Josh Hutcherson Teases ‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’; ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ Synopsis Revealed

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Fans of The Hunger Games will have to wait till next November for the sequel, Catching Fire, to hit theaters, but star Josh Hutchersonrecently spilled some production details to tide fans over.

When asked what portions of the film director Francis Lawrence will shoot in IMAX, Hutcherson said: “They’re shooting, I think, all the stuff in the arena is going to be IMAX. So when you go see it in IMAX, you’ll see the regular movie when we’re in the Districts and in the Capitol. When you see us go up in the pod in the games, it will open up into IMAX. It will be amazing. It’s very cool.” [MTV]

Meanwhile, the veil of secrecy surrounding J.J. AbramsStar Trek Into Darkness has also been lifted…ish.

Paramount Pictures, via their press site, released the film’s first official story synopsis. Here it is:

“In Summer 2013, pioneering director J.J. Abrams will deliver an explosive action thriller that takes Star Trek Into Darkness.

“When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis.

“With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.

“As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.” []

Marvel’s Kevin Feige teased plot details about another much-anticipated sequel, Iron Man 3. When asked how the film, starring Robert Downey, Jr., will link back to The Avengers, Feige said: “Iron Man 3 doesn’t feature any of the other Avengers, or Nick Fury showing up, or any of those world-blending conceits that the Phase One films had… We’re sticking to the vision for these films, and showing once again that these characters are just as interesting alone as they are together.” [Empire]

Frankenweenie screenwriter John August is in talks to adapt author R.J. Palacio’s bestseller, Wonder, for Lionsgate. TheNew York Times bestseller centers on a 10-year-old boy with an unusual deformity on his face, as he struggles to fit in with the kids at school. In addition to this year’s Frankenweenie, August also worked on the script for another 2012 Tim Burton film, Dark Shadows. [Variety]

Man of Steel director Zack Snyder is adding fuel to the fire that his take on Superman may indeed have a link to Warner Bros.’ Justice League. Speaking with The New York Post, Snyder danced around the subject of how Justice League will handle Superman’s involvement. When prodded further, Snyder said: “I can’t really say anything to that, because that’s a big spoiler. I will say, yeah, they trust me to keep them on course.” While it’s not exactly a confirmation that Snyder’s Superman will appear in Justice League, it’s not exactly a denial either. [The Playlist]

Who – or what –  are Captain Kirk and his crew are up against in the Star Trek sequel? How badly do you want Hunger Games: Catching Fire in your eyes right now? Discuss with fellow movie fans in the comments below! And all you Iron Man fans can watch the trailer for the threequel right now!

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