Katniss Everdeen tells Gale Hawthorne she doesn’t think she can help free the oppressed citizens of Panem from the control of President Snow in the first clip from “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”
“You haven’t hurt people, Katniss. You’ve given them an opportunity. They just have to be brave enough to take it,” Gale (Liam Hemsworth) pleads in the video (above) that debuted on “The Tonight Show” on Tuesday. “People are looking to you, Katniss.”
“I don’t want anyone looking to me,” Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) shoots back. “I can’t help them.”
The second film based on Suzanne Collins’ best-selling YA novel series of the same name debuts in theaters on Nov. 22, and is expected to have a massive opening weekend at the box office — possibly even beating out “Iron Man 3” as this year’s biggest launch.
The “Hunger Games” sequel takes place as Katniss and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) embark on a victory tour through the 12 districts and prepare to go back to battle in the 75th annual Hunger Games competition, the Quarter Quell. With the events of the first film inspiring the people of Panem to revolt, President Snow (Donald Sutherland) is plotting Katniss’ death.
Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Woody Harrelson, Jena Malone, Sam Claflin, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Jeffrey Wright co-star in the Lionsgate release