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Just when you thought it could not any better than the new Catching Fire trailer that debuted Saturday at Comic-Con...

Lionsgate has released the first true photo of Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair, the dashing victor from Suzanne Collins' best-seller who causes confusion and attraction for Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss.

And it's not hard to see why, is it?

Finnick Photo

Claflin was confirmed for this role last August, beating out such better known names as Channing Tatum and Armie Hammer.

We've seen a Finnick portrait already and we've seen his Catching Fire profile, but this is our first look at the character in his often-half-naked state.

So stare and decide: Is Claflin hot enough to portray Finnick?

 

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And... we're back with yet another revealing Catching Fire portrait.

With Lionsgate releasing various promotional photos of various characters from this Hunger Games sequel - check out Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss! And Liam Hemsworth as Gale! - the latest centers on the film's most controversial casting choice.

Do you approve of Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair? Is the actor hot enough for the role?

Perhaps that question will be easier to answer after ogling the portrait below:

Finnick Odair Portrait

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In Catching Fire, Finnick Odair is described as extraordinarily confident and attractive.

He beds ladies in the Capitol, he wears very little clothing, he handles a trident like a champion.

But in light of Entertainment Weekly giving fans their first look at Sam Claflin in this role, many have voiced their complaints online, most of which go something like this:

YECH!

Sam Claflin as Finnick

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The biggest Catching Fire casting rumor of them all has been confirmed: Sam Claflin is in as Finnick Odair.

Lionsgate confirmed today what we've suspected for weeks: the former Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Snow White and the Huntsman costar will play a key role in the upcoming Hunger Games sequel.

Sam Claflin Photo

Finnick is one of several previous champions chosen to compete in the 75th annual Hunger Games.

He's cocky and well-sculpted and initially a nemesis for Katniss, but readers of Suzanne Collins' best-selling novel series are aware that Jennifer Lawrence's character will come to see him differently as the Quarter Quell progresses.

Claflin is the latest name announced for the wildly-anticipated big screen follow-up. We also know, for example, that Stephanie Leigh Schlund will come on board as Cashmere.

Sound off now: are you happy with Claflin in the role of Finnick?