The first trailer for Underworld: Blood Wars has been released! Directed by Anna Foerster (directorial debut), the movie sees Kate Beckinsale return to her famed role of Selene, the Vampire death dealer. Blood Wars also has Charles Dance and Theo James back in their roles from previous installments. As for the story this time around, it features a new Lycan leader, Maurias, played by Outlander alum Tobias Menzies, and a whole lot of Vampire vs. Lycan action.
If you’ve seen the other Underworld movies, you know that this franchise features a whole lot of story. The battle between Vampires and Lycans has been raging on for centuries, but thankfully this new trailer keeps this untold story under wraps (for now), rather focusing solely on the blow by blow shot of Vampires and Werewolves beating the bejesus out of each other. While many may shake their heads that the trailer is loaded with CGI-heavy action, in my eyes it’s for the better. Only few are interested in Marcus’ full backstory or Selene’s family life, the real grab is the insane amounts of action this franchise has featured. Hopefully this fifth entry has learned its lesson and will dabble less in the drama side and give us action sequence after action sequence.
Check out the first trailer below, and let us know your thought in the comments. Are you a fan of the Underworld franchise? Which movies have you liked and which ones haven’t you liked? Happy to see kate Beckinsale return (me too)? Underworld: Blood Wars hits theaters on January 6th, 2017 and stars Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Tobias Menzies, Lara Pulver, and Charles Dance.