Sam Claflin open to The Hunger Games return with a twist
'The Hunger Games' star Sam Claflin is open to returning to the franchise - with a twist.
Sam Claflin is open to a 'Hunger Games' return.
The 37-year-old actor played Finnick Odair in the original film series from 2013 to 2015, and he'd love to return to the dystopian franchise after the success of recent prequel film 'The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes'.
Asked about the possibility, he told Variety he would be "100 percent" open to the idea.
However, he added: "I don't know if there's room for me to go back. I'm too old now."
Still, he's not ruling out heading back to the world of Panem, and Claflin even suggested a creative idea for a potential return.
He said: "I've heard rumours that people are asking for a Finnick prequel, and all I'm gonna say is that I would be all in for Finnick's dad."
He was a big fan of 'The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes', which saw Rachel Zegler and Tom Blythe lead the action.
He revealed: "Of course I have [seen it.] If you love the ‘Hunger Games’ series, you will love this movie.
"Francis Lawrence at the helm is sort of a dagger in the heart because I thought he was ours, but I’m so glad that he’s stuck with it.”
Franchise director Francis Lawrence and producer Nina Jacobson previously made it clear they would never want to make a film without source material written by author Suzanne Collins.
Lawnrece told Entertainment Weekly: "If Suzanne has another thematic idea that she feels fits into the world of Panem — whether that’s with new people [or] familiar characters [like] Finnick, Haymitch, whoever — I’d be really interested in looking at it and being a part of it.
"But I don’t have any pull of just going, ‘I would love to do Finnick’s games.’
"He’s a great character, but what’s the thematic underpinnings that make it worth telling and relevant?”