In every book-to-film adaptation there are changes — that’s a given. Cramming a 500+ page book into a two-hour film is not easy. Some scenes or characters may be cut to accommodate the short time frame. The character that fell victim to that in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones was vampire Raphael Santiago, as there wasn’t enough time to introduce his character.
Cassandra Clare previously said that Raphael would be introduced in The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes, as we know he plays an integral role in the plot. Cassie confirmed that Raphael is in the City of Ashes screenplay.
@carstairsjem He’s in the screenplay.
— Cassandra Clare (@cassieclare) June 20, 2013
We’re just over two months away from the release of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones on Aug. 21, but there is already excitement for the next installment, The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes, which is slated to begin filming in the fall.
Who is your dreamcast for Raphael? How excited are you to see Raphael? Sound off in the comments!