If you’re unfamiliar with Robert Pattinson, he’s that guy with the poofy hair and the pale skin in the Twilight movies. Yeah, the vampire one always toying with Bella’s emotions. If you’re unfamiliar with Finnick, then go to your local bookstore, pick yourself up a copy of “Catching Fire,” the second book of “The Hunger Games” trilogy, and enjoy. Then come back here to receive your briefing, soldier.
Why do an actor and a fictional character have Twitter so flustered? Rumor has it Mr. Pattinson is being considered for the role of Finnick in the upcoming Catching Fire, the second film adaption of the massively popular trilogy.
This would make for quite an impressive resume for Pattinson, who already appeared in the “Harry Potter” franchise along with all four (soon to be five) Twilight movies. One actor showing up in the three biggest young-adult sensations of our time would be monumental.
But is Pattinson the people’s choice?
#PattinsonnotFinnick quickly rose among the worldwide trending topics, with users from all over the world who weren’t exactly jazzed up to hear Pattinson might be playing their beloved character.
#PattinsonIsNotFinnick, he should be the last person in the world to be cast as Finnick.
— Kerry (@Kerryyyox) May 24, 2012
#PattinsonIsNotFinnick THANK GOD!!! I really don't find attractive him…I DON'T like him at all!
— Andhy (@1AndhyPerez) May 24, 2012
#PattinsonisnotFinnick there could never be a better trend.
— no (@OhlookitsStephJ) May 24, 2012
#PattinsonIsNotFinnick I WILL NOT WATCH CATCHING FIRE IF PATTINSON PLAY FINNICK'S ROLE
— richie (@taciturnkoala) May 24, 2012
#PattinsonIsNotFinnick He's Edward, not Finnick. He's a sparkling vampire and he's ugly. Finnick is amazing.
— Avada Kedavra ϟ (@TubaEverdeen) May 24, 2012
Not everyone seems to mind too much either way:
#PattinsonIsNotFinnick.. who tf cares? you're gonna go see the movie regardless of who's playing him.
— EmilyBrooke♡ (@emilybhead) May 24, 2012
And while everyone discusses and shares their opinions about the up-and-comer, a few might have gotten a little extreme in their solution to the casting rumor:
#PattinsonIsNotFinnick If he's going to play Finnick.. I'll kill him, so they can choose someone else.*someone like..Ian Somerhalder* *DEAD*
— Rania Salvatore ⚯͛ (@Queen_RaniaS) May 24, 2012
Let’s hope it doesn’t come down to that.