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'The Hunger Games' confirmed for Comic-Con

Lionsgate bringing 'Catching Fire' and 'I, Frankenstein'

By Don Kaye
Special to MSN Movies

Let the games begin: Film studio Lionsgate has confirmed that it is bringing "The Hunger Games" to Comic-Con next month.

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An exclusive new trailer for the highly anticipated film "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," as well as never-before-seen footage from "I, Frankenstein," will be on tap for the Lionsgate panel, which is set for Saturday, July 20.

No time or location has been revealed, but it's likely that Hall H at the San Diego Convention Center will be the place. Lionsgate has indicated that talent from both films will also be on hand, but has yet to unveil which actors will show up (we'll have to see if Jennifer Lawrence can break away from filming "X-Men: Days of Future Past" to stop by).

"Catching Fire," of course, barely needs any introduction as the second installment of the blockbuster "Hunger Games" series. "I, Frankenstein," meanwhile, stars Aaron Eckhart ("The Dark Knight") as the scientist's famous creation, caught in an ages-old war between two immortal clans in an ancient city.

Fans can submit questions now for the panelists at their respective Facebook pages. Fandango's Dave Karger will moderate the panel and selected answers will be posted at those pages.

Lionsgate is the first studio to officially unveil its Comic-Con plans. Expect more soon as the massive event draws closer to its July 18 opening.

"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" is out in theaters Friday, Nov. 22, 2013.

"I, Frankenstein" is out in theaters Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.

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