'Catching Fire' Producer Speaks Out About Finnick Casting

Remember when speculation surrounding casting for Finnick Odair had Lionsgate narrowing down the role to three hunky actors: Armie Hammer, Taylor Kitsch and Garrett Hedlund? If the report made you sad because your pick wasn't up for the part, you're in luck! According to one of the film's producers, those behind the "Hunger Games" sequel are nowhere near reaping the lucky guy who will portray the charming victor from District 4.

At the 2012 MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, Nina Jacobson spoke to 24 Frames and said, "That's the thing that's crazy—people are like way ahead of where we are. We've not narrowed things down by any means. It's funny to see how things can take on a life of their own."

So are they keeping our choices in mind while they wade through potentials for the trident wielding tribute? Nina said yes and no because there are pros and cons to taking fan opinion into account.

"It means something that people can see [an actor] in that light, so you know [the actor] will be accepted by a lot of people, on the one hand," she said. "On the other hand, you have to kind of ignore it. You have to just sort of act like you're sitting in a room and you want to just pick the person who gives the best audition and looks and feels most like the part."

When MTV News caught up with "Hunger Games" star Alexander Ludwig on the red carpet—who went on to win the Golden Popcorn for Best Fight with co-star Josh Hutcherson—he told us who he pictured in the role.

"Whenever I read the books, I always thought Ryan Reynolds would be a great Finnick," he said. "[Finnick's] got a really good charisma about him. He's also got that bit of an egotistical edge to him which isn't like me but I love it as character. It's hilarious and he's a really strong character too and he's a really big part of the second book. He's the most anticipated character in my mind as well. I can't wait to see who they cast for him."

Looks like we're back to square one, Crushers. Our favorite character is left in the hands of the bigwigs at Lionsgate. May the odds be ever in our favor!

Finnick illustration courtesy of Margarita Zhirkova

What do you think of this "Catching Fire" news? Do you just want to find out who won the role of Finnick or are you happy your favorite actor still has a shot? Spill your thoughts in the comments and on Twitter!