Thank you to Sony Entertainment for this newly released still. It’s the second to last day of #ShareMortalLove, and I know everyone is excited about this reveal. The day has come, February 13th, that we FINALLY get a sneak peek at the outlandish Magnus Bane, played by Godfrey Gao, the saving grace in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.
Magnus Bane is quite the dimensional character, he’s the high warlock of Brooklyn, with asian blood, he’s quite the flamboyant dresser, and literally has cat eyes. Oh, and did I mention he is also immortal. His eyes are the only evidence of his magical abilities, but most of the time warlock’s are cursed with other more distinct animal part, like a tail. Warlocks are also the offspring of a demon and human, however they cannot reproduce themselves. So we won’t be seeing any little cat eyed babies. He’s a huge help to the shadowhunter’s of New York, and is loved by all readers of Cassandra Clare’s bestselling novels.
Without further ado our first sneak peek at Magnus Bane… Click for a closer look
Also MTV put out an interview today with Godfrey Gao about his character.
“I love Magnus Bane’s character because [he] can live forever and never age a day, and who doesn’t want to live forever?” Gao told MTV News. “I also love that Magnus is a flamboyant party animal, and it’s fun to be described that way compared to the other characters I’ve portrayed previously. Magnus is so out there, he’s definitely a character I will never forget!”
Magnus’ “out there” persona boasts plenty of theatricality in his dress and personal grooming (evidenced by our first look photo). And, surprisingly, Gao said the transformation didn’t translate to hours in the makeup chair.
“Magnus’ extravagant style of dress and makeup was quite the hot topic when I arrived to shoot in Toronto. All the glitter, nail polish, eye-liner and the outfits combined made Magnus the character that everyone loves and envisioned in their minds,” Gao said. “While I never spent more than 30 minutes for hair and makeup, the results for Magnus’ style … let’s just say the hair, makeup and costume team/departments did a fantastic job of styling my character, and I enjoyed every single moment of transforming into Magnus! The warlock outfit with the black cape and hoody was very intriguing as well!”
Those interested in the warlock’s backstory (beyond Clare’s “The Mortal Instruments” and “The Infernal Devices” series) should keep an eye out for a spin-off, e-serialization called “The Bane Chronicles,” which will be released in 10 installments starting April 16.
Catch Magnus Bane and the rest of the cast in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones this August, and if you can’t wait for the movie, start reading Cassandra Clare’s Infernal Devices series. The Magical Bane is a key character in the series as well.
Tomorrow is the last day of #ShareMortalLove, so get up to date with everything we have on City of Bones.