Speedman on the Future of Underworld

Will Michael and Selene return?

Scott Speedman didn’t take the news too hard when he learned he was not part of Screen Gems’ prequel Underworld 3: The Rise of the Lycans.

Promoting the release of the serial killer thriller Anamorph (opening in New York this week with an L.A. bow to follow), the actor tells ShockTillYouDrop.com, “Len [Wiseman], the director [of the first two Underworld films], texted me from New Zealand saying that the next film had werewolves and, ‘You’re not here, it’s very strange.’ It’s a prequel, so I couldn’t be in it at all.”

Don’t be so sure, stranger things have happened. As a fourth chapter that would resume with Speedman’s character Michael and his relationship with Selene (played by Kate Beckinsale): “I don’t know if there’s going to be a next one. [The prequel] might close the book on the Underworld series.”

In Rise of the Lycans, Michael Sheen and Bill Nighy return in this origin tale that ignites the feud between vampires and the Lycans. FX artist Patrick Tatopoulos makes his directing debut. Screen Gems will release the sequel in theaters on January 23, 2009.

Source: ShockTillYouDrop.com


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