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Casting Talk: Looks like we have a Magnus

Filming on The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is set to begin in less than a month and there are plenty of casting announcements on the horizon.

Lily Collins (Clary), Jamie Campbell Bower (Jace), Robert Sheehan (Simon), Jemima West (Isabelle), Kevin Durand (Pangborn) and Robert Maillet (Blackwell) are the only confirmed cast members at this time.

Cassandra Clare has revealed that Alec is cast, but his identity remains a secret due to scheduling issues. Jocelyn is also cast and the studio is working out her schedule.

One role that has been interactive with fans have been some of the actors who auditioned for the role of Magnus Bane.

It’s been a role that has been documented for the past couple of months, but now it looks like we have our Magnus, and, like our Alec, his identity remains a secret.

According to a fan that attended a signing in Rhinebeck, N.Y. on July 15, author Sarah Rees Brennan, a friend of Clare, revealed to those in attendance that not only has Magnus been cast but that he is “hot.”

And she told us OVER AND OVER AND OVER how HOT the guy being cast for Magnus was. Obviously she couldn’t tell who it was!

Casting announcements should be plentiful in the coming weeks as the film shoot date fast approaches.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones hit theaters on August 23, 2013.

Who are some of your favorites for the role of Magnus? Sound off in the comments!

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23 Comments on Casting Talk: Looks like we have a Magnus

  1. Catherine Valentine // July 17, 2012 at 3:20 PM // Reply

    I hope its Shannon

  2. i hope it’s shannon too but why tell us that if no one is willing to reveal it D:<

  3. I hope it’s Ben but I would love for him to be played by Shannon too:3



  6. Alec and magnus forever!!!! // July 17, 2012 at 5:52 PM // Reply

    the supense iz killing me

  7. Chairman Meow // July 17, 2012 at 6:24 PM // Reply

    I actually hope it’s someone we haven’t seen yet.

  8. The cast of Magnus is HOT, the cast of Jace is not – how rediculous! :-C

  9. I’d rather know if the Magnus actor acts well or if he will do a good job than whether he is hot or not. This Sarah Brees Brennan sounds like a superficial teenager. ~rolling my eyes~
    Why do people want this Shannon Kook person? Who is he and what’s so great him? Is a really good actor or something?

    I think they might not release any casting news this week or maybe not until the end of the week at least as it will be overshadowed by all the Catching Fire rumours and news.

    • Yeah, I am concerned more on the acting than looks myself but the looks are a good plus =) and Shannon is a really good actor he was in Degrassi (can’t tell you what the exact season was since there were so many xD) but I fell in love with his character, Zane. He was also in a tv film called Verona which I believe is basically an all male version of Romeo and Juliet and I think he was the Romeo from the gifs that I’ve seen haha. He wasn’t always a fan favorite for Magnus but then again maybe everyone didn’t know who he was until he actually auditioned. He’s been my Magnus every since I first read the books.
      Anyway if you see a picture of him I think you’d see he fits Magnus’ description quite well so that’s probably why he’s a fan favorite now.

      • Courtney: Thanks for the reply and for telling me a bit more about Shannon Kook 🙂

  10. Aw, come on. Please tell us 😦

  11. Shannon Kook is listed on his IMBD profile and Mortal Instruments IMBD as Magnus (rumored). Rue- Check him out online, acting clips etc.

  12. JamieJace and things // July 17, 2012 at 11:33 PM // Reply

    Shannon Shannon ❤ * Crossing My Fingers*

  13. If he’s “hot, hot, hot,” I would infer it isn’t Shannon… just one person’s humble opinion – no haters pls 😉 Like Chairman Meow, I think it’ll be great if it’s someone new!

  14. I really hope it’s Shannon!!

  15. I like Shannon, I really do, but I would like to see another actors. I have confidence the studio will choose well. On purpose, I love how “Hot” sounds : )

  16. I think jamie will do a good job at playing jace they need some1 who can acted. magnus is very good with words so I dont care if his hot or not as long as he can acted really well

  17. Kitty Katt // July 18, 2012 at 10:51 AM // Reply

    im hoping for either Austin or Shannon
    i know Austin looks a bit older but, with make up he looks really well done up and in leather 🙂
    Shannon has a baby face which adds to his cuteness factor
    so im fine with either, it really comes down to who the better actor is
    no matter who it is they’d better do a good job at Magnus
    and i also have high hopes for Jamie in his role as Jace in this film
    Simon’s actor looks cute and i hope he dose a good job
    So excited to see who Alec is and if he will be a cute partner for our favorite sexy high warlock of Brooklyn, the magnificent Magnus bane ❤

    ~KityyKatt, Malec 4 eva ❤

  18. I really hope it’s Shannon. When I saw him on IMDb as rumored I freaked out but then I remember that it’s IMDb and it’s rumored but still, how amazing would it be if he was Magnus!? That would make my life! Shannon, Shannon, Shannon *fingers crossed*

  19. SHANNON KOOK ALL THE WAY! *crosses fingers*


  21. Shannon is gone on IMBD and his as well, but we have two new ones listed as rumored.

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