MTV’s Movie Brawl is back and this year Cosmopolis isn’t in the running for anything as far as we can tell. You might remember last year The Hunger Games battled it out with Cosmopolis for the top spot, and lost. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is up against even stiffer competition this year, so your votes are definitely going to be needed if Katniss & company are going to pull out a win!
Here’s how it works: on January 7, fans will vote for the movies they’re most excited to see in 2013 based on our play-in round. The following week, the list pares down to 16 as we open the full-fledged MTV Movie Brawl bracket for voting. Those 16 flicks will go head-to-head in a single-elimination tournament lasting until January 28, when only one winner will emerge with the biggest brawls of them all.
In 2012, the inaugural MTV Movie Brawl ended in a climactic showdown between “Hunger Games” loyalists and supporters of Robert Pattinson’s “Cosmopolis.” You wouldn’t guess it looking at the box office numbers for those films, but it was “Cosmopolis” that emerged victorious, showing just how much fan dedication matters in a tournament like this.
Thankfully for Katniss, “Hunger Games” fans have another shot at redemption in this year’s tournament, with “Catching Fire” hitting theaters in November. But the sequel faces stiff competition from superhero juggernauts like “Iron Man 3,” “Man of Steel,” “The Wolverine” and “Thor: The Dark World.” Likewise, a whole slew of young adult novels are getting the film adaptation treatment this year, including “Warm Bodies,” “Beautiful Creatures,” “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” and “The Host,” penned by “Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer.
Starting tomorrow head on over to MTV and vote!