Everybody loves Tom Hanks. He seems trustworthy, and he'll make you laugh; all good reasons to keep him around in the arena. Based on his film résumé, he's also trained for some pretty intense experiences, including spending hours in a enclosed life boat with pirates in Captain Phillips and learning to survive all by himself in Castaway.
Before fighting to the death, Kerry Washington could train with her professional football-playing husband Nnamdi Asomugha. You know she'd be in good shape. And if she's learned anything from Scandal's Olivia Pope about manipulating people to get out of an impossible situation, she could be the last tribute standing.
— Annie Gabillet, news editor