New Host Photos: Jeb, Hurt Mel/Wanda, and a Kiss! is running lots of new images from The Host, which is set to release in March of 2013. All of these images and more are available in The Host: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion, but these are the first time they have shown up on line in such clarity. 

Ian and Wanderer in a gentle, calm moment.


Wanderer and Jared share a heated kiss!


A look at William Hurt as Jeb.

 Wanderer has been hurt!

Melanie fights the seekers.

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  1. Yeah, still not sure I’m happy with Ian. He looks so … thin and wimpy. Hopefully, Jake Abel’s performance will be exactly right and I will forget about that.

    • Elizabeth says:

      I agree. I’m not loving the Ian or Jared casting choices….physically. I know they are good actors… they just don’t look the part to me.

      • I think we need to wait and see the movie before we can really tell. In the book is described as being quite large and muscly which is why I don’t think Jake’s physique fits the bill. However, he may have been chosen because, as far as playing the character’s personality, he was the best. Hopefully, this is the case and his performance will be stellar. I’m okay with the other cast members. This is the only one I have a problem with.

      • traceylw62 says:

        Who remembers in the early days of Twilight when it was screamed across the internet that Robert Pattinson “could never be Edward” or when Kristen Stewart “would be a hopeless Bella”? And now…..history has been made .

        Lets wait and see 🙂

        • Yes, Tracey, which is why I said in my first comment that I hope Jake’s performance will be what sells him as Ian. I was only pointing out that Jake’s physical attributes don’t match Ian’s description in the book

        • Mila Johannson says:

          Actually, I will NEVER accept Robert Pattinson’s casting as Edward because to me, he is not the hottest guy I have ever seen like Edward is described. But the actors in The Host are good-looking, thank God. Their casting director obviously has better taste.

          • Tracey Wiederstein says:

            Yes I suppose a lot of people feel that way, and of course everyone is entitled to their opinion 🙂

          • Yes, it is just a question of perception. One of my problems with Jake Abel is that I don’t find him very attractive, yet I think Rob is one of the most gorgeous specimens of the male species I have ever laid eyes on. We all see things differently.

    • I think from the trailer jake is hot but Jared not soo hot I think in the book he is hot but in the movie NOT at all!!!

    • Yea I agree with the Jared character but Ian is hot in the movie. I think Ian is a better kisser than Jared. Ian is a Hot and Jared is not!

  2. Looks good to me !

  3. I’m not sold on just about all the casting choices. Good actors, but not for these characters. My biggest problem is with Ronan as Melanie/Wanderer. It just doesn’t feel right. Also, I’m from Tucson and moved to Phoenix when I was young, so I passed and continue to pass Picacho Peak everytime I travel from one city to the other. I loved stopping at the convience store that’s there. What I don’t get is that it is very iconic and can’t be replicated in a studio, no way, but they didn’t film, even for a few days, at Picacho to get the scenery of the mountain. Not to mention, the locations they did film at to show the desert, the New Mexico desert does not look like the Arizona desert. I know I’m picky but the reason I love the book is because I know every location mentioned in the book, which is a really cool feeling. Plus, the pics of them in the caves, somehow I pictured that they’d look dirtier, not so freshly clean. I’m hoping for the best, but I’m reserved about the film.

  4. I like all the choices….especially Jarod and Melanie! I am the same though about Ian 😉

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