Readers Respond: Who Should Play Finnick Odair in ‘Catching Fire’? (PHOTOS)

Amanda Hasaka / April 3, 2012

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Now that Hunger Games has been in theaters for over a week now, (and dominating at the box office, by the way!) it’s time to start brainstorming for its sequel, Catching Fire!

In a recent interview with MTV, it was brought up that Zac Efron’s name had been tossed around to play Finnick Odair, easily one of the most coveted parts for CF, and the 24-year-old High School Musical star said he knew nothing about a deal being made. However, he did mention that he had read the first book and was looking forward to seeing Hunger Games in theaters.

Sure, filming for Catching Fire likely won’t start until the end of summer, and we won’t even see it hit the big screen until November 2013, but that doesn’t mean we can start doing some casting on our own! Celebuzz asked our Facebook readers who they’d like to see take on the role of Finnick, and we got some great answers!

If you haven’t read Catching Fire or have no idea who Finnick Odair is let us break it down for you:

Finnick is a handsome young man from District 4 who won the 65th annual Hunger Games when he was only 14 years old, which makes him about 24 when Catching Fire takes place. He is extremely confident and has a reputation for being quite the ladies man, and mentions his lovers pay him in “secrets.” Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) comes across him when (spoiler alert!) they must fight against each other in the Quarter Quell, which pits former 24 victors against each other to celebrate the Hunger Games’ 75th anniversary.

That being said, these were some suggestions made by Celebuzz’s readers:

Krissy D. said: jake gyllenhaal!

Maddie A. said: Jensen Ackles or Garrett Hedlund please!

Leah W. said: Totally kellan lutz would be better. I see finnick to be all muscle.

Amber E. said: James Franco

Caroline W. said: I thought Justin Timberlake had the part???

Alexandra M. said: Hunter Parrish! He’s so perfect. All blonde and muscles :)

Taylor Marie K. said: GRANT GUSTIN.

Tanisha M. said: I’m keeping my fingers crossed for armie hammer

Mika F. said: Zac is the most perfect person on the planet he is a great actor, he can do great any role, including Finnick

Eimear K. said: I think alex pettyfyer would make a brilliant one!

Even Secret Circle actor Chris Zylka has been campaigning! He posted on Twitter:

So many choices! We put together some of the best contenders in the gallery above!

What do you guys think? Who is the best fit to play Finnick? Keep the debate going in the comments!