Kate Beckinsale Underworld 4 Rumors Continue…

Published 4 years ago by , Updated March 9th, 2013 at 1:40 pm,

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Last word we heard on the Underworld front, writer John Hlavin had been tapped to pen the script for Underworld 4. The film was confirmed as a sequel to Underworld: Evolution, that would be shot in 3D (naturally) and would likely kick off a new Underworld trilogy.

But there was still one big question facing Underworld fans: would actress Kate Beckinsale be returning to the franchise? 

This question is important for two reasons:

  1. Despite what you think of her as an actress, Beckinsale is the star of this franchise.
  2. Seeing Kate Beckinsale in tight leather (or less),  in 3D, just might be the most important event in cinematic history.

Now, rumors about Beckinsale’s involvement in Underworld 4 have been abound for months now. Back in August, our friends over at Bloody-Disgusting reported hearing whispers that Beckinsale would in fact be back – as predicted by our own Rob Keyes.

Since that time, we’ve been waiting to hear official confirmation that Beckinsale will be back for Underworld 4, but nothing has come of it. Today, however, Bloody-Disgusting posted that they have confirmed Beckinsale’s return to the franchise, via a post on Variety (by way of Dubai). After doing some digging Bloody Disgusting added some specifics, which basically paint the picture of Beckinsale being obligated to return for another film unless she can wiggle her way out of it (pause for a happy visual).

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In a separate Variety article (about rebates, no less), there is mention that Beckinsale’s husband, director Len Wiseman – the man who helmed the first two Underworld films – will be directing Underworld 4. If that is true, it becomes an even shorter stretch of imagination to assume that his wife (Beckinsale) will join him.

I’m going to go ahead and back our own Rob Keyes and our friend Brad Miska over at Bloody Disgusting and predict that we’ll soon hear official confirmation of Kate Beckinsale’s return to Underworld (for at least this next film). There still is a strong possibility that if she returns, it will be in some kind of “pass the torch” capacity so that a new lead can take over the franchise. At least that’s what I’m predicting.

Underworld 4 (in 3D!) is slated for a January 21, 2011 release, so expect official casting confirmations to come soon.

Sources: Bloody Disgusting & Variety

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  1. I like the sound of that …

    • I feel that William didnt get to show his true power because they fight between him & Micheal was to short. It would have been good to see william as a hybrid to because since he was so in raged he couldnt turn into human form again, this could be tha first time he could. Also if it was left up to me I would do a sequel bringin the unknown third son in the movie and he become a lycan like william and jsut as power then later becames a hybrid but with a very different look. Even though they said he died as a mortal how do we really know that because u gotta look at it like this if all of the elders are gone who can even beat Micheal or Selene, no one so yon need someone who is stronger to put up a fight or have a unknown elder come into tha picture. Also I would still tell the story of Marcas & william to complete the puzzel & then that would tell how a new threat would be among tha new race of Lycans & vampires.

  2. please let this be true! Beckinsale must be back or no more underworld movies! and i wouldnt mind Wiseman directing again either:) tho im not certain about the storyline.. i mean they killed the first lycan in Evolution and so wudnt all the lycans be killed? didnt the legend say that? please correct me if im wrong tho. but by all means give us another underworld movie if the story is ok/good and if Kate is in it! :)

  3. Out of the three “Underworld” movies, I disliked “Evolution” the most. I realized it was because it lacked the amazing talents of Bill Nighy and Michael Sheen. Those two give solid performances each time when they could just act for the paycheck. I can't see a fourth movie being any good without Nighy or Sheen (“Evolution” certainly wasn't) and I think Kate Beckinsale realizes that too.

    • I have the same idea and have my suggestion here is mine:
      we can not have underworld without viktor. because underworld based on him, yes he was not the first one of his kind but he built the vampire empire, and ruled that.he ruled it with lies. he had the political power. most of the events in underworld happened because of him. it is true that marcus began the war but it changed to the Viktor’s war , a war between he and lycans. so all the plots are based of him. I will be so happy if they make the movie about him after the events of underworld rise of the lycans . it can contains selen , lusian ,tannis , kraven and Viktor .

  4. They need another prequil. There was too much left between the rise of the lycans and the first movie. I mean the prequil is called “rise of the lycans” and yet when you watch the first one you get the feeling that they are almost wiped out. So maybe they need the “fall of the lycans?”

  5. Blast it all!! No news of Scott Speedman??

  6. Forget an Avatar sequel…give me Kate in that outfit!

  7. Vampire/action flicks with Kate Beckinsale in tight leather never fail to amuse me :D

    Bring it on!

  8. If ever a sequel does appear, I hope everyone in the previous cast will reprise their role for this installment. Just please.

  9. I think a twist in the story would be very interesting!!! For one I would love to see a stronger adversary than Viktor and Marcus!! second I would love to see the offspring of Michael and Selene! However this all depends if they can do it in a way where it appeals to the fans (which im sure they will)

  10. Bring it! tee hee

  11. Beckinsale didn't make underworld the movie made her. The battles between the lycans and the vampires is what it's all about. This film should be about Marcus and william and how they became the first immortals and the event's leading up to the beginning of evolution. we didn't get enough back story from the beginning. all the cast could return then. how could they make a sequel that picked up after evolution since the original bloodlines were severed and the sunlight didn't burn her? That would be lame and not make sense. If thats what they end up doing I'll wait to rent it.

  12. Beckinsale didn't make underworld the movie made her. The battles between the lycans and the vampires is what it's all about. This film should be about Marcus and william and how they became the first immortals and the event's leading up to the beginning of evolution. we didn't get enough back story from the beginning. all the cast could return then. how could they make a sequel that picked up after evolution since the original bloodlines were severed and the sunlight didn't burn her? That would be lame and not make sense. If thats what they end up doing I'll wait to rent it.

  13. The rumors are that it will pick up were the second one ended. That sucks. I mean, it should pick up from the 3rd one ,because we need to see Kraven destroy Lucian’s army, Beckinsale’s character becoming a vampire, Tanus being banished, along with William’s prison being built etc. ( Apparentley ,in the 3rd movie William has already been captured ,but has not had his prison built yet)At the end of the 2nd movie the 3 elders are dead, along with Alexander, Lucian, William, etc. Unless they intend to make more mixed breeds of Michael etc. which might suck. ( Remember Blade 2′s new vampire breed were lame) In my opinion the 3rd underworld was the best, then the 1st movie, and lastly, the 2nd movie. ( Didn’t care for the way Marcus looks as a bat- too cheasy.) By the way, Beckinsale’s charachter makes a mistake in the 1st movie, by sometimes calling lycans werewolves.( Lycans were those who could change back to human form- whereas werewolves were bitten it seems by Wwilliam himself for the most part and so didnt have the will power to change back.) Anyways, we need to see more of Zita Gorog as Amelia so let’s make it another prequel PLEASE !!!!

  14. why is Ameila important, I never understood why.

  15. i heard some rumors that kate beckinsale don’t want to do this this underworld 4,that she my be obligated to do so, in my oppinion the movie without her it’s not the same, im a fan of all her movies, i thing shes great on this one to, i was not very happy whith the last one “rise of the lycans” cuz she was not on it, but listen she must have a very good reason not to have any part on the “underworld 4″ i meen realy leve her alone already. there most be a lot of girls that will be happy to do this caracter ”selene” and to my kate good lock god bless you if you ever read this! :-)

  16. honestly, people we need to have “the rise of demons” in the next movie or tv series… i think it will be more gory!
    you all seen jennifer’s body and thats some powerful stuff, a vampire would be a perfect match against a demon..
    does anyone agree?

  17. I can’t wait for Underworld 4! I DON’T want another prequil. I want the story to continue where the 2nd one left off. Kate and Scott will have to be on board. It will be great to see what new characters, actors and plots come to the story. Another prequil would be a waste of time. We already know the story, enough with the past plot lines!

  18. I too wish to see a sequel to Evolution. I want to know what Selene has become. What will she be called – a day-walking vampire? What will their newborn baby be called – a super hybrid? Perhaps after Alexander has died, his other offsprings will now fight for power? I like a post I read of Lucien being resurrected because he drank from Michael. But Lucien is a good guy. Will we have enough bad guys and powerful enough to fight against the new hybrid family of Michael and Selene? Will a mad scientist emerge to create a new deadly monster? What if Marcus’ and William’s blood somehow both mixed and absorbed by one of the dying werewolves?

  19. A good movie would move forward with a large amount of content flashing back . Someone else could play a younger Selene so that they could have some new films that were “prequels” with a different actress. As for bad guys going forward, there really is no telling how many other kids Alexander had. There could literally be hundreds out there just waiting for Victor and his people to fall.

  20. I like the sound of Lucian being resurrected. Michael Sheen was fantastic in Rise of the Lycans. We need more of him and I agree with a lot of you: a better background story about the elders, William’s prison, Selene being turned…Evolution lacked a little something. Marcus’ psychosis needed to be explained a little more

  21. Oh and yeah, Underworld 4 without Kate is just not happening for me. She needs to be there and whatever they decide to do, they better not try to make it a la Twilight

  22. I feel that William didnt get to show his true power because they fight between him & Micheal was to short. It would have been good to see william as a hybrid to because since he was so in raged he couldnt turn into human form again, this could be tha first time he could. Also if it was left up to me I would do a sequel bringin the unknown third son in the movie and he become a lycan like william and jsut as power then later becames a hybrid but with a very different look. Even though they said he died as a mortal how do we really know that because u gotta look at it like this if all of the elders are gone who can even beat Micheal or Selene, no one so yon need someone who is stronger to put up a fight or have a unknown elder come into tha picture. Also I would still tell the story of Marcas & william to complete the puzzel & then that would tell how a new threat would be among tha new race of Lycans & vampires

    • I THINK THAT IS A GOOD IDEA….. YA I WANT TO MEET HER LOL

      BEAST MODE 210

  23. i really hope they have the same cast for the fourth underworld i love and own all of the underworld movies and i am very excited to see the new one when it comes out.

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