Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson hit the waves this week in Hawaii. No, the “Hunger Games” co-stars were not on some kind of vacation. Instead, they were on the island to film the latest scenes for “Catching Fire,” the second film in the series.
Both the actors were spotted on set Monday donning matching gray and black wet suits, prepping scenes for the latest round of the “Hunger Games.” Lawrence is seen jumping into the water while Hutcherson is standing next to what looks the portal that takes him into the arena. As it goes, both Peeta and Katniss must compete again after surviving the previous games as dictated by the Capitol.
In other set photos, Lawrence was spotted wielding a bow and arrow, her character’s weapon of choice, and hanging out with co-stars Sam Claflin and Lynn Cohen, who play Finnick and Mags, respectively. They too were wearing wet suits.
Filming for the November 22, 2013 release began back in September. The actors hit the set in Atlanta, Georgia before they embarked on taking the Games to Hawaii this week. And, if fans think that the set photos look pretty epic, Hutcherson promises that those arena scenes will look even more dazzling when they hit the big screen next fall.
“They’re shooting, I think, all the stuff in the arena is going to be IMAX,” Hutcherson said when he stopped by MTV News‘ headquarters before heading to Hawaii. “So when you go see it in IMAX, you’ll see the regular movie when we’re in the Districts and in the Capitol. When you see us go up in the pod in the games, it will open up into IMAX. It will be amazing. It’s very cool.”
And it seems that Hutcherson is impressed by all the hard work the crew has put into filming the blockbuster so far. He added, “They actually built a cornucopia in Atlanta that we shot at, and it looks amazing, and the way that the spokes got out, and the way everyone comes up on the pedestals and the water — it looks incredible. I’ve seen some of the CG renderings that [director] Francis [Lawrence] has worked on, and they look really, really great.”
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