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New 'Catching Fire' trailer debuts at Comic-Con

Fans sleep outside Hall H overnight to guarantee seating to panel

By Sharon Waxman

In a new trailer that debuted in Hall H on Saturday, the cast of "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" brought the excitement of the second in the blockbuster series to their most passionate fans.

Many fans in Hall H of the Comic-Con convention had slept outside overnight to ensure getting a seat in the auditorium of several thousand.

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In the trailer for the Lionsgate movie, hero Katniss Everden wears even more spectacular outfits than in the first movie - including a wedding dress five feet in circumference, a gown that lights on fire and another with black swan wings - and we watch her being thrown back into the to-the-death competition.

The panel with Jennifer Lawrence, director Frances Lawrence, and cast members Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Lenny Kravitz and Jena Malone had little news but reinforced the connection of the franchise to the fans.

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Dozens of girls - adolescent, teenaged and tinier - lined up to ask Jennifer Lawrence questions about her training, her clothes, her career.  It also elicited the most authentic moment from Lawrence, who started as a teenager in indie films like "Winter's Bone."

Asked how "Hunger Games" had changed her, Lawrence said: "I had a life plan that was smaller. (I felt) excitement and fear. But now it's just excitement."

Lawrence also recounted a kissing scene with Josh Hutcherson in which she coughed up a line of "snot" - "I'll put it on Youtube," she promised. Hutcherson added, "The kissing scenes are really hot."

The fans liked the trailer so much they showed it twice. The movie will be released on November 22.

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