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New Magnus Bane Contender in Simon Raymond?

With filming on ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’ set to begin in just about three months, casting is in full swing and plentiful movie news is surely on the horizon.

What has emerged as hot conversation surrounding the film is the role of Magnus Bane.

Shannon Kook, of Degrassi fame, has confirmed in the past couple of weeks that he has auditioned for the role and has quickly emerged as a fan-favorite.

But it looks like Shannon has some competition.

Simon Raymond responded to one of our tweets about Magnus:

So has Raymond auditioned for Magnus?

Raymond has had roles in several television shows, including Fringe and Call Me Fitz, but is a relatively unknown talent at this time.

Check out his demo reel:

What do you think of Simon? Who would you rather see as Magnus–Simon or Shannon? Sound off in the comments!

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12 Comments on New Magnus Bane Contender in Simon Raymond?

  1. definitely shannon, he has more of “the look” i was envisioning. team shannon all the way on this one!

  2. AWildFangirlAppears // May 10, 2012 at 10:51 AM // Reply


  3. OK I’ll going with Shannon. All the way. Shannon has all the ‘Magnus swag’ thing, he’s just perfect like no other – I pray that they don’t mess up with Magnus as they did with Jace, like srsly.

  4. A few days ago I watched Degrassi for the first time and I saw Shannon and started crying because he´s just to perfect to be Magnus. :’)

  5. shannon shannon shannon!!!!! Simon looks…..SO innocent and naive…nope

  6. Simon has short hair and with Magnus it is all about the hair.

  7. Shannon please.

  8. mina blak // May 10, 2012 at 7:21 PM // Reply

    No. Just no. Shannon is my pick!

  9. Wow he is nothing compared to shannon.#Team Shannon 🙂


  11. No way! I dont really know about Shannon but that Simon guy is so not Magnus!

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