And so it begins. The inevitable drib-drab of teasers and maybe-spoilers. The long road of speculation and wonder and debate. The first official looks at some the characters and costumes from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire are being slooooowwwly released (complete with hints, hashtags and ticking countdowns) through a complicated web of Instagram accounts, Facebook walls, websites and Fandango.com, because they KNOW you bitches are already chomping at the bit to pre-order your tickets.
And you should probably get on that, since the movie opens on…wait. Hang on. I actually should go double check that. Here it is!
NOVEMBER. NOVEMBER 22.
YOU MEAN I HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL NOVEMBER?
Why did I think this was going to be a summer release? (Don’t answer that; we all know I’m an idiot who lives in a fantasy world of my own fangirlish making.) BUT STILL. Why are you wasting my time, marketing people? You think Imma sit here refreshing your Instagram feed for six goddamn months in hopes of maybe seeing Phillip Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch Heavensbee or Sam Claflin as Finnick? Or Amanda Plummer (aka Yolanda aka Honey Bunny) as Wiress? (ZOMFG!) You really think Imma do that?
Okay, you’re right. That’s exactly what Imma do. Sigh and squee and whatever. Here are the three Capitol Portraits revealed so far.
Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket:
(Is it wrong that I really want Effie’s earrings? And necklace? And maybe a less poofy real-life version of her party dress?)
(The makeup and wig, on the other hand, project just a little too much Mimi from The Drew Carey Show realness for my tastes.)
Stanley Tucci as Caesar Flickerman:
(Gaaaaahhhh he was just the best, wasn’t he? Total show stealer. And dapper spats there.)
Woody Harrelson as Haymitch Abernathy
The Capitol Couture site reset the countdown ticker after publishing the Haymitch picture about an hour ago…who do you think/hope will be next?