EW’s Portrait of The Hunger Games Cast from Comic-Con


EW has posted this stunning portrait of The Hunger Games cast who made appearances at San Diego Comic-Con. I can’t get over how beautiful this photo is of the cast!

What do you think about the portrait?

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The Hunger Games Cast at Comic Con San Diego


There’s sure to be a lot of Hunger Games love at this year’s Comic Con in San Diego.  For those lucky enough to go, if they head to the Lionsgate booth they will get the chance to not only get a hold of exclusive Blu-Ray Disc box art cover but have it signed by some of cast.

So who could you meet?  Lionsgate has announced that  Alexander Ludwig (Cato), Amandla Stenberg (Rue), Dayo Okeniyi (Thresh), Isabelle Fuhrman (Clove), Jack Quaid (Marvel) and Willow Shields (Primrose Everdeen) will be on hand to meet fans on  Saturday, July 14 at 11:00 am and 5:00 pm.

There will also be an exclusive Comic-Con Hunger Games poster at the Lionsgate booth across the four days of the convention.

Concept Designs of the ‘Muttations’ from The Hunger Games Movie


Joyner Designs’ Ian Joyner - a character designer, illustrator and conceptual artist – worked on the “muttations” for The Hunger Games movie and posted graphic designs of the early concepts he developed for the creatures on his website.

Tasked with designing the ‘muttations’, the idea was that these creatures were the fallen children brought back as horrible mockeries of themselves, forcing the survivors to deal with old friends and foes in a whole new way.

Here is just a small sample of the work I did on the film, from the very first pitch to the ‘final’ design. Sadly, it appears they’ve changed the designs pretty drastically later in film production.

Check out the pics below (click on each for larger versions) to see the progression of the look of the muttations, from early graphic renderings to modelling them after the Tributes at the end (including comparisons to the actors’ faces).

As Ian Joyner stated, the muttations used in the movie ended up looking quite different, especially since they were no longer representing specific Tributes. Gary Ross actually talked about why this decision was made the other day:

We made the decision that they not be specific tributes, because if we did it, we would have been a massive digression at a moment in the movie where I didn’t think it could have afforded that. You’re hurdling toward the end and that would have taken a tremendous amount of room at a time when we didn’t have it. However, I will say that all the mutts, if you really look at them, they’re really half-human and half-dog.

But it’s interesting to not only see the various concept designs for the mutts, but to also learn that they were originally testing out the idea of having each mutt represent a Tribute.

Jack Quaid tells NYU Local about Playing Marvel


Jack Quaid, currently a Sophomore at NYU, tells his school’s newspaper about his experience filming The Hunger Games and playing Marvel.

How does it feel to be on the big screen?

It’s a little weird. Seeing myself on the big screen for the first time is like…I don’t know. I found myself…It was very hard to actually pay attention to the story because I was just kind of looking at the aesthetics of myself rather than my performance. I was like, “Ah, how do I look in this shot?” And as the movie went on, I was like, “Okay, now it’s time for the story; I can actually enjoy this.” But like seeing yourself at least for the first shot, you’re just worried about how you appear to the outside world, just because I knew this movie would be seen by everybody. It was a lot of pressure.

Do you think you’d survive the Hunger Games?

Hell no! I would probably just find the nearest hole to lie in and just wait it out if I could…just wait for everyone else to die. Continue reading