Watch the First 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Trailer

Catching Fire

It won't be out until November, but The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is one of the most highly anticipated sequels of the year, so Lionsgate isn't wasting any time whetting audiences' appetites with trailers.

To that end, the studio opted to release its first Catching Fire clip last night (April 14) during the 2013 MTV Movie Awards, ensuring plenty of film fans' eyeballs would be trained to the tube when Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) embarked on the victory tour they earned after emerging victorious in The Hunger Games.

Of course, this being a dystopian trilogy, their "victory" isn't all it's cracked up to be; in fact, the seeds of Katniss' destruction are being sown in the opening moments of the trailer, when a pair of evil muckety-mucks (played by Donald Sutherland and Philip Seymour Hoffman) sit around casually discussing how to make her disappear.

Much like the first installment, Catching Fire promises grueling violence offset by moments of bizarre glamor -- but sequels being sequels, the stakes are higher this time around. Take a look below, and be ready for the main event on November 22.

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