With Rhona Mitra taking over as the gothy lustkitten focus of the upcoming Underworld Rise of the Lycans, people were wondering if we would ever see Beckinsale as Selene again. And it appears as if Beckinsale will actually be in the movie as well, but not like we had hoped.
ShockTillYouDrop.com says:the threequel will open and close with Selene (as played by Kate Beckinsale). When asked if it was new footage, we were told it was a scene from Len Wiseman’s 2003 Underworld that will be used to bookend this prequel.
I think it is a good idea to touch on Selene as she was so critical in the first two movies, that it just seems cheap to discard her character so ealy. But they will present Selene in short bits at the beginning and end of the film to tie it all together.
This will be taken from previously recorded clips, so Beckinsale didn’t actually report to the set, but will be included in some form.