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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:

About Alyssa Barbieri (2800 Articles)
Alyssa is the Managing Editor for Bears Wire. You can reach her at or follow her on Twitter @AlyssaBarbieri

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