Lionsgate has been so silent these days despite the craze of the Finnick Odair casting in the Hunger Games fandom. Lots of entertainment websites are claiming that their sources told them about the potential actors who are in the run to play our favorite trident-wielding tribute and victor from District 4. One of those sites is Zap2it. Zap2it
has claimed a few days back that their sources told them that there are no shortlist yet on who shall play Finnick. Now, they are claiming that there are already eight
actors who will vye for the role including the much talked about Armie Hammer and Garrett Hedlund. Find out more about their statement below:
As we previously reported, however, award-winning casting director Debra Zane is not only
looking at big names for the highly sought-after role. Actors read for the casting department this week, and while we can’t reveal the full list, we’ve confirmed that Lucas Till
, Trevor Donovan
, and Alan Ritchson
are among the actors who will meet with Lionsgate over the next few days.
Till is no stranger to big franchises — or to Jennifer Lawrence. He co-starred with her as Havok in “X-Men: The First Class.” He’s also known for his role as Miley Cyrus‘ love interest in the “Hannah Montana” movie. Donovan worked as a model and is best known as Teddy from The CW’s “90210.” He will appear in “Savages” this summer. Ritchson, who played Aquaman on “Smallville,” starred on “Blue Mountain State.”
There’s still rumors as long as there won’t be any official statements from Lionsgate and who knows none of these actors might get the role? Anyway, the newly added actors to the Finnick casting rumors are fair enough. I just don’t think Lucas Till is fit for Finnick because I think he’s not that tall and I think he needs more workout, which in case is impossible since the shoot might begin soon. I heard that Lucas Till auditioned for Peeta but got lost to Josh Hutcherson.
Among the three added, I would love to see Alan Ritchson. This man has potential to play Finnick. I mean Finnick is some sort of Aquaman right? He has spent his entire life in the ocean. Here, take a look at this video. Click this
to watch a video of Alan Ritchson as Aquaman in Smallville. Justin Hartley (Ritchson’s costar in Smallville) who happens to have a CW pilot titled Aquaman also has the potential for Finnick. But too sad for him because the pilot wasn’t picked up.
As for Trevor, I heard he has been campaigning for his interest in the role. I think there’s a website www.finnickodair.com
for his campaign. I think he’s got the bod for Finnick but I haven’t seen any of his acting chops.
With Taylor Kitsch out of the circle, there are still three unknown who will complete the claimed eight actors for Finnick. Let’s see if the claims from Zap2it and others are true.
There have been so many rumors regarding the Finnick casting and these rumors spread so fast! Just remember, these are just rumors and all of our questions will be answered if Lionsgate will release an official statement about it. Hello Lionsgate people are you listening? Please end up the buzz because the fandom are going nuts! After Finnick, I’m sure this will happen for Johanna, Annie, and other major CF characters just like what happened to Katniss, Peeta, and Gale.
has something to add with the Finnick casting talks. According to them, Armie Hammer (Mirror Mirror) won’t be able to commit to the role. Find out more below:
“It is currently a two horse race between Garrett Hedlund and Taylor Kitsch,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com. And while yesterday reports suggest Armie Hammer was also in the running, as well as a few unknowns, our insider says Garrett and Taylor are the top two choices. “The filmmakers aren’t scared of Taylor’s recent struggles with his movies, and he currently has the edge in gaining the role. They feel he needs the right role and this could be it.” But they still see the appeal of
Kristen Stewart‘s On the Road costar, Garrett. “The filmmakers are eager to see ‘On the Road’ and see how it does, because if it’s a hit and Garrett gets some major buzz from it, then they will give him more of the edge.”
Our insider adds that Lionsgate execs aren’t worried about the next Hunger Games movie being successful, but they still prefer to have the bigger star for such an important role.
Okay. L.A. Times
have confirmed via email that Taylor Kitsch won’t be Finnick in the Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire. So that means Garrett Hedlund has a greater chance of being Finnick? Again, these are all just rumors. Let’s be calm and wait for the Lionsgate announcement. Who knows a relatively unknown actor will get the role?