'Hunger Games' Updates: Sequel Director in Limbo, Katniss Gets a Barbie Doll and SNL Pokes Fun at 'HG' with Sofia Vergara

'Hunger Games' Updates: Sequel Director in Limbo, Katniss Gets a Barbie Doll and SNL Pokes Fun at 'HG' with Sofia Vergara

Apr 09, 2012

Yes, as of this writing, we still don't know for sure whether The Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire, has a director or not. As we reported this morning, we're hearing conflicting information regarding whether Gary Ross is still attached to the sequel, or if he's officially left the project. Since this is one of the biggest stories circling the movie blogosphere right now, look for updates to arrive throughout the week.

Meanwhile, while we wait for that news, EW has revealed an image of the Katniss Everdeen Barbie doll, which sort of goes against everything the character actually stands for, but we imagine some fans might like to have their own version of Katniss to stick on their desk at home -- and, hey, if it helps inspire them to be stronger individuals, then we say it was worth it.

Designer Bill Greening said, "I chose to dress her in the outfit she wears during the games, since this is where all the non-stop action takes place and is instantly recognizable by fans. Of course, she wears her mockingjay pin proudly on her lapel.”

Finally, if you haven't yet watched the SNL Hunger Games parody featuring Sofia Vergara as a bubbly field reporter giving live updates from within the Hunger Games playing arena, then you can check out the humorous sketch below. 

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