Thankfully this led to stars Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson recalling shooting a scene that involved her snot connecting to his mouth. "It's going to be really hot," they laughed.
This was the first time Hunger Games has ever done the huge Hall H at the con, and it was a fun one, owing largely to Lawrence and her charm. She caused much swooning in the aisles of the hall.
The panel also included director Francis Lawrence, Willow Shields (Primrose), Lenny Kravitz (Cinna), Jena Malone (Johanna), Jeffrey Wright (Beetee), Liam Hemsworth(Gale), and Josh Hutcherson (Peeta).
The new trailer was then screened: "Whatever I do, it comes back to you and mom," Katniss tells her sister. "I don't want you to get hurt." Shots of Katniss and Peeta follow, as they visit other districts and begin to notice something in the citizens -- Katniss' sister calls it "hope." We also see Peeta and Katniss in an intense conversation regarding their "public" love: "We can't go on ignoring each other in real life!" Meanwhile, Donald Sutherland and Philip Seymour Hoffman's villains plot against Katniss: "She has to be eliminated." Oh, and of course Stanley Tucci is here, his eyes gleaming crazily as he announces the 75th Hunger Games, the Third Quarter Quell! And Hemsworth's Gale is getting drawn into the beginnings of the people's rebellion, even while Sutherland blackmails Katniss back into the new games. "Last year was child's play," we hear Woody Harrelson's character say. "This year you're dealing with all experienced killers." And indeed, the level of training seems to have been kicked up a notch as we see some hologram fighting. The trailer ends as the competitors rise from below, out of the water this time, to begin the games. "Remember who the real enemy is…"
(Update: The trailer is now online. Watch it below.)
As for the difference in age of the competitors in the movie, Hutcherson said that the first film was kind of like going to summer camp -- and Lawrence then interjected that this one was like an old-age home. Oh, snap!