First official image from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The Hunger Games exceeded all expectations at the box office (coming third in terms of US grosses in 2012) and made us remember that teen-lit adaptations could actually be cool.

Much of its success was down to Jennifer Lawrence steely Katniss, the kind of tough-edged heroine too rarely seen these days.

Anticipation is mounting for the sequel, official titled The Hunger Games: Catching Fire , and a first official still has been revealed via EW.com ’s Facebook page (opens in new tab) .

The image sees Sam Claflin’s Finnick Odair (famed as much for his good looks and charm as for his prowess in the arena) getting close to Katniss, although she doesn't look as if she's been won over just yet.

Check out the image in full below:

Matt Maytum
Deputy Editor, Total Film

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.