The #Underworld franchise will be back with its fifth installment, Blood Wars on January 6 and reprising her role as the death dealer Selene is Kate Beckinsale. (Check out the trailer below.)
Now, I crave a good vampire vs. lycan story and I love watching Beckinsale in some bloody Underworld action, but I know I’m not the only who would love to see her dominate in another franchise as well.
Looking into fun future possibilities, here are five movie franchises Kate Beckinsale should totally join after Underworld: Blood Wars.
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1. Warner Bros.'s DC Extended Universe
In Underworld she plays Selene, a deadly assassin who loves to wear black leather tights and operates in the dead of night. Doesn’t that remind you of certain feline femme fatale named Selina Kyle? Even their names have similar phonetics!
2. Marvel Cinematic Universe
The #MCU never fails to impress and one area in which it heavily excels is in their casting choices. Beckinsale should be one more addition to that fine list of actors.
After #AvengersInfinityWar and Ant-Man and the Wasp in 2018, the next film in the MCU lineup is #CaptainMarvel. With Brie Larson in the titular role, Beckinsale should join the MCU as the villain Moonstone in the Captain Marvel movie. She'd also be a perfect fit for the role of the evil Black Widow, Yelena Belova, in a possible Black Widow solo movie.
Just like the DCEU, there are many characters Beckinsale could play in the MCU, and another that perfectly fits her strong persona is the #Inhuman queen, Medusa.
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3. 20th Century Fox's X-Men Franchise
Fox has rebooted their #XMen franchise and many of the cast members from X-Men: Apocalypse could return for future installments. However, as much as I loved Olivia Munn, there’s no denying that Beckinsale (a British actress) would be an amazing Psylocke. Especially since in the comics she is also from the U.K.
Another mutant that perfectly fits Beckinsale is Polaris.
Additionally, in the #Marvel Comics Universe the character Selene Gallio, a powerful sorceress, is considered the first mutant, and that's yet another character she could definitely portray.
4. Kingsman Franchise
If there’s one franchise Beckinsale should definitely join, it’s the #Kingsman franchise.
The spy comic book film adaptation Kingsman: The Secret Service was a box-office hit in 2015 and spawned a sequel, #TheGoldenCircle, which is scheduled for release in October 2017.
If The Golden Circle is successful the series will likely continue and that's where Kate Beckinsale could bring some added firepower to the franchise by making her Kingsman debut.
5. J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World (Fantastic Beasts Series)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was a tremendously fun film and Kate Beckinsale would bring even more excitement to the series.
With three more films set to happen after Fantastic Beasts, Beckinsale could join the franchise as a new character or as a younger version of a #HarryPotter character, like Minerva McGonagall, which would be perfect casting.
Where would you like to see Kate Beckinsale take her talents next?
Let me know in the comments below!