Robert Pattinson on The Hunger Games sequel rumour

News Simon Brew 28 May 2012 - 06:19

That rumour that Robert Pattinson was set to appear in Catching Fire? Turns out it made Robert Pattinson a bit curious, too...

It was a week or two now that a rumour sprung up, suggesting that Twilight star Robert Pattinson was on the radar of the upcoming The Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire. It was fairly explicitly marked as a rumour at the time, too, but there did seem to be some logic for it.

Turns out, Pattinson himself was taken by surprise, too. So much so that when he read the reports, "I was kind of curious for a second. So I called my agent".

As it turned out? "My agent was like, 'no'", Pattinson told USA Today, adding that "no-one's going to offer you that part. I was like, thanks for the reassurance". And that seems to knock a nail in the coffin of that idea. Catching Fire will shoot later this year, without Robert Pattinson in it.

Pattinson will next be seen in David Cronenberg's upcoming Cosmopolis, before the final Twilight movie arrives in November.

USA Today.

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thank God

Phew. That was close.

Good. There was no way that he could have played Finnick - there are some much better options out there!

If he had got the part as Finnick.. Just thank God!

Pretty glad it turned out this way, myself. I've yet to see the first Hunger Games, but if the hype around it is true, it's leaps and bounds better than the god-awful Twilight series (and I'm not saying that without evidence: I've forced my way through the first book and film to my chagrin). I've seen Pattinson in plenty of films but it's not only Twilight where I'd give him stigma for his acting skills. He could quite easily have dragged this franchise down, since it's big selling-point is the far superior acting of Jennifer Lawrence and the like. Phew for that!

Oh no, what a shame! He's such a good actor... *sarcasm*

It is more Pattinson's loss than The Hunger Games series as he needs roles that will give him an opportunity to show that he can act, whereas every young actor will be looking to get a role in The Hunger Games. I'm looking forward to Cosmopolis as I am a big fan of Cronenberg and it will be interesting to see if Pattinson can do well in a film that is not designed, so that women can swoon over him. Hopfully, for Cronenberg's sake, Pattinson can bring his A-game.

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