Cassandra Clare wrote Magnus Bane as a minor character in ‘The Mortal Instruments.’ But as his popularity grew to match his personality, so did his role in the lives of our favorite Shadowhunters. When ‘Clockwork Angel,’ (SPOILER ALERT) came out last year, fans got to see a younger and more conservative Magnus in the Victorian setting. Now he is one of the strongest links throughout the two series.
As a warlock, Magnus is very old. This is how we are able to see him in both series. In ‘The Mortal Instruments’ series he is the high warlock in New York City and may hold the key to helping Clary Fray find out who she is and more.
I asked fans what qualities an actor would have to act in order to play the beloved character. I had to narrow this list down or write every article for the next week on Magnus Bane!
-Fabulous and fun
-Always the host
-Tons of personality
-Fun on the outside but serious on the inside
-Powerful with magic
Some traits and characteristics that are often misquoted in regards to the character is his nationality and sexuality. Magnus in bi-sexual, that is why he can date Camille in ‘Clockwork Angel’ and Alec in ‘The Mortal Instruments.’ He is also said to be at least partially Asian. Since he is not completely Asian this does mean that actors other than full Asians can play him.
Fan favorites include Darren Criss, Adam Lambert, Shannon Kook-Chun and Aaron Yoo. Darren Criss is know for his role as Blaine on Fox’s hit show ‘Glee.’ Adam Lambert was the runner-up in ‘American Idol 2009-2010.’ We know he can pull off glitter very well. Shannon Kook-Chun is best known for his role in ‘Degrassi: The Next Generation.’ Aaron Yoo has the most movie credits out of this list with most notable roles in ‘21’ and ‘Disturbia.’
Did I leave out your favorite Magnus hopeful? Share your thoughts in a comment. See what fans are talking about Alec, Simon, Isabelle, and Valentine casting. You can also watch the Hollywood Crush interviews on casting Jace Wayland with Cassandra, Lily Collins, myself and Katie with Mundie Moms here.
Please note that all these names mentioned are fan opinions. I have not gotten an official word for Sony that they are casting for anyone at this time other than Jace and Simon. It is expected that we will get word on Jace casting news before Simon because who is cast as Jace will most likely read with Simon contenders before a final decision is made.
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