After The Hunger Games broke all sorts of box office records when it was released in 2012, it was inevitable that Lionsgate would begin to pump out multiple sequels based on the rest of Suzanne Collins’ YA book series as soon as possible. And after some behind-the-scenes drama involving director Gary Ross was settled, the studio hired Francis Lawrence to helm the next installment in the franchise, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, for a November 2013 release date.

Now Entertainment Weekly has released the first images from the movie on its website. They both feature Jennifer Lawrence and Sam Claflin as Katniss and Finnick, respectively. One is an official image from the movie, while the other is a publicity photo used for the latest cover of the magazine. Either way, fans of the series should be pumped just to see Collins’ world already making a return to the big screen. Check them out below.


The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will hit theaters on November 21, 2013.

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[via EW]