If you live in Dallas, Miami, Phoenix, Santa Clarita or Atlanta you might want to head to Walmart to attend their Hunger Games midnight release party. These cities will have a special appearance by one of the cast members, see who below!
Parties held at Walmart stores will be themed to the Districts in The Hunger Games and will feature giveaways, movie trivia, and the chance to win exclusive prizes. Select stores will also feature appearances by cast members. Leven Rambin (Glimmer) will appear in Dallas, TX; Alexander Ludwig (Cato) heads to Miami, FL; Willow Shields (Prim) appears in Phoenix, AZ; Dayo Okeniyi (Thresh) will appear in Santa Clarita, CA; and an unknown cast member will appear at a store in Atlanta, GA.
This has been a huge point of contention in Hunger Games circles: Are the Careers evil, and is it wrong to celebrate their deaths? On the one hand, they are out to kill Katniss (and seem to take pleasure in doing so), but at the same time, is it their fault when they’ve been raised and brainwashed to think this way?
In this creative illustration from athousandyearsflyby.tumblr.com, the message seems to be in favor of it not being their fault. By re-creating an image that looks somewhat like the four Careers in training, yet using the actors’ photos instead of their characters, the artist helps us identify more with these District 1 and 2 tributes as real people.
What do you think: Should we blame them or the Capitol, or some combination of the two?
We’re going to be seeing more of Leven Rambin on the big screen! We all know her for her role as Glimmer, the District 1 Career Tribute (and Cato’s love interest a la Hollywood), and now she has landed a starring role in a film! It was announced that she will be playing Clarisse in the upcoming Percy Jackson movie The Sea of Monsters. If you are familiar with Percy Jackson you will know that this character might be a great fit for her. Clarisse is a well trained fighter, being the daughter of Ares and all, much like a Career Tribute (of course there are many differences as well, but they are both warriors!). We’re certain she will do great!
Rambin’s newest role won’t just be in another big, effects-heavy potential blockbuster, but it’ll be a lead this time. According to Variety she’s been cast in a major role in Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters, playing Clarisse, the daughter of Ares– who, if you either know your Greek mythology or saw Clash of the Titans, is the God of War.
The movie is a sequel, of course, to Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, which wasn’t a particularly big hit domestically when it opened in February 2012, but with international money made a respectable $226 million. Logan Lerman will be returning in the title role, as will Alexandra Daddario and Brandon T. Jackson in their supporting parts, but a number of new adult actors have been brought in for this sequel, including Nathan Fillion, Missi Pyle,Community‘s Yvette Nicole Brown and Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s Anthony Head.
We offer our congratulations to Leven, here’s to a promising career!
Here’s an interesting case of mistaken identity! Looks like Katniss was feeling amorous at 3 a.m. so decided to text her love, Peeta. Interestingly enough she accidentally texted Cato! We didn’t even know she had his number! Well, it’s nice to see Cato is open to that sort of thing; we thought he hated her. Let’s just hope Katniss was able to get some texts out to Peeta before her battery died and that he doesn’t find out about this!