Robert Pattinson Will Not Appear In The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Posted on Mon May 28, 2012 10:20 AM PDT

RPattinson052512_06_200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (x17online) - Rampant rumors that put Robert Pattinson in the next Hunger Games film will remain so as the actor has come out to refute the otherwise exciting news.

"I was kind of curious for a second. So I called my agent," Pattinson told USA Today when asked about the casting rumor for the role of Finnick Odair. "My agent was like, 'No. ... No one's going to offer you that part.'"

"I was like, thanks for the reassurance," The Cosmopolis star added. Pattinson sounded a bit disappointed during his exchange but fans of the Twilight star are relieved. The rumor hit the internet last week, with the hashtag #PattinsonIsNotFinnick being one of the popular trending topics on Twitter.

While no official announcement has arrived, one should be on its way shortly as The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will start shooting later this summer with Francis Lawrence handling the directing duties. The sequel is set to hit theaters on Nov. 22, 2013.