Who will play Finnick Odair?

Armie Hammer as Finnick Odair

I’m going to be completely honest with you: when I finally got around to reading The Hunger Games trilogy, I couldn’t give a crap about either Peeta or Gale. Peeta was a useless pussy and Gale was a jealous asshole, so I really just couldn’t get into the whole “Team Peeta/Team Gale” bit. That being said, I was kind of hoping for a second “Team Cinna/Team Finnick” triangle to break out. At least they had some sort of useful skill and personality to back them. Well, now that The Hunger Games movie made a ton of money, it’s time to make a sequel which will make even more money. And that means casting Finnick, which I’m sure none of the fans will get up and arms over. Isn’t that right, Rue? Via Entertainment Weekly:

I know what you’re thinking, because I thought the same thing at first: “How will they ever find someone in Hollywood who matches that description?” But according to a recent report, the studio has tracked down not just one but three actors who possess all those qualities: Garrett Hedlund, Armie Hammer, and Taylor Kitsch.The report also mentions that the role could still go to an unknown, but for now we’ll stick to speculating about these three. All of them fulfill the role’s first requirement: being good at not wearing a shirt.

Out of the three of them, I’d say Armie Hammer would probably be the best bet, since he’s both hot and talented. I would also go for Kellan Lutz, mostly because I want an entire movie of him not wearing a shirt. There was also Gawker‘s suggestion of casting Jesse Williams, who based on the book’s description of Finnick really would be perfect for the role. Honestly, as long as the fans don’t go on another racist Twitter rant, I’ll be happy.

Armie Hammer as Finnick Odair

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