As first revealed by Movie Pilot, Screen Gems and Lakeshore Entertainment have released four exclusive character posters to spark more interest in Underworld: Blood Wars. In the character posters, we are re-introduced to some familiar characters as well as get to see another glimpse of the antagonist for the fifth installment in the Underworld series.
Kate Beckinsale returns as Selene, the primary anti-hero in the series, excluding the prequel Lycan movie. As we seen in the poster, her main focus for the film may be to protect the bloodline. Considering the amount of animosity the vampires and the Lycans still have for one another, she has her work cut out for her. Another element that we see in the poster is her hair, something that was commented on quite a bit on social media after the trailer first came out. What is behind this transformation? Is it a merging of the bloodlines? We will find out when the movie comes out.
Charles Dance returns as the vampire Thomas, the butt who betrayed Selene in the last movie Underworld: Awakening. He offered up Selene’s daughter to the Lycans in order to find an antidote. Not only does that create tension between them, but his son was saved by Selene in the last movie and is now her protégé.
Theo James is returning as David. Due to the events of the previous movie, he is now serving Selene. According to the trailer, he may have a pivotal role in the upcoming Blood Wars. Honestly, though, I just want to see him do something other than that Divergent series.
And here is where we get a look at the new antagonist for the series – Marius. Tobias Menzies will be portraying the character and, based off the tagline, it appears that power is what he craves. And he wields it well. In the trailer, he is able to go head to head with Selene. It also looks like he has no problem with eradicating everyone in his path. I can’t wait to see what the movie has in store for him.
The synopsis for the upcoming movie is as follows:
The next installment in the blockbuster franchise follows Vampire death dealer, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) as she fends off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her. With her only allies, David (Theo James) and his father Thomas (Charles Dance), she must stop the eternal war between Lycans and Vampires, even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice.
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Underworld: Blood Wars will be released in theaters on January 6, 2017. Make sure you check out the trailer below and let us know what you think about these new character posters.