Netflix has kept millions of people entertained while they are trying to stay inside, and that doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon. Netflix has a slew is shows and movies coming to the service in May, and that includes a trio films from the fan-favorite franchise underworld. Netflix revealed its full slate release of May, and include the original Underworld, Underworld: Evolution, and Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, which will all be available on Netflix starting on May 1st. Now, this does not include the last two films in the franchise, but it’s a great way to start for those who are not familiar with the Kate Beckinsale vampire films.
Debuted in 2003, the franchise proved o have long legs, racking up five entries (and an animated movie) over the next 14 years, closing out Underworld: Blood Wars in 2017. And now the whole bloody collection is coming on Netflix for your streaming pleasure in May. But could this be a hint that a sixth film might be in the cards?
Creator Len Wiseman hints in 2017 that another sequel was in development and that they planned to continue the story of Becki sale’s Selene. Sadly, plans for this stalled, Partly due to Blood Wars grossing a franchise-low $81 million at the box office and partly because Beckinsale ruled out returning.
Her reasons for this are pretty solid: She married Wiseman after the first Underworld and the pair filed for divorce just before Blood Wars hit cinemas, so its understandable she doesn’t want to work with her ex. On top of that, in interviews, she said: ” I never anticipated doing one of those heavy-weight, very physical franchise things. It was scary to see myself on movie posters on the side of every single bus.”
Also, she’s 46 and a mother, so maybe she doesn’t want to squeeze back into spandex pants and throw down with the undead. But while Beckinsale might be out, there have been hints of an Underworld TV series in the pipeline. Who knows, perhaps Netflix acquitting the stream rights might be a hint that they have picked it up?