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Theo James Taking Over 'Underworld' Franchise, Kate Beckinsale Not Returning

Theo James Taking Over 'Underworld' Franchise, Kate Beckinsale Not Returning

Theo James is set to be the star of the upcoming movie in the Underworld franchise!

The 29-year-old Divergent actor played a vampire in the 2013 film Underworld: Awakening and he will be joined in the new movie by two new female characters, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Kate Beckinsale has starred in the last four films in the franchise, but she will not be returning.

The new Underworld movie will not be a reboot of the franchise, but instead an expansion on the existing universe.

ARE YOU EXCITED to see Theo James in the new Underworld movie?

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  • Lore

    I love him! if there is some romance, the girl will be Selene’s daughter

  • simone

    After seeing him in Divergent I think he is adorable! But I’m not a fan of the Underworld movies and I hate vampire movies in general. Theo is really a good actor. He should do better movies. I guess Underworld will pay him a lot of money.

  • pam

    He’s gorgeous in a dark and mysterious way and he’s a really good actor too. Anyways I was tired of seeing Kate, it was getting redundant and Theo is a much better actor than her so I think underworld is going to do much better now and get the big audiences that the first films had again.

  • Joe


    LOL! Theo James is a poor actor, and nowhere near as good as Kate Beckinsale. Don’t make me laugh. He sucks, and Underworld is pretty much over without Kate Beckinsale.

  • Justin

    I am looking forward to seeing him in the Underworld movies.

  • reeven

    No Kate Beckinsale and no Scott Speedman?…Booo : (

  • dee


  • Melanie

    Thank God it’s not a reboot!! Theo looked very hot in the last Underworld movie.

  • Jesse

    @Joe: If you think Kate Beckinsale is a good actress and a better one than Theo, then you have really poor judgment in acting, period. She was getting tiring in the last two underworld movies and that’s the honest to god truth. Same old boring storyline and she only gets hired by her husband to do his movies and not by anyone else in Hollywood, mmhm a great actress right there Joe lmfao. Good luck to Theo, the storyline needs a major shakeup.

  • Emy

    Without Kate this wouldn’t be the same! She’s a great Selene! Love her <3

  • JeffDJ

    I’m glad this won’t be a reboot. Theo James was good in “Awakening”, and it’ll be interesting to see where his character is at in the new film.

  • the truth

    That franchise sucked with Kate Beckinsale in it. And Theo James might be hot but he is a bad actor…why does Hollywood keep doing this? Just stop this Underworld crap already.

  • Cher

    Yes!!! Great news!!

  • reba

    I LOVE Theo, but I think they need to put the Underworld Franchise to bed already.

  • Jeremiah Krouse

    THey had to ruin underworld for me.

  • pauleyuk

    Well without Kate there is no underworld simple. One straight to dvd I will be giving a miss to.

  • doctor doom

    Is he going to be a main character in Underworld 5? Why won’t Kate Beckinsale be returning? She has been in Underworld Movies except for third film.