Fire is catching! In case you missed it (which is completely understandable since it premiered on MTV’s Movie Awards last night) the first trailer for the Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire, is officially out! What are you waiting for? Go, click, now!
Phew! Talk about exciting! There’s a lot going on in this trailer, but don’t worry, I’m here to break it down for you. Be warned, there is some book talk below the cut, as well as speculation on the movie itself. But if you haven’t read the books by now…we can’t be friends anymore.
As part of our continuing coverage of Marvel NOW I’ll give you the skinny on Avengers Arena by Dennis Hopeless and Kev Walker…It’s Good!!!
Avengers Arena is a teen book with a Hunger Games/Battle Royale-style twist to it… simply kill or be killed. The story goes like this; the villainous assasin-for-hire Arcade kidnapped 16 super-powered teens from across the globe and brought them to Murder World and basically tells them that they have to play a game of life or death and that in 30 days only one will walk out alive. The kids are from various parts of the Marvel U and include some of the characters from the recently cancelled Avengers Academy and fan favorite Runaways, as well as a bunch of new kids created for this series and one or two others you may recognize. So far there has been two issues released with the first book basically setting up the plot and concept of the book. Arcade lets them know what he has planned and they try to take him out and he basically lets them know that he can’t make them kill anyone, but that they will. To get things started he also decides that he will kill one of them and tells them to choose the weakest link and the scene that follows is simply poignant and a little twisted! 🙂