like his ocean-loving book counterpart, may be spending much of his time shirtless. No sighting yet of Jennifer Lawrence, who unveiled her brunette Katniss locks in Toronto last week, or Liam Hemsworth as Gale (hair color: indeterminate). Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Lenny Kravitz and the rest are all returning, and will be joined by newbies including Jena Malone, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Jeffrey Wright.
Francis Lawrence took over directing duties on “Catching Fire” from Gary Ross, and it’s set for a November 23, 2013 release. See the first photos of Claflin and Hutcherson below and head over to Celebuzz for many more.