Twilight star banned from The Hunger Games

Actor Kellan Lutz — known to Twilight fans as Emmet Cullen — really wanted a part in the upcoming big-screen adaptation of The Hunger Games, according to The Insider. But when he tried to audition, he was told he wasn’t allowed to thanks to his role in the Twilight films. Because both franchises fall under the same Lionsgate/Summit umbrella, studio officials didn’t want any possible crossover between the two series in an attempt to avoid any visible links. The Hunger Games still managed to put together an impressive cast with the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth. The film hits theaters March 23, while The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, the final instalment in the franchise, will be released November 16.

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  1. Olive • February 8, 2012 @ 12:20 AM

    Thats good. It would have made me mad if Emmett Cullen was gale or Peeta. I just want to distance myself from Twilight and if that happened I would die

  2. Jane • February 9, 2012 @ 8:55 AM

    That’s dumb. A real actor should be able to tear audiences away from their previous character and make themselves believable in any role. He’s an actor, not Emmett cullen!

  3. Nobody Important • February 9, 2012 @ 10:59 AM

    Best to limit cross-contamination. We wouldn’t want those twilight germs to spread and spoil more stuff.

  4. jjjones • February 9, 2012 @ 11:34 AM

    I see their point, but I also agree with Jane. Maybe it’s just too close being right in the middle of both Breaking Dawn movies. I can’t wait for both the Hunger Games and BD Pt 2. He could have played one of the Tributes from the Districts and that would have worked.

  5. joe • February 9, 2012 @ 1:10 PM

    while reading the books I always pictured katniss as Kristen Stewart….they kept saying she was slight build ….the katniss character in the movie looks quite athletic to me…ah well here’s hoping it does the book a little justice

  6. Nobody Important • February 9, 2012 @ 3:50 PM

    I should add that I think all the twilight actors should be spayed and neutered…. preferably by Bob Barker.

  7. Rita • February 10, 2012 @ 1:12 AM

    How ridiculous is that! If I had the choice, I would’ve hired him for The Hunger Games. SO What if he was on Twilight??? That would have given him more Experience as an actor, hiring him! I wasn’t planning to go see The Hunger Games. Now I know I won’t change my mind and go see it. now this is the cincher: I might have gone to see it if he was allowed to be in it!

  8. Samsquanch • February 13, 2012 @ 10:25 AM

    Let’s see, Christian Bale plays both Batman and John Conner (Terminator). Chris Evan plays Captain America and Human Torch (Fantastic Four). Ryan Reynolds is both Green Lantern and Deadpool (Xmen). I think most people are smart enough to not get confused.

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