Aug 27th, 2009 | By | Category: Fandom, Featured Articles, Movie News

Full Name: Marcus
Status: Vampire
Group: Volturi Coven
Date of Birth: Around 1300 BC
Date of Transformation: Unknown
Special Abilities: He sees the strength of the relationships between people

“You already know what you’ll do, Aro.”

Marcus is the most detached of the Volturi leaders. The loss of his mate has essentially turned him into a zombie over the centuries. He is surprised by the intensity of Bella and Edward’s relationship.


  1. The Volturi include: Aro, Caius, and Marcus as the leaders, and then Jane, Alec, Demetri, Felix, Heidi, and several other unnamed members of the guard.
  2. The Volturi are similar to a ruling body, and protect the secret of vampires by wiping out any “problems” as vampire law defines.
  3. The Volturi live in an ancient Tuscan city called “Volterra”.
  4. Aro and Jane’s powers do not work on Bella.

Director Chris Weitz on the Volturi
“No matter how strange one of the characters is in a work of fantasy, I think you have to approach them as people and then so you start to think, ‘They’ve been around for 2,000 years. How would they interact with one another?’ The conclusion was that after 2,000 years you’d probably be more than mildly insane. No matter how cultured or gracious you appear on the surface. And I think that’s what Michael Sheen managed to portray as Aro, the head of the Volturi — on the surface he’s terribly gracious, warm, a wonderful host and at the same time he’s lethal and frightening. It’s also what Dakota Fanning conveys as Jane. She’s innocent looking in appearance but she’s absolutely deadly. The first thing I wanted to do was put them in a setting that wasn’t Dracula’s castle. There have been so many vampire movies and werewolf movies and horror movies where everything has been dark and dreary. Instead, their headquarters is surprisingly light and crisp. And the characters that they play have a kind of a tactile reality to them in spite of how bizarre their situation is really. The whole point is not to leave Forks, Washington where everything has really been quite realistic and then suddenly go to a location that completely throws you out of the movie. And the set although it’s huge and grand and magnificent actually feels like a real place.”

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12 Comments to “Marcus… REVEALED!”

  1. Jess says:

    I know a lot of people are going to be bashing this picture of Marcus. But I personally like the creepy factor he’s got going on. He reminds me a LOT of how I picture Dracula and, in all honesty, a creepy look for a silent, detached, 3000 year old vampire (or however old he is) is a good way to go.

  2. Nellie says:

    Ya wow.. Definitely a creaper

  3. Tara K. says:

    AREN’T THEY SUPPOSED TO BE GOOD-LOOKING?????!!!!!!!!!!!!??????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ???????????

    1) He looks like someone you would see on the “WANTED” list for stalking and abusing people.
    2) Ugly (Like a creaper-ugly).
    3) He looks like he was using something illegal.
    4) I feel bad for the actor that has to look like that.

  4. Jamie says:

    I was wondering how they were going to make him “beautiful”, he does pull off an “ancient” look though. I can’t wait to see the movie now, to see how well the actors playing the Volturi play the parts. I agree with Jess, the creepy factor totally fits the personality of Marcus.

  5. Samantha Cullen says:

    I pictures Marcus of being younger then he is now (I’m talking about his human age) but he does look very creepy though 🙂

  6. Samantha Cullen says:

    I meant pictured lol

  7. V says:

    He looks a little scared, to me, for some reason…

  8. Brandi says:

    I have seen tons of comments about how they look ‘freaky’ or ‘creepy’… UM aren’t they suppose to be?! they look great in my opinion!

  9. Linzie says:

    he looks creepy…the dude that plays caius was cute til i saw the pic dakota can’t work the red eyes

  10. Jess S. says:

    Wow! I’m so excited I always imagined them as looking old and withered even though they aren’t really supposed to be that way. I think this is perfection! Can’t wait to see the movie over, and over again!

  11. Shannonbeans says:

    I am very excited to see the Volturi on the screen, in action. They look creepy in the photos. The only qualm I have with the group is their skin. In the books they are described as having skin that is nearly translucent [from age, I suppose], but here they look surprisingly solid and strong.


    still looking forward to it!!

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