Josh Hutcherson Makes Fun of ‘Hunger Games’ as Boy on Fire (VIDEO)

Josh Hutcherson snlHappy Hunger Games! Though, according to Saturday Night Live, that may not mean what you think it means. To promote his new movie, set to premiere this Friday, Josh Hutcherson, who plays Peeta Mellark in Hunger Games: Catching Fire, is set to host SNL this week. Of course, promos were filmed to hype up the show, and of course, you're going to want to check them out.

You won't be disappointed when you see SNL star Bobby Moynihan punches Hutcherson in the face (more than once), what Bobby means when he says, "And now let the Hunger Games begin," and how they both react when they realize that they're on fire. Josh and Bobby, the boys on fire -- could they possibly team up and take on Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss? Probably not, but it's still fun as hell to watch Hutcherson go through an SNL initiation. Could he ever be as ready to host as Justin Timberlake?


Check it out:

How adorable is Josh and his cute, cherubic face? Though Hunger Games fans might be a liiiiittle disappointed that it's not Jennifer Lawrence hosting on Saturday, Josh proves to be a worthy and funny host (from these two-second clips, at least). Sadly, when JLaw hosted SNL last January, it definitely didn't live up to the hype. A combination of her nerves and really terrible material made it a rather horrific episode.

Of course SNL is nothing like it was in its glory days, you know, when it was actually genuinely funny, but hopefully the odds are ever in Josh's favor to have a good showing and promote his movie (like it needs it anyway). Hunger Games fans should be sure to tune in and watch Peeta exercise his funny bone. It's a side we rarely get to see!

Would you tune in to SNL to check out Josh Hutcherson as host? Will you be watching The Hunger Games this weekend?

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