Comic-Con: ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Heads to San Diego

Stars, exclusive footage promised by Lionsgate; first 'Hunger Games' didn't have a Hall H presentation

Hoping to go after the “Twilight” crowd and genre fans, Lionsgate will bring cast members of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and “I, Frankenstein” to San Diego Comic-Con on July 20.

The studio announced Wednesday that its Saturday Hall H panel will feature talent — though it did not disclose which ones — and exclusive footage from the two films. “Catching Fire” opens Nov. 22 and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth; “I, Frankenstein” opens Jan. 24 with Aaron Eckhart, Yvonne Strahovski and Bill Nighy toplining.

The studio will also debut an exclusive new trailer for “Catching Fire” and never-before-seen footage from “I, Frankenstein.”

Lionsgate is the first film studio to reveal its Comic-Con plans.

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Lionsgate didn’t host a Hall H panel for the first “Hunger Games” in San Diego last year, due to the film’s production schedule. Film was promoted on the fanboy fest’s show floor, however.

“Catching Fire” was a major component of Lionsgate’s bullish outlook for theater owners at its CinemaCon presentation in April. For that event, Lionsgate brought in director Francis Lawrence and stars Liam Hemsworth and Elizabeth Banks.

The Hunger Games” stunned the business last year with nearly $700 million in worldwide grosses. Lawrence will also direct the final two “Mockingjay” installments.

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