Underworld 3: Rise of the Lycans Prequel On The Way

I guess it comes as no surprise to hear that a third Underworld movie is on the way. It seems that no one in Hollywood can let a trilogy opportunity go untouched. I actually didn’t mind the first one, and although I didn’t see the second, at least it involved all of the original players. Underworld 3: Rise of the Lycans is going to be a prequel (couldn’t you tell by the word “Rise” in the title?), and neither director Len Wiseman nor his wife Kate Beckinsale are directly involved (although Wiseman is producing). Instead, creature FX artist/production designer Patrick Tatopoulos will be making his directorial debut, with Michael Sheen (Lucian), Bill Nighy (Viktor) and Rhona Mitra set to star.

The story will focus on Lucian’s role in the Lycan uprising over their Death Dealer masters, shifting the perspective of the series to the werewolves instead of the vampires. Danny McBride, who wrote the screenplay for the first two movies, has penned the script for this one as well. No release date has been set, but shooting will commence in January. Will this prequel manage to attract an audience without the presence of Kate Beckinsale? I can’t see it doing as well as the first two, but I’m guessing the series has enough fans at this point that it will still turn a profit. Personally, I can’t say I’m too interested however.

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  • Death Dealer

    hmzz i’ve heard, i think kate beckensale is almost Underwold, why would leave out the main character?

    I’m not interested in the lycans but i want to know who’s lying in that third tomb ‘in the mansion’. If yu look very good yu can count three graves (Viktor, Marcus, and another)

    We will have to hope for a Underworld 4:P WITH SELENE!!!!!

  • Mactruk

    I enjoied both underworld movies and still watch them today. I was hoping to see the next one to be continued from Underworld Evolution now that Marcus and William are dead and Selene being changed by the blood of Alexander Corvinus. I just hope that this prequel turns out to be as good as the first two, and after they are done with this prequel I just hope that they will finally continue on with Selene and Michael’s battle with the remaining Lycans and Vampires being hell bent to destroy them for what they have done. Also the Mythology and secrets have all been explained in the first two movies, so by doing a prequel will only prolong what us fans really want to see and know. I also know that Selene was not turned until after Lucian had stolen the key to Williams cell, but that should not keep Kate Beckinsale from being in Underworld 3 since the part of Lucian getting the key is what caused Viktor to kill her family and turn her in the first place. So if anything she should be in the movie even if it is towards the end. So hopefully after they do this prequel they will begin to break new ground for the Underworld Trilogy.

    To answer Death Dealer’s question the third tomb was for Amelia. There are 3 elders Marcus, Viktor, and Amelia. Amelia was arriving to awake Marcus in the first movie when Selene woke up Viktor out of turn due to her suspicions of Kraven’s alliance with Lucian.

  • Tolkienfreak62

    I FOR ONE AM A MOVIE JUNKIE AS MY HEALTH DOES NOT PERMIT ME TO DO MUCH. I LOVED ALL THE UNDERWORLDS AS I, ALSO LOVE ANYTHING WITH VAMPIRES(well most, not the mindless ones)ANYWAY WHY WOULD SELENE EVEN BE IN IT DID YOU WATCH THE FILM ? WHEN SHE SAID DO YOU EVEN BELIVE THE STORY ABOUT LUCIAN THAT KRAVEN TOLD VICTOR, AS THEN REPLYED WELL VICTOR BELIVED IT?SHE ALSO DID SAY THAT VIKTOR SAID THE WAR HAD SPILLED INTO HER HOME, BUT, DID’NT WE LEARN HE WAS LYING AND USING THAT AS AN EXCUSE? THOUGH I LOVE KATE BECKINSALE I DON’T THINK SHE REALLY HAS A PLACE IN IT? I FOR ONE AM EXCEITED TO SEE MORE BACK STORY AND MICHEAL SHEEN AS LUCIAN !AND OF COURSE BILL AS VIKTOR(he is awesome in any role he plays!)AND , I DO HOPE AS A RABID FAN THAT THEY DO ANOTHER SEQUEL AFTER THIS AND EXPLAIN HER NEW FOUND POWERS. TOLKIENFREAK62

  • I WAS ABSOLUTELY JOYOUS WHEN I HEARD THEY WERE MAKING THE PREQUEL.
    THE BOOK BLOOD ENEMY EXPLAINS WHAT HAPPENED WITH THE WAR BUT NEVER REALLY GOT INTO ALL THE BATTLES.
    SELENE ISN’T IN THE PREQUEL MAINLY CAUSE IT WAS BEFORE HER TIME.
    SELENE IS ONLY 600 YRS OLD.
    THE WAR STARTED 100 YRS BEFORE THAT.
    THEY COMMISSIONED HER FATHER TO BUILD THE CAGE FOR WILLIAM LONG AFTER HIS CAPTURE.
    THEY GET INTO HAVING SILVER MINES THEY MOST LIKELY PLACED HIM IN FOR THE TIME THEY DIDN’T HAVE A WAY TO KEEP HIM LOCKED UP. IM SURE THAT WAS THERE METHOD.
    WHEN ALL WAS PEACEFUL AND SOME YEARS LATER AS SELENE SAYS IT. THATS WHEN VIKTOR DECIDED TO HAVE AT HER FAMILY TO KEEP THE SECRET ABOUT WILLIAMS TOMB,AND FILL HIS OWN GREED FOR HUMAN BLOOD.
    LIKE ANY FATHER, VIKTOR TOOK TO SELENE BECAUSE SHE WAS JUST LIKE HIS DAUGHTER WHO HE KILLED WITH EXTREME REGRET.
    I LOVE THESE MOVIES AND CANT WAIT TO SEE THE NEXT ONE AND THE NEXT ONE.

    AND I TOTALLY AGREE THEY NEED TO MAKE A 4TH ONE TO EXPLAIN WHAT HAPPENS AFTER ALL THE ELDERS ARE DEAD AND SELENE IS THIS NEW SPECIES.

    THERE WAS A THIRD TOMB. I TRIED TELLING SOMEONE BUT THEY DISAGREED.
    THE PREQUEL BOOKS SPEAKS OF ANOTHER ELDER BUT SHE DIED BEFORE SONJA AND LUCIAN ATTACHED.

    THAT WAS VIKTORS WIFE.

    ALSO MARCUS HAD A SON NAMED NICOLAE WHO SEEMINGLY HAD ALL THE TASTE AND RUTHLESSNESS THAT LESTAT HAS.

    VISIT MY WEBPAGE: VAMPIRE: I AM KEEPING EVERYONE UPDATED ON THE NEXT UNDERWORLD AND YOU CAN LEARN A LITTLE MORE ABOUT VAMPIRES.

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  • Unholy

    (stares blankly)…

    Sweet, another movie i can watch. but i do like the idea of selene turning up at the end! but also, i want to know what happens from now! wwwaaahhh! Michael is the last remaining hybrid. come on, thats something wroth explaining, does he get hunted, does selene die! so many questions. (hopefully selene doesnt die. thats sad) come on! i want to know what the vampires will do, with no leaders or elders! COME ONNNNNN!

    (fixes up hair)
    Hmm, nevertheless, i believe lycans are pretty cool. i want to be a lycan like these in underworld. why is their no female lycans btw? thats pretty confusing!
    i mean there is female and male vampires!!

  • raineundead

    Death Dealer, the third grave is marked with an A, for Amelia, the third Vampire elder who was slaughtered in the very first Underworld movie (you know, in the train? Remember?). The whole thing about the first Underworld is that there was supposed to be a reunion with the house where Viktor and Marcus usually reign over that they left in the care of Kraven, and the house that Amelia reigns over. Amelia was also in the beginning of Underworld Evolution that was set in the Dark Ages. She was the chick in all the armor. There’s no mystery behind who’s (supposed to be) in the third grave.

  • yt

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  • first of all… how in tha hell can you have another underworld without kate beckinsale as selene, thats like taking selene out of the picture completely! you need to show what really happens… selene and michael start the new species together… come on you cant forget that seductive love making scene between selene and michael… they will create more of their kind. the first born hybrid.

  • grem

    i dunno why theym botherin with a 3rd underworld if Kate Beckinsale ay it.it woe be worth watchin. if u ask me its doomed from the start without its main character. the new blade movie won’t have wesley snipes in so u can bet thats doomed aswell. why do they make trilogies and change the main actors?? theyv got no chance of doing as well as if they kept to the same line up.

  • les dire les aclarare sus dudas sobre la tersera tumba esta pertenese a amelia la cual estaba viva y regresaba para despertar a marcus y ella poder descansar en su pertenesiente aposento eeeeeeeee……… pero la acesinaron antes de llegar y despues avictor y por ultimo marcus pero recordemos a victor le quitaron un buentajo de cabesa y sin olvidar que despues lorajaron para sacarle la yabe de wiliam y de marcus nise able porque el quedo como ensalada y la causante de eso fue selene AAA PERO AQUI VIENE LO VUENO A AMELIA SOLO LA DESANGRARON ASIQUE ESPERO TENGAMOS LA SUERTE DE BER A AMELIA EN LA PARTE 5 DE UNDERWOLD GRASIAS.

  • Heather E

    All I have to say is watch the trailer for the 3rd Underworld “Rise of the Lycans”. It gave me chills. I loved the first two and even though Beckinsale will not appear in this one it is still on my list of must see movies in theater. From the preview I saw alot of the original players. Not only that we will get to learn more about Victors daughter played by Rhona Mitra.
    http://www.entertheunderworld.com

  • vukodlak

    First of all, The 3rd grave is for Amelia. 3 graves, 3 vampire elders, no mystery there. Secondly, although I am disappointed that Kate(selene) is not in it(because my god is she eye candy), I understand that this movie is set in a time BEFORE her family was killed, before she was turned, and before she became a death dealer. The trailer leads me to believe this 1 will not disappoint, I hope I am not wrong.

  • cjacquez

    I know that Kate won’t be in this 3rd film but what about Shane Brolly (Kraven) he was the one who took the brand from Lucian to proove his death to Viktor. I have both movies (will be getting them on blue ray) and am excited about the 3rd movie as well because it tells more of the back story. I don’t feel like they are replacing anyone just giving us more info that we may need in the 4th. Can’t wait to see it.

  • roehlz

    this one will be a blast

  • rthurman

    i too am dissapointed that selene is absent from the prequel, but judging from the trailers,it seems to be well worth watching. i too would like to see a fourth movie and for that matter as many as can be made, because i love these films!! so, don’t let us down!! keep the underworld alive and well!

  • Will

    First off lets start of why theres no female lycans… You could say that becuz viktor wanted only the strongest slaves that hed pick only males.. 2nd a female lycan will die during birth to her new lycan its in the mythology. And selene isnt a new speices shes a hybrid just like michael is. Alexander wasnt a vampire or a lycan he was only an immortal. Now heres what i would have wished to see but would have never becuz michael wouldnt b able to stop a HYBRID WILLIAM if marcus had bite his brother… Imagine a winged lycan… it would b over biitchess!

  • Scott Pike

    No, it is not in any mythology I studied about werewolves. In those stories there are female and male werewolves both born from tainted ancestors and bitten. Even if females did die in childbirth, (which seems really unlikely since they have super regenerative abilities that heal them of any wound and and make them practicly immortal) they would still give birth to female werewolves and they could still bite females to turn them into werewolves. I think they don’t show female werewolves because the chauvinist and dont think a female werewolf could be both sexy and dangerous the way a female vampire could.

  • bella

    I love these movies.they rock.and katlin would u tell me where ur webpage is,coz i want to read some vampire stories.selene also is great.

  • Daria

    not a reply but a question dose she die???? at the end? im so confused

  • Kat

    there are no female lycans for the pure fact that lucian would probably not convert any females. he is a good guy so it would most likely be hard for him to do.
    remember there is a difference between werewolf and lycan. there ARE female werewolves as we know because one of them gave birth to lucian but when lucian was born he started the breed of lycan and only males were used because those were the slaves at the time. so that explains why there were no female lycans up to that point. but even afterwards when lucian was free can you honestly imagine lucian turning a female into a lycan? i cant.

  • This movie is AMAZING. I was God smacked with the weaponry, love and betrayel this story gives. But I am so confused of this. If Lucian took the neclace that Sonja wore for over many years that seemingly opens Williams prison, how did Selene get it when she was young. If Lucian had it, then when Selene was a child in Underworld Evolution they show scenes of her as a child with the neclace. But you can see Lucian at the end with it. Did they creat a new one so her father could make Williams prison? Also yes Michael and Selene are both hybrids but they have even proved that Selene has a child named Nissa. A hybrid both lycan/vampire. But someone please tell me how Selene has the neclace years after Sonja’s death when Lucian has it?