THE NEWS BUNDLE: First Official Images of Katniss, Peeta, Gale and Finnick in 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Released [UPDATED]

Around this time last year, fans were excited as the hit young adult franchise The Hunger Games was on its way to the big screen in what was sure to be a hit adaptation. After a director shake-up, plenty of casting updates and even out first looks through set photos as production began, now here we are as 10 months await until the sequel The Hunger Games: Catching Fire hits the big screen. But today, fans have something to rejoice about despite a lengthy wait as we receive our first official look at the continuation as our heroine Katniss and beloved newcomer Finnick (Sam Claflin) share a cover and the first official still in this week's Entertainment Weekly.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever.

For a small excerpt of the cover story for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, head over to EW.

UPDATE: We have the third and fourth images released added below, along with a larger version of the first official still.

UPDATE #2: Three more new images have surfaced! Added below.

Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Donald Sutherland, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Lynn Cohen, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Amanda Plummer, Willow Shields, Stanley Tucci, Toby Jones and more, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is set for release on November 22nd, 2013.

Click on the photos below for a larger look: