Despite his (and our) campaigning, Grey's Anatomy hottie Jesse Williams (Jackson Avery) will not be playing Finnick in the upcoming Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire. Booo!

The actor confirmed the news today on Twitter, telling a fan that the Finnick “ship has sailed.”

The news isn’t really that surprising when you consider that Jesse’s name was not on the shortlist of actors that was being passed around. Actors who were being considered for the part included Armie Hammer, Garrett Hedlund, Taylor Kitsch, Sam Claflin, and Hunter Parrish. Plus, filming for Catching Fire would have run into Jesse’s Grey’s commitments, so ultimately it wasn’t meant to be.

However! Jesse’s tweet may reveal that the role has been finally cast after months and months of speculation. So, who is playing Finnick? Stay tuned...

Grey’s Anatomy Season 9 will premiere on Thursday, September 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Source: @iJesseWilliams

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