I’ve been contemplating on whether I wanted to actually post something about this, because none of this stuff has been confirmed, and it’s only rumors, but still, it’s not like I’m actually announcing that they’ve already casted the role. So, according to The Hob and the info they received from Lainey Gossip apparently Garrett Hedlund actually did audition for the role of Finnick Odair, which I’m sure many Hedlunders would be excited to know about.
Sure, there are those who are all about “Armie Hammer for Finnick” or even “Zac Efron for Finnick” as well as “Garrett Hedlund for Finnick.” Whatever party you’re in, it’s exciting to know when an actor you like auditions for a role that you so want him to play. So, kudos for those on the Hedlund train.
Of course, there are other actors that have been apparently called in for the role as well, some more interested than others (I know of a few who’ve actually stated they were interested in the role, but not even my favorite has shown much interest), however, I’m already looking forward to seeing who exactly will be cast as Finnick, because once that gets done (and hopefully they’ll have announced casting for the other roles as well), then we can actually move on and see the progression of Catching Fire. What would be really great is for Lionsgate to make the casting announcements within a few weeks… or just bring the cast to Comic-Con (much like Marvel/Paramount Studios did for when they made the Avengers announcement and brought the cast on stage), for I will be there for and will be fangirling for quite a bit that weekend as it is.