Kate Beckinsale’s latest outing as the vampire Selene has been pushed back from the second half of 2016 and into early 2017. The new film will reunite her with Theo James who appeared in Underworld: Awakening, with direction by relative newcomer Anna Foerster. Underworld: Bloodwars is the fifth film in the Underworld series which has been running since 2003, the move takes the film closer to its traditional early in the year release window, which has likely benefited the series by keeping it away from strong opening weekend competition.
There were earlier reports that Kate Beckinsale would not return for Bloodwars, and there has been further speculation that this will be her final Underworld outing. Whether that turns out to be true, we’ll have to wait and see.