Len Wiseman Says Kate Beckinsale is Returning for 'Underworld 5'
Just last month, we learned that the developing Underworld reboot was actually more of a sequel in the franchise that would focus on Divergent star Theo James in the role of David, the vampire ally of Selene who came into play when she united with her daughter and sought out the hybrid Michael Corvin (Scott Speedman) in Underworld: Awakening. There have been rumblings that the film will feature Selene and Michael's hybrid daughter Eve, because Kate Beckinsale wasn't going to return for this film. However, director Len Wiseman spoke to IGN at New York Comic-Con this weekend, and said that wasn't the case.
When asked about the future of the Underworld franchise, Wiseman said, "There’s a few things being developed right now. “There are some characters who we really liked that will be in a kind of a spin-off like we did with Rise of the Lycans, then we have another film in the works with Kate [Beckinsale] as well." That's interesting. Maybe the film developing with Theo James is just a spin-off and there's one more sequel with Beckinsale involved. Or maybe Beckinsale will just have a small role in the developing sequel and she will pass the torch to her daughter. It's tough to say, but expect plenty more Underworld down the road, because Wiseman also teased, "And then there’s a television series." Thoughts?