Actress Lily Collins is signed to play Clary Fray, Screen Gems is actively searching for someone to play Jace Wayland and we recently learned from Cassandra Clare that the studio has begun to look for Simon Lewis. With casting moving forward in the highly anticipated ‘City of Bones’ movie, the first movie in Cassandra Clare’s ‘The Mortal Instruments’ franchise fans enjoy discussing actor possibilities for other beloved characters. One of the characters that I’m most interested to see cast is the villainous Valentine Morgenstern.
According to Clare’s website Valentine led a band of rebel Shadowhunters against an army of Downworlders and nearly destroyed everything it had taken the Nephilim a thousand years to build. When his army was defeated, he slaughtered his family and took his own life — or did he? This all took place fifteen years prior to the start of ‘City of Bones.’
When it comes to casting an actor to play Valentine I asked fans what traits the actor will have to portray.
-Charming when he wants to be
– Cold and slightly unhinged
-Shows rage through his eyes but altogether composed
Some actors that are frequently discusses among fans are Paul Bettany, Robert Downey Jr., Daniel Craig, Viggo Mortensen, and Jason Isaacs.
Jason Isaacs is known for many roles. More recently he is known as Lucius Malfoy in the ‘Harry Potter’ movies.
Viggo Mortensen become a household name with his role as Aragorn in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ movies. He has also impressed audiences with performances in ‘Hidalgo’ and ‘A History of Violence’ to name just a few.
Daniel Craig is now known as the current James Bond. He will next be seen in ‘Cowboys vs. Aliens.’
Robert Downey Jr. is known for his more recent roles in the ‘Iron Man’ movies and ‘Sherlock Holmes.’
Paul Bettany has already worked with Screen Gems and ‘City of Bones’ director, Scott Stewart in the movie ‘Legion’ and the upcoming film ‘Priest.’ He is also known from his roles in ‘The Da Vinci Code’ and ‘A Beautiful Mind.’
Who do you think would play a good Valentine Morgenstern? See what fans are saying about the casting for Alec, Isabelle, and Simon.
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