Captain HungerLight, he’s our hero!
Gonna take ‘Tweens wallets down to zero!
Uses “fad” powers to get work
With filmmakers like David Cronenberg!
YOU’LL PAY OUT THE NOSE, LIONSGATE!
So yeah, the studio reportedly wants the big draw of their “other” franchise to join this one. Robert Pattinson is being sought for the role of Finnick Odair, a major supporting player in the next two Hunger Games films. Will he accept? On one hand, it would definitely give him two more nice paydays as the twilight of his current series dawns this fall. Also, how often does one get to participate in two cinematic phenomenons so close together?
On the other hand, I’m sure he’s had his fill of crazed teenage fans and might want nothing to do with another property of similar popularity. I honestly don’t care either way. At least this bit of news has given me the opportunity to share the retarded lyrics that I made up to the tune of a song that probably dates me more than I care to admit*.
Regardless of his decision, you can next catch Pattinson in David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis. It seems Cronenberg tried to convince Robert to show off his bait & tackle Viggo-style, but Pattinson declined. Too bad, as that certainly would have driven up the grosses on Cronenberg’s latest.
Oh, and the official title of the next Hunger Games film is apparently The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. No shock there, though I was personally pulling for The Hunger Games II: Winners Bracket. Oh well…
* – Feel free to join me in the forums and make up a few more verses!