Will Robert Pattinson be CATCHING FIRE?

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It’s become quite clear, through interviews and future film choices, that Robert Pattinson is trying his best to shrug off his sparkling past involvement with the Twilight franchise. Hell, he’s even gone so far as saying that were he not actually in the movies, he’d never bring himself to read/watch the stuff.

Now word has broken that while Pattinson may soon be free of one tween phenomenon, he may just be about to battle it out in another: The Hunger Games.

According to reports from Total Film, the young actor is rumoured be looking to join the cast of Catching Fire, the sequel to the record-breaking Hunger Games. He would apparently be up for the part of Finnick Odair, a womanizing “Tribute” forced to face off against Jennifer Lawrence’s capable heroine, Katniss Everdeen, and other competitors in a special version of the bloodthirsty Games called the Third Quarter Quell, which sees past champions now going head-to-head with each other.

Pattinson (so I’ve been told by my lady friends, cheeks all flustered) certainly has the physical charms to pull off the role, but would he really be willing to get involved in another tween franchise so soon after The Twilight Saga has wrapped up, especially considering the aforementioned efforts to leave that all behind?

There is the fact that unlike Twilight, he would not have to make the commitment of signing on for 5 movies, but rather just 2 films at maximum (don’t want to spoil it for those who haven’t read the books).Also, and probably most importantly, the director’s chair for Catching Fire will be occupied by Francis Lawrence, who already has a working relationship with Pattinson after directing him in last year’s Water for Elephants.

So what do you guys think? Is it too soon for Robert Pattinson to get involved in another pop culture smash like this, or do you just want him to sign on in the hopes that Edward Cullen gets an arrow in his glittering face?

Last Updated: May 24, 2012

Kervyn Cloete

A man of many passions - but very little sleep - I've been geeking out over movies, video games, comics, books, anime, TV series and lemon meringues as far back as I can remember. So show up for the geeky insight, stay for the delicious pastries.

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