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inkpop Fundamentals: April 7, 2011

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on April 7, 2011

Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth confirmed as Peeta Mellark and Gale Hawthorne! After months of anxiously waiting, fans can finally rest easy, for the roles of Peeta Mellark and Gale Hawthorne in the big screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games have been officially confirmed. Just a few weeks ago we learned that Jennifer Lawrence was cast as Katniss Everdeen; now, Josh Hutcherson has been confirmed in the role of Katniss’ fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark, and The Last Song’s Liam Hemsworth has been confirmed in the role of Gale Hawthorne. Now that the main casting is complete, Director Gary Ross is working on getting the film laid out and shot in preparation of its March 23, 2012 release. Just Jared.

New York City’s ‘Harry Potter’ exhibit opens its doors! Though, in the past few months, we’ve heard much of the creation of various Harry Potter tours opening in London; little has been said about New York City’s very own Harry Potter exhibit…until now. Just two days ago, on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, Harry Potter the Exhibition opened its doors in New York City’s Discovery Times Square. Aside from the handful of interactive segments available to visitors, the exhibition displays settings, props, and costumes from the eight films. “ Featured costumes include Hermione Granger‘s yule ball gown, Cedric Diggory‘s quidditch uniform, and Professor Albus Dumbledore‘s wizard robes. We spotted three horcruxes, including Salazar Slytherin‘s locket, Helga Hufflepuff‘s cup, and Tom Riddle‘s diary (basilisk fang included). Dobby the house elf, Fawkes the phoenix, and the Hungarian Horn Tail dragon also appear.” GalleyCat.

Spin-off secrets revealed by ‘Vampire Academy’ author Richelle Mead Despite the fact that YA author Richelle Mead’s Bloodlines – the spin-off of her bestselling Vampire Academy series, which concluded last year with Last Sacrifice – isn’t slated to hit bookstores until August 23, 2011; the author recently sat down to discuss the new series, divulging a few secrets for what readers can expect – including whom the books will revolve around – “I’m very pleased to report that Sydney the Alchemist will be our lead and narrator, supported by Jill, Adrian, and Eddie.”. Mead also goes on to discuss her additional writing projects, and provides tips to aspiring young writers. Check out the complete interview here. MediaBistro.

Over to you…what do you think of the casting of Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth as Peeta and Gale? Are you excited to see The Hunger Games hit theaters? Do you have plans to visit Harry Potter the Exhibit? If you could see one thing from a Harry Potter film up close and personal, what would it be and why? Are you a Richelle Mead fan? Will you be reading Bloodlines when it is released in August?

Share your thoughts in the comments section!

Erika (aka inkpoperika)

7 Responses to “inkpop Fundamentals: April 7, 2011”

  1. Beaver said

    Peeta should be Gale and Gale should be Peeta. Just sayin’.
    But I do like Hutcherson as an actor, Peeta gets more screen time so…it’s win-win.

  2. Storyteller_Princess said

    Aww! I love Liam Hemsworth! He’s so attractive. 😛 and I was a Gale lover up until the last book.

  3. Nella said

    O_O they’re getting the hair color all wrong.

    Adrien ❤

  4. Chelsea Butcher said

    This is what I have to say…I haven’t actually read the Hunger Games trilogy yet (I know…I know…tsk tsk on me). But I plan on reading it really soon. I haven’t read the Vampire Academy series either, but, I did read some of the first book, but couldn’t get into it. :/

    But I wil say this…If I were to see anything from the HP films up close, I’d have to say the broomsticks, the wands, and the dress worn by Hermione in the Goblet of Fire. I think it’d be really cool to see those.

  5. Carrie said

    I’m really impressed with the Hunger Games line up actually. I wasn’t expecting it at all, but I like it. Can’t wait to watch it. 🙂

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