By Mandi Bierly
July 14, 2009 at 11:10 PM EDT

Just reading this Sci Fi Wire interview with Christopher Heyerdahl, who’ll play Volturi member Marcus in The Twilight Saga: New Moon, and I realized my patience for seeing an official image of that coven is wearing increasingly thin. “Everyone looks gorgeous and deliciously lifeless,” Heyerdahl says. Release the Volturi tease now, Summit! (Or, at least at Comic-Con.)

As for Heyerdahl (Supernatural, SanctuaryStargate: Atlantis), I like where his head is at for his role:

“Here’s how I approach him. When Marcus is brought in, he’s there against his will. He and his love tried to leave an awfully long time ago. Through a series of tragic circumstances, the love of his life was killed, and he’s now being forced to stay and use his powers for the betterment of the Volturi. He’s not exactly there, waking up and looking forward to eternity. When Edward and Bella come walking in, his ability to sense the power of their connection is something that wakes him up, brings him back from the boredom of that eternal life and sparks something in him that brings Marcus as close to excitement as he can get. That idea has to be contained and expressed as little as possible to his rather power-hungry captain-in-arms, Aro, which makes for a rather interesting conflict. You might not know it, but Marcus is pretty darn excited by this love that he witnesses. At the same time, it causes him great pain with the memory of what he had and lost. It was very complex to play, especially when you are doing it with so few lines. It will be interesting to see how it is cut together.”

What do you think of Heyedahl’s take? And more importantly, are you ready to see an official Volturi image already?

For more impatient Twilight Saga: New Moon coverage, head to EW’s Twilight HQ.