Meet Finnick, Johanna, Gloss, And More In These Catching Fire Set Photos!

Catching Fire set photos Atlanta Georgia Josh Hutcherson Sam Claflin Finnick Odair Jena Malone Mags Alan Ritchson

Look how happy Josh Hutcherson is to see you! The Hunger Games: Catching Fire kicked off filming in Atlanta, Georgia, this week—and judging from these photos, everyone has jumped right into character. We’re looking at freshly-dyed hair (or in one actor’s case, an awesome wig), spandex duds that I can only guess are swanky Capitol training outfits, and lots of excited grins all around.

Almost everyone is here. It looks like Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth are still catching up, though his scenes are obviously not part of the Capitol training sequence that seems to be going on here. Obviously you know who’s playing whom, but it’s been weeks and weeks since the first casting announcement, so let’s re-meet the cast and make our first costuming and plot guesses. Like Josh’s necklace above—could it be Peeta Mellark‘s tribute token? According to the Hunger Games fan wiki, Peeta brings with him a mockingjay medallion that’s a secret locket with photos of Gale, Katniss’ mom and Prim. This doesn’t quite match up, but the filmmakers have taken liberty with Katniss’ mockingjay pin before.

Catching Fire set photos Atlanta Georgia Josh Hutcherson Sam Claflin Finnick Odair Jena Malone Mags Alan Ritchson

Alan Ritchson is looking nice and buff as pretty boy victor Gloss. You’ll notice that a lot of the actors have assistants holding umbrellas over them, presumably to make sure they don’t get sunburned in the early-fall heat. I thought it was cute that Alan decided to carry his own umbrella for at least some of the time.

Catching Fire set photos Atlanta Georgia Josh Hutcherson Sam Claflin Finnick Odair Jena Malone Mags Alan Ritchson

And here’s Alan’s on-screen sister Stephanie Leigh Schlund! Most likely she won’t be mugging for the camera as Cashmere, but it’s cool to see the cast already feeling comfortable on-set.

Catching Fire set photos Atlanta Georgia Josh Hutcherson Sam Claflin Finnick Odair Jena Malone Mags Alan Ritchson

Jena Malone is probably appreciating her brief time in a fluffy robe, since she’ll be spending a lot of her on-screen time naked or pretty close to it. I’m no hair expert, so I can’t tell if her Johanna Mason hair is a wig, or if she cut it for the role.

Catching Fire set photos Atlanta Georgia Josh Hutcherson Sam Claflin Finnick Odair Jena Malone Mags Alan Ritchson

And here’s our Finnick Odair! As you can see, the dark-haired Sam Claflin has gone bronze, and I gotta say, it’s a pretty good look for him. You’ll also see that he’s sporting the same uniform as many of his co-stars: Spandex pants with gold stripes, and sneakers. Of course, no shirt for him because mmm.

Catching Fire set photos Atlanta Georgia Josh Hutcherson Sam Claflin Finnick Odair Jena Malone Mags Alan Ritchson

More Finnick, with a closer look at the training outfit!

Catching Fire set photos Atlanta Georgia Josh Hutcherson Sam Claflin Finnick Odair Jena Malone Mags Alan Ritchson

Could he be carrying Finnick’s trident?! …Most likely not, but a girl can dream.

Catching Fire set photos Atlanta Georgia Josh Hutcherson Sam Claflin Finnick Odair Jena Malone Mags Alan Ritchson

Yay, it’s Willow Shields back as Prim! Which means we’ll be seeing set pics from both the Capitol and District 12 in the coming weeks.

Catching Fire set photos Atlanta Georgia Josh Hutcherson Sam Claflin Finnick Odair Jena Malone Mags Alan Ritchson

Jeffrey Wright is boning up on the source material, reading Mockingjay when not filming his scenes as Beetee.

Catching Fire set photos Atlanta Georgia Josh Hutcherson Sam Claflin Finnick Odair Jena Malone Mags Alan Ritchson

And here’s Amanda Plummer as Beetee’s close ally Wiress. I’m excited to see these two play socially awkward and just a smidge crazy. (Also, it totally makes sense that Lionsgate cast two celebrated theater actors for this duo.)

Catching Fire set photos Atlanta Georgia Josh Hutcherson Sam Claflin Finnick Odair Jena Malone Mags Alan Ritchson

Whoa, Lynn Cohen is nearly unrecognizable as Mags! But I’m glad they gave her long hair; it kinda makes me think of older Rose from Titanic. (Except, you know, less of a smug bitch.)

Catching Fire set photos Atlanta Georgia Josh Hutcherson Sam Claflin Finnick Odair Jena Malone Mags Alan Ritchson

It looks like Meta Golding hasn’t yet been fitted for her scary Enobaria grill, those teeth filed to a sharp point and then capped in gold. But there’s time.

Catching Fire set photos Atlanta Georgia Josh Hutcherson Sam Claflin Finnick Odair Jena Malone Mags Alan Ritchson

Bruno Gunn is working on his Brutus persona by doing a “come at me, bro!” on the set. Yet again I’m worried for Josh Hutcherson having to go toe-to-toe with this giant. Except…

Catching Fire set photos Atlanta Georgia Josh Hutcherson Sam Claflin Finnick Odair Jena Malone Mags Alan Ritchson

Dayum, Peeta got ripped.

Photos: PacificCoastNews.com

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    • Maggie

      This article made my day. I don’t care that I’m an adult, I’m full-on fangirl excited for Catching Fire.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1041690054 Natalie Zutter

        Your comment made my day! So glad to see all the excitement about the movie.

    • Heather @ecotwin1

      Exciting to see them all on set! I’m still not sure about Sam as Finnick :( That is a foam roller he is carrying in that photo!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1041690054 Natalie Zutter

        Ack, you’re totally right. For some reason when I wrote this up I thought it was a cylinder case.

    • Cara

      It comes out on my birthday. Best birthday gift everrrr!

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