When it comes to "The Hunger Games" sequel, "Catching Fire," there's only one thing we know for certain: the speculation never ends. First, fans mulled over which actor should play Finnick Odair. Yesterday, we cast our vote as to whether it's imperative that "Hunger Games" director Gary Ross returns for the sequel. And today, we're asking you to vote on which actress should play the fierce Johanna Mason!
Our picks for Johanna's casting included Katie McGrath, Kat Dennings and Naya Rivera. When we asked you to tell us who you're rooting for, we received a variety of responses. Some of you agreed with us that Naya would be perfect and Kat could nail it, while other responses included Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Christina Ricci, and even Jennifer Lawrence's best friend, Zoe Kravitz. But there can only be one returning tribute from District 7. Vote now to have your voice heard for who's the fan favorite!
There's trouble in Panem, "Hunger Games" fans. As it turns out, Gary Ross directing the series' second installment, "Catching Fire," isn't as for sure a thing as we once thought.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gary and Lionsgate are in "tough negotiations" regarding his compensation for the follow-up. (Gary received a relatively small $3 million to co-write and direct "The Hunger Games," though that figure will be significantly boosted by his 5 percent cut of the profits.)
When MTV News caught up with Gary before the film's premiere, he revealed he was in the early stages of conceptualizing the sequel. "In terms of the cinematic differences in the way I might shoot the movie, I shot this in a very specific way that's very different than most franchises are shot, obviously, and that had a lot to do with the urgency of what's going on and Katniss' point of view," he said. "I have some ideas about how to do 'Catching Fire' slightly differently, but I don't want to share them yet. Not because I'm being evasive, but just because they're not fully baked. But yes, I think it will look and feel slightly different from the first."
According to our estimates, every single person on planet Earth (and possibly a few visiting extra-terrestrials with discerning taste in cinema) saw "The Hunger Games" this weekend—which means that now, we can stop freaking out about how OMG IT'S ALMOST HERE and start freaking out about OMG BEST MOVIE EVERRRRR. Because when it comes to literary wish-fulfillment, there was nothing quite like seeing the Capitol and all its beloved characters come to life on screen. We still have goosebumps!
But with "The Hunger Games" finally out in theaters and the credits rolling on the series' thrilling first chapter, it's time for fans to have a whole new fight to the death...over which bit from the film was your favoritest favorite. Was it the action? The drama? The romance? The Tooch?! Vote in our poll, and let's see which moment from the movie moved you most.
Yesterday, "Hunger Games" director Gary Ross confirmed that the question of who'll play Finnick Odair in the sequel, "Catching Fire," is still wide open and utterly undecided...prompting a veritable deluge of comments and tweets from fans who know exactly which gentleman deserves the role. And man, is this a field of contenders—with everyone from "Twilight" alums to Peeta rejects getting enthusiastic support from the public.
But with everyone clamoring equally loud for their picks—a list that includes such varied fellows as Kellan Lutz, Alex Pettyfer, Chord Overstreet, Garrett Hedlund and even YouTuber Joey Graceffa—there's only one way to know which of these dashing dudes is really and truly your favorite choice for Finnick. And that's a poll! So, no cheating: Check out our gallery of hot prospects above, and tell us who you'd like to see mending nets and kicking butt as the returning champion of District 4.
There's been a debate swirling among MTV News staffers: Which Hemsworth brother is—dare we say—the superior Hemsworth brother?
A loose poll (read: we established no specific voting criteria) taken around the MTV Newsroom had Liam winning by one ballot over the (by most accounts) equally charming Chris. We can't say what swayed that final voter since we'd happily chill with either sibling, but we have to say that when we caught up with "The Hunger Games" actor earlier this week at the Cosmopolitan Fun, Fearless Awards, we were quite taken by him. He kind of had us giggling when he recalled the advice his big bro gave him before hitting the "Hunger Games" set.
"I haven’t spoken to him in a while; we don’t really talk much anymore. No, we do,” he joked. "He gave some advice before I started shooting 'Hunger Games.' His advice was, he texted me and he said, 'It's called 'Hunger Games,' not 'Eating Games.' That was his advice for that. [I guess he was saying] that I was fat or something, I guess. He’s a terrible person."
Bella, meet Katniss. Katniss, meet Bella. Though the heroines of YA's chief wunderkinds have yet to meet in real life (or so we've been told), they'll come face-to-face on the big screen when the trailer for "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" debuts before theatrical showings of "The Hunger Games," according to the L.A. Times.
The news isn't all together surprising considering the studios behind the teen titans (Summit Entertainment and Lionsgate) announced plans last month to merge, creating a single home for our biggest on-screen obsessions. Yet, it's also no secret that though these two fan factions often intersect, many stans still claim alliance to only one franchise or the other.
Which leaves us wondering, will you be buying a ticket to "The Hunger Games" come March 23? And why? Vote in our poll after the jump to let us know!
It'll be another few days before you can get your hands on a copy of the Bella Swan birth video (also known as the DVD of "Breaking Dawn"), but here's some fun "Twilight" family news: Jackson Rathbone, famous on-screen vampire and uncle to Renesmee, is expecting his first off-screen child with girlfriend Sheila Hafsadi.
Us Weekly confirms that Sheila, a burlesque dancer, is five months along with the pair's progeny. (Although considering the fairly terrifying progression of Bella's "Breaking Dawn" pregnancy, let's hope the Cullen family connection begins and ends with Jackson's movie role. Yikes.)
Last night's big game included plenty of ogle-worthy manmeat on the field of play (Jason Pierre-Paul in spandex pants, anyone?), but the crushworthy content of the Super Bowl didn't end there: During the commercial breaks, we were treated to two separate trailers for movies starring the delicious Taylor Kitsch. First there was "Battleship," in which Taylor was all hands on deck for an explosion-riddled battle against starfish-handed aliens armed with giant roly-poly death machines! And then, there was "John Carter," in which...well, something about Mars and an intergalactic war? We're not sure; we were just the slightest bit distracted by the fact that Taylor apparently spends the whole film wearing nothing but a few teeny strips of strategically-placed leather on his well-muscled bod.
Point is, this is going to be one deliciously Kitsch-y year in Hollywood, and it'll be a serious thrill to see Taylor make the move from playing a small-screen football star on "Friday Night Lights" to battling aliens in not one, but two fab feature films. There's just one dilemma: Which Kitsch is hotter? The leather-strap-wearing, long-haired renegade of "John Carter," or the crew-cut, clean-shaven, all-American military man of "Battleship"? Ugh, decisions. You tell us by voting in our poll after the jump!
Holy upset, YA fans! The results are in for Hollywood Crush's poll of the top teen reads of 2011, and after tens of thousands of votes, the winner is none other than "The Future of Us," by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler! The quirky collaboration beat out the week's oft-leader, Cassandra Clare's "Clockwork Prince," by a mere 1 percent of the vote with Richelle Mead's "Bloodlines" rounding out the top three.
See the full results!
For the uninitiated, "The Future of Us" follows childhood friends Emma and Josh, who, in 1996, stumble upon a then-yet-to-be-invented website called Facebook. The two discover their fates as adults and learn the ripple effect their day-to-day decisions have on their futures.
It was one of the closest races in Hollywood Crush history—seriously, we had to whip out our nanometer to measure the winning margins!—but the results of our year-end polls are in. And if you're a lover of wizardly whimsy, get ready to cry into your sorting hat: the contentious face-off between Potterheads and Twilighters has ended with a narrow victory for the vampire set, with Edward, Bella and the folks of Forks taking home Best Ensemble and the win for Best Couple.
The competition for the Best Ensemble title was especially fierce: With nearly 2 million votes cast, the vampire set won by only one tenth of a percent. (The Best Couple award, not so close; as epic as their romance was, Ron and Hermione just couldn't compete with the furniture-destroying passion of Mr. and Mrs. Cullen.) But this wasn't the only close race in our quest to name the best of the best for 2011! Want to see who made off with honors for Best Sex Scene, Best Dressed and Best Ryan Gosling Moment? (Hint: it's Ryan Gosling.) Click for the full roundup of winners!