With 338 days until next Halloween — which is itself about a month before the release of Catching Fire – you now have the inspiration for your 2013 costume! I know that everyone was Katniss Everdeen this year and last year, but now we get to see Katniss 2.0, thanks to these great set photos that cropped up yesterday.
As many fan sites guessed, the cast kicked off filming in Hawaii over the weekend—this is where they’ll be for the majority of the shoot, since the Arena for the 75th Hunger Games is water-based. As you can see, Jennifer Lawrence got a whole new costume. We’ve seen glimpses of it before, but these are the first full-body shots of her amphibious suit that will allow Katniss to swim through water, race through the woods, and kick some ass. The kneepads are a nice touch.
Here’s Jen preparing to dive off the pedestal—remember, Katniss has to wait a full minute or else she’ll get blown up by the timed landmine. These photos are mostly of Katniss, though other fansites have shots of Finnick (Sam Claflin) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) cuddling up in the water.
As we were mentioning on last night’s Hunger Games Fireside Chat podcast, some of these photos could be considered slightly spoilery for people who wanted to be surprised by what the producers come up with. For instance, is that Mags (Lynn Cohen) wielding the trident meant for Finnick?
Or rather, her stunt double, but the weapon is instantly recognizable. I’m really loving the different color schemes for costuming in each movie. In The Hunger Games, it was all browns and reds and greens; here, it’s starkly black, white, and gray. It kind of fits the whole idea of a segmented Arena and the ticking clock, right?
And of course, it wouldn’t be a series of set photos without at least one shot of Jen being adorable. Here, she looks like she’s either cracking a joke or steeling herself to jump into the water for one more take.
Photos: Juan Sharma/Goodrich, PacificCoastNews.com