Kate Beckinsale Returns for Underworld 3

Kinda. Sorta. Okay, so not really. But you will see Kate Beckinsale and her Selene character at the beginning and at the end of “Underworld 3: Rise of the Lycans”, because according to the boyos at Shock Til You Drop, the producers will be reusing scenes from Len Wiseman’s first “Underworld” movie to bookend the latest installment. That means Kate, in tight black leather, will open and close the film, probably re-using the voiceover narration about the ongoing war between Lycans and vampires or some such as well.

This from STYD:

Today, ShockTillYouDrop.com had the opportunity to swing on down to Luma Pictures in Venice, California where director Patrick Tatopoulos previewed a number of scenes from his upcoming Underworld: Rise of the Lycans. While there, we got to talking with one crew member who revealed the threequel will open and close with Selene (as played by Kate Beckinsale). When asked if it was new footage, we were told it was a scene from Len Wiseman’s 2003 Underworld that will be used to bookend the film.

Couldn’t they have convinced Kate Beckinsale to come back and do a day or two? Heck, her husband is producing the movie, and according to some behind-the-scenes pictures, he’s actually there on set doing actual producing. Maybe ol Len doesn’t quite have the pull with the old lady as we thought…

Below: “See, Len, like I tell ya, sometimes you just gotta choke a bitch. Know what I mean?”



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  • vicki

    I think this film is going to be f***in s**t with out kate beckinsale in it..it just wont be the same..she is excerlent. and viktor the king of the deaf dealers well he died in the 2nd one..so you really have made this one look rubbish and with what most people are sayin who have seen it in the thearte its rubbish…so im sorry but this one will not beat the 1st and 2nd. and sonja will never beat selene.put kate back in it and make a 4th with her. i will watch the film but i will always prefer kate in them

    • Brian

      think this film is going to be f***in s**t with out kate beckinsale in it..it just wont be the same..she is excerlent. and viktor the king of the deaf dealers well he died in the 2nd one..so you really have made this one look rubbish and with what most people are sayin who have seen it in the thearte its rubbish…so im sorry but this one will not beat the 1st and 2nd. and sonja will never beat selene.put kate back in it and make a 4th with her. i will watch the film but i will always prefer kate in them

      Holy shit…..ok let me start with….the word is “excellent” not “excerlent”, the word is “death” not “deaf”. The word is “Theatre” or “theater” not Thearte. WOW! It’s called spell check, takes maybe a minute to complete. WOW!

  • vicki

    I think this film is going to be f***in s**t with out kate beckinsale in it..it just wont be the same..she is excerlent. and viktor the king of the deaf dealers well he died in the 2nd one..so you really have made this one look rubbish and with what most people are sayin who have seen it in the thearte its rubbish…so im sorry but this one will not beat the 1st and 2nd. and sonja will never beat selene.put kate back in it and make a 4th with her. i will watch the film but i will always prefer kate in them

    • Brian

      think this film is going to be f***in s**t with out kate beckinsale in it..it just wont be the same..she is excerlent. and viktor the king of the deaf dealers well he died in the 2nd one..so you really have made this one look rubbish and with what most people are sayin who have seen it in the thearte its rubbish…so im sorry but this one will not beat the 1st and 2nd. and sonja will never beat selene.put kate back in it and make a 4th with her. i will watch the film but i will always prefer kate in them

      Holy shit…..ok let me start with….the word is “excellent” not “excerlent”, the word is “death” not “deaf”. The word is “Theatre” or “theater” not Thearte. WOW! It’s called spell check, takes maybe a minute to complete. WOW!

  • Neuromancer

    WARNING!!!! THIS COMMENT CONTAINS SPOILERS SO PLEASE DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVE NOT WATCHED UNDERWORLD 3: RISE OF THE LYCANS YET. UNLESS YOU DON’T CARE FOR IT. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

    So i just finished watching this movie. I didn’t have much hope for it, but it’s turned out to be a surprisingly good movie.

    Needless to say i was a bit surprised when the story started to make sense and the acting was top notch.

    Rhona Mitra as Sonja was very well cast. Her likeness to Kate Beckinsale within the context and look of this movie is uncanny and really well thought out.

    The end was bookmarked with the beginning scene of the first Underworld with Kate Beckinsale where she’s kneeling on top of the tower in the rain. It was a very nice end to the movie and the narration explained the loose ends as i kept wondering how Selene fits into the storyline having killed off Sonja’s character.

    The entire movie i was under the impression that Sonja was Selene. I didn’t figure it out until the very end that they were two very different characters. I watched the first Underworld when it came out and so i didn’t remember the finite details of the storyline, nor Kate Beckinsale’s character name.

    Overall, i really liked the movie. I thought it was well done, the special effects were good. Rhona Mitra did an excellent job as Sonja and the storyline had real nice continuity in the prequel context, establishing the details leading up to the war between the two races and ultimately the rise of the Lycans.

  • Neuromancer

    WARNING!!!! THIS COMMENT CONTAINS SPOILERS SO PLEASE DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVE NOT WATCHED UNDERWORLD 3: RISE OF THE LYCANS YET. UNLESS YOU DON’T CARE FOR IT. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

    So i just finished watching this movie. I didn’t have much hope for it, but it’s turned out to be a surprisingly good movie.

    Needless to say i was a bit surprised when the story started to make sense and the acting was top notch.

    Rhona Mitra as Sonja was very well cast. Her likeness to Kate Beckinsale within the context and look of this movie is uncanny and really well thought out.

    The end was bookmarked with the beginning scene of the first Underworld with Kate Beckinsale where she’s kneeling on top of the tower in the rain. It was a very nice end to the movie and the narration explained the loose ends as i kept wondering how Selene fits into the storyline having killed off Sonja’s character.

    The entire movie i was under the impression that Sonja was Selene. I didn’t figure it out until the very end that they were two very different characters. I watched the first Underworld when it came out and so i didn’t remember the finite details of the storyline, nor Kate Beckinsale’s character name.

    Overall, i really liked the movie. I thought it was well done, the special effects were good. Rhona Mitra did an excellent job as Sonja and the storyline had real nice continuity in the prequel context, establishing the details leading up to the war between the two races and ultimately the rise of the Lycans.

  • jay b

    ok well im buying my copy today an hoping for a good outcome as i am in love with the underworld series

    victor is the shit however he did infact die in the second movie which why they brought him back was dumb when there’s still what two other leader’s of death dealer’s. But ok i guess it’s cool cause victor was badass. But if im guessing how its gonna be then this movie is supposed to be the movie before the first two to explain about the lycans so therefore victor would still be living

    an the back that selene isn’t in it def. Pissed me off cause she def. make’s the movie. But it is gonna be pretty badass to see sonja an the storyline behind that

    well can’t wait to see it either way!

  • jay b

    ok well im buying my copy today an hoping for a good outcome as i am in love with the underworld series

    victor is the shit however he did infact die in the second movie which why they brought him back was dumb when there’s still what two other leader’s of death dealer’s. But ok i guess it’s cool cause victor was badass. But if im guessing how its gonna be then this movie is supposed to be the movie before the first two to explain about the lycans so therefore victor would still be living

    an the back that selene isn’t in it def. Pissed me off cause she def. make’s the movie. But it is gonna be pretty badass to see sonja an the storyline behind that

    well can’t wait to see it either way!

  • Cary

    Underworld Series will not be a Hit if Kate Beckinsale is not in the cast. She is too HOT and FANTASTIC as Selene.

  • Cary

    Underworld Series will not be a Hit if Kate Beckinsale is not in the cast. She is too HOT and FANTASTIC as Selene.