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Sigourney Weaver May Join The Mortal Instruments Franchise



The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones hasn’t even hit theaters yet and a sequel is already in the works from Constantin Film Produktion. While the fantasy adventure movie, starring Lily Collins as a demon killing “Shadowhunter,” is set for release on August 21, news has surfaced that Sigourney Weaver is in talks to appear in the next film, as the leader of the Shadowhunters, no less.

The prospective film franchise, based on Cassandra Clare‘s book series of the same name, canters around a young woman named Clary Fray, as she discovers that she is part of a line of Shadowhunters who take it upon themselves to kill demons. The first movie in the series already features plenty of recognizable actors, especially actors who have worked on nerdy favorites. Lena Headey, know as Cersei Lannister on Game of Thrones, plays Clary Fray’s mother, while Robert Sheehan of Misfits, Jonathan Rhys MeyersJamie Campbell Bower, Kevin Zegers, CCH Pounder, and Jemima West also appear in the film. If Sigourney Weaver does join the cast for The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes, the series will provide for us both Lena Headey and Weaver as demon-fighting matriarchs, which is certainly a good reason to keep an eye on the series as it continues.

Weaver’s possible role in and of itself provides much to look forward to. The character, who is determined to avenge her son’s murder, is described as the focused and “ruthless” Shadowhunter leader in City of Ashes. It seems likely that this character is Inquisitor Imogen Herondale, a character who is featured most prominently in City of Ashes and works in tandem with the council that leads the Shadowhunters. The character seems intriguing, imperfect, and quite focused on personal goals considering her leadership role. Hopefully this means that Weaver will be able to play a strong female leader with a complex background.

The second installment in The Mortal Instruments series of films is set to begin shooting in October, while a prequel based on Clare’s novels is also underway.  These plans apparently were made regardless of the fact that the first installment has yet to grace theaters. However, with so many stars in the series, and more on the way, it seems that The Mortal Instruments is gearing up to ensure it is a large, and noticed, franchise, even if some of us have been confusing the budding franchise with Beautiful Creatures.

(via Empire Online, image via IMDb via USA)

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  • Sarah Brockman

    Going to nitpick (and show my obsession with the books) here, but the Inquisitor isn’t technically the sole leader of the Shadowhunters. Her role is alongside the Consul, and they both have different duties that can be augmented or offset by the Shadowhunter Council.

    Fandom-ness aside, Weaver would be PERFECT for the role. The Inquisitor is a character with deep flaws and a backstory that unfolds over the course of the series, and Weaver’s acting style will play to this very well.

  • Nat

    I’d much rather talk about CC’s plagirism issues but ya know it was fan fiction so does it matter (i think it does when she mostly recycled her old work but whatever)

  • Brittany K

    Can I just say that Daniel Sharman would be so perfect for Will Herondale? And Osric Chau for Jem. At least in my opinion. Probably a bit early for me to be thinking about TID casting though seeing as TMI isn’t even out yet.

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    Sharman would be so perfect for Will Herondale? And Osric Chau for Jem.
    At least in my opinion. Probably a bit early for me to be thinking
    about TID casting though seeing as TMI isn’t even out yet.

  • Anonymous

    Good news. I just wish there would be a fantasy-based movie franchise once in a blue moon that wasn’t adapted from “young adult fantasy novels” cuz yaknow…. old people have great fantasy novels too.

  • Ashe

    Or better yet, a fantasy based movie franchise that isn’t based off anything prior.

  • Ashe

    Okay, I freaking love Sigourney Weaver. She embodies everything cool, classy and authoritative without even trying. I look forward to whatever she’s in.

    I mean, she was the only good thing about Abduction.

  • not-so-small-mercies

    I hope TID gets made (I’ll take a miniseries, GOT has shown that it can work), if only for it having one of the most original takes on and resolutions of the YA Literary love triangle that I have read outside of Tamora Pierce’s work :)

  • Brittany K

    Yessss. I just really hope that if it does get made they don’t change that. I know a lot of people were unhappy with it, but I personally thought it was awesome :D