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When Underworld came out in 2003, it took movie-goers to a world where Vampires and Lycans (a species of Werewolf) had been fighting a secret war with one another for generations. It also launched Kate Beckinsale as Selene, a Vampire assassin, part of a team which specialized in hunting down and killing Lycans.

All in all, there were 4 Underworld movies, and they grossed a total of almost $460 million. After the fourth movie, however, the future of the franchise was put in danger when Kate Beckinsale confirmed that she did not plan to return for a Underworld 5.

Recently, though, we have had news that Lakeshore plan to reboot the franchise, with Cory Goodman ([The Last Witch Hunter](movie:618999)) coming in to write the script.

So what can we expect from a rebooted Underworld?

Underworld 5: Reboot, or Repeat?

There is a bit of a craze in Hollywood for reboots at the moment. We have seen it happen to The Amazing Spider-Man, Planet of the Apes, and even the new Jurassic Park 4 seems to want to present itself as a reboot with its new title of Jurassic World - but with the last Underworld movie coming out in 2012, and unanswered questions lingering from that movie, do fans really want to see the whole series rebooted?

Kate Mara - Eve, Selene, or Who?

Kate Mara: could she appear in Underworld 5?
Kate Mara: could she appear in Underworld 5?

Kate Mara is one name being spoken about for the lead role in Underworld 5, but who she would play is still very much up for debate.

Of course, she could be a direct replacement for Selene, but there is also the outstanding issue of Selene's daughter Eve - could this movie see a time jump and feature a grown Eve, and explore what life has in store for the hybrid Vampire/Lycan?

Of course, another option could be simply to have the movie set in the world of Underworld, with no direct reference to the story of Selene.

But what do you think is the best option for Underworld 5 / the Underworld reboot? Write in with all your own plot line ideas below!


What do you want to see in Underworld 5?


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