|Sam Claflin, Finnick?|
Arguably the best, most nuanced new character in Catching Fire, Finnick Odair is described as a Greek god, bronze hair and all. The former Hunger Games champion and mentor at first appears shallow and jaded, but later connects with The Hunger Games leading lady Katniss and reveals his brokenness. Casting rumors for Finnick spread fire faster than one of Cinna's dresses. Everyone's name from Armie Hammer (The Social Network) to Garret Hedlund (Tron) to Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman) has been thrown into the casting gossip. Reports are surfacing that Claflin, who also appeared in the most recent Pirates of the Caribbean movie, is the forerunner, but the studio hasn't confirmed anything. As long as the fan-favorite Finnick is given the screen time he deserves, I won't complain either way. Be on the lookout for the official casting report for Finnick. May the odds be ever in Finnick's favor, or at least in the actor's who plays him.