Robert Pattinson shoots down Hunger Games rumours

Says he won't be appearing in Catching Fire

Catching Fire, the follow-up to The Hunger Games, will likely be another box office success story, but it will have to do so without the backing of legions of Twi-hards, after Robert Pattinson quashed rumours that he was set to appear in the forthcoming sequel.

The Cosmopolis star was reportedly Lionsgate's first choice for the role of Finnick Odair, a former winning tribute who gets roped into a kind of super-Hunger Games, in which all the former winners return to compete against each other.

However, R-Pattz himself has come out and denied the potential casting, revealing that no such approach has been made by the studio.

"I was kind of curious for a second," says Pattinson, "so I called my agent. My agent was like, 'No, no one's going to offer you that part.' I was like, 'thanks for the reassurance!'"

Looks like Pattinson will have to make do with just the two mega-franchises on his CV then. Catching Fire will open in the UK on 22 November 2013.

Are you pleased that R-Pattz won't be involved? Tell us, below...


    • FBJRider

      May 28th 2012, 12:21

      Thank Allah for that, can't do with him ruining another film especially not ruining a good franchise half through.

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    • CaptainCrazy

      May 28th 2012, 15:14

      Is it wrong of me to dislike this guy based purely on the fact he reminds me of a doughnut. Not the nice jam-filled treats but the doughnuts with a big hole in the middle.

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    • Hadouken76

      May 28th 2012, 15:20

      You can't blame for ruining Harry Potter (ooer missus).. it was already teeth-grindingly boring to begin with an got progressively worse.

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    • Ali1748

      May 28th 2012, 17:47

      Hey I like The Goblet Of Fire :-(

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    • writerdave87

      May 28th 2012, 22:40

      Thanks for sharing that with us, it's not like you've told us the exact same nonsensical rambling boring pile of dog pizzle multiple times in the past week... oh wait.

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