In a new interview with HitFix, promoting his new movie Now You See Me, our Haymitch - Woody Harrelson talks about getting to bond with the cast in The Hunger Games, which character other than Haymitch would he have liked to play, his involvement with the film and more. At 3:39 mark, he then talks about Catching Fire, being distraught when director Gary Ross left the franchise, and praises new director Francis Lawrence.
“[He's] a great, great director. Really knows what he wants. Really understands action. Believe me, the whole Hunger Games franchise will not suffer from having him at the helm. He’s great. I haven’t seen the second one, so I better save these comments till later. But I feel pretty confident and I’ve heard it’s great.”