New Shadowhunter tarot cards by Cassandra Jean

Cassandra Clare has once again shared Shadowhunter tarot cards by the artist Cassandra Jean.

She published two new cards and 5 that her fans have seen before.

Have a look at Luke Garroway and Hodge Starkweather:

The other cards that were shown in the post are Amatis & Stephen Herondale, Valentine Morgenstern, Jocelyn Fairchild, Robert Lightwood and Maryse Lightwood.

Here is what Cassie had to say:

The members of Valentine’s Circle, as depicted in Cassandra Jean’s Shadowhunter Tarot. HELLO, young Luke. I asked her why she drew him so hot and she said he was her favorite character. Hidden depths, man.

She also addressed the issue of selling the tarot cards.

(I know lots of people have been asking if they can buy these someday — I’m waiting on word from the movie studio. They have the right to merchandise Shadowhunter things, and I don’t, actually. So it depends if they let me. :)

Whoa, Luke looks hot. What do you think? Sound off in the comments.

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Jared Harris talks MORTAL INSTRUMENTS, playing Hodge with Hollywood.com

Jared Harris as Hodge Starkweather

Jared Harris as Hodge Starkweather

Hollywood.com was one of several media sites that visited the Toronto set of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones last October and they discovered lots of information to share with the fandom.

Jared Harris spoke to reporters about playing the “morally-conflicted” Hodge Starkweather and pleasing fans of the series:

Still, even after unintentionally finding himself in yet another supernatural film, he still found new and exciting challenges in playing the morally-conflicted Hodge. “He’s a fun character. You don’t know which side he’s playing on, which is always interesting to do,” Harris said. “[He] is someone who knows what the right thing to do is, but for his own reasons, is making a different deal, because he’s trying to change his circumstances. But he knows the difference between the right thing and the wrong thing to do, and he’s not delusional in the sense that he doesn’t think that he’s doing something for the betterment of mankind or some bulls**t like that. He knows that what he’s doing is purely to get his own ass out of the situation that he’s stuck in.”

Harris also seem unphased by the much younger following TMI has as opposed to, say, Mad Men. The actor, who admitted he hadn’t read Clare’s books before signing on to the project, noted “This is slightly different than the Mad Men [fandom] because it exists in a literary form first, the fans have [it in their] imaginations already. But something like Mad Men, it exists in Matt Weiner’s mind. And no one can read what Season 6 and Season 7 is, because it’s in his head.”He added, “So I would say in that sense, it’s probably a little freer, whereas in this one, you have an obligation to that mythology. And you don’t want to piss the fans off, you know?”

As any TMI fan would argue, oh do they know. But Harris assured that he, his TMI castmates and crew members have done everything in their powers to ensure that doesn’t happen. As Harris put it, “You have to honor the mythology that’s been created in the books, which they have done.”

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New tarot cards by Cassandra Jean

Unfortunately, A Week of Mortal Love is over–who wouldn’t want more movie stills?– but Cassandra Clare isn’t done indulging her fans.

Over the past weeks, she has posted Shadowhunter tarot cards by the artist Cassandra Jean on her tumblr and this time fans can admire 4 (!) new tarot cards.

Have a look at Hodge, Valentine, Jocelyn and Jonathan Shadowhunter:

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Jared Harris talks ‘ass-kicking’ in THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES

Jared Harris spoke with Flicks in the City about his role as Hodge Starkweather in THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES at the British Independent Film Awards, which were held on Dec. 9, in London.

Harris discusses MORTAL INSTRUMENTS at the 2:59-3:39 mark.

He called it “strange” to be portraying the “older, wiser sage character” in Hodge and he was excited that he got to do some “ass-kicking” in the film.

Jared Harris talks MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES at British Independent Film Awards

Jared Harris (Hodge) talked with Red Carpet News TV about THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES at the British Independent Film Awards, which were held on Dec. 9, in London.

Harris discusses MORTAL INSTRUMENTS at the 1:45-2:44 mark.

He talks about condensing the book to fit the allotted screen time and his character of Hodge Starkweather.

Jared Harris cast as Hodge Starkweather in ‘City of Bones’

And the casting news just keeps on coming (not that we’re complaining!)

Cassandra Clare announced that Jared Harris (Mad MenSherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows) has been cast as Hodge Starkweather in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.

Here’s what Cassie had to say:

Hodge is also a really complicated character. He’s not entirely bad, not entirely good. He’s a brilliant man led down a bad path a long time ago and he can’t turn back, but he does love those kids he tutored. So if you’ve seen either Mad Men or Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows (in which he was Moriarty), you know this guy, and you know he’s fantastic at moral ambiguity. 

He’s got SAG awards all over the place and I think he’ll really nail Hodge’s moral dilemma. Welcome, Jared!

I told you it wasn’t going to be a boring day!

Certainly not a boring day!

Harris joins the cast of Lily Collins (Clary), Jamie Campbell Bower (Jace), Robert Sheehan (Simon), Jemima West (Isabelle), Kevin Durand (Pangborn), Robert Maillet (Blackwell) and the newly announced Godfrey Gao (Magnus) and Lena Headey (Jocelyn).

Filming on The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones begins filming on August 15 in Toronto and the film is slated for an August 23, 2013 theatrical release.

What do you think of Jared as Hodge? Sound off in the comments!

Movie Monday: Taking care of the secondary characters in the film

Every Monday here at The Mortal Instruments Source is Movie Monday, where we talk about one of the many topics involving the movie adaptation of “City of Bones.”

Will the secondary characters and their storylines be taken care of in the film adaptation?

Now that we have our two leads in Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower, our attention has shifted to the secondary characters in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.

Right now Screen Gems is busy casting the secondary characters and, while we don’t yet have a casting for any of those secondary characters, I got to thinking about just how important those characters will be in the first film adaptation, City of Bones.

Of course that’s already, for the most part, decided by the screenwriter (Jessica Postigo) but scripts constantly change during production and ultimately the director (Scott Charles Stewart) will dictate that.

While we haven’t gotten a glimpse at the script, I think we can all assume that Clary and Jace will be well taken care of in the film.

I know I’m not alone when I say that I hope that Simon, Alec, Isabelle, Magnus, Luke, Hodge–and let’s not forget about Church and Chairman Meow!–are all well represented and their individual storylines are able to shine through.

Why should we be confident that it will all work out?

Two words: Cassandra. Clare.

Clare was able to weave together the Mortal Instruments world and its characters so that their story arcs all connect, thus reassuring us that the integral relationships and the events associated with them (Clary & Simon, Jace & Alec, Alec & Magnus, Clary & Magnus, Clary & Luke, Clary & Jocelyn, Simon & Isabelle, Isabelle & Alec, Hodge & the kids, Hodge & Valentine, Jocelyn & Valentine, etc.) will all be honored as the story–and (hopefully) future films and their stories–wouldn’t make sense without it.

And because I couldn’t resist, here’s a little Alec and Magnus fan video:

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