!!The film:

* When Killian shows the footage of last season's winners living it up in paradise, they're still wearing their game jumpsuits. This is a hint that they didn't really survive the game.

* Killian has Richards' and Amber's faces digitally mapped onto stunt doubles for the televised battle with Captain Freedom. Since Captain Freedom tosses them into spikes, this means that Killian had two stunt doubles ''killed'' to fake Richards' death.
** Probably Captain Freedom aswell. Especially since he wasn't seen since his fallout with Killian.
* Amber changes her mind about Richards when she sees two people on the news supposedly in the hospital after being attacked by him. These are the same people who almost let him get away. Now, if a person is supposedly dying after a YouHaveFailedMe, what are the odds for a totalitarian government to let him live?