There were rumors earlier that the Catching Fire trailer was going to debut at Comic-Con, but they were just rumors. Well, today, Lionsgate finally sent out a press release stating that they would indeed show a new Catching Fire trailer on Saturday, July 20th, at the San Diego Comic-Con.
Lionsgate announced today that Fandango Chief Correspondent Dave Karger will moderate a panel on Saturday, July 20th at the San Diego Comic-Con, featuring talent and exclusive footage from two of the studio’s upcoming films THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE (opening November 22, 2013, the film stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth) and I, FRANKENSTEIN (opening January 24, 2014, the film stars Aaron Eckhart, Yvonne Strahovski and Bill Nighy). Talent from both films will be in attendance for the panel during which the studio will debut an exclusive new trailer for THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE and never-before-seen footage from I, FRANKENSTEIN.
Starting today, moviegoers will have the chance to submit questions for panel participants through the films’ Facebook pages and Fandango’s Facebook page using the hashtags #CatchingFireComicCon and #IFrankensteinComicCon. Answers to select questions will be posted on those Facebook pages.
Considering how Comic-Con has become such a huge event for pop culture, it should come as no surprise that the folks at Lionsgate would take the opportunity to raise the hype of the movie there. As to who will be there at the event, there are no promises, but again, no surprise to see all three major players of the movie there, and maybe others as well. If that were the case, I do believe it would be Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth’s first time at Comic-Con. Woody Harrelson has appeared at Comic-Con before, for Zombieland, and Sam Claflin appeared for Snow White and the Huntsman (which co-starred Liam’s brother Chris Hemsworth).