Beckinsale is in Underworld 3
A little miffed that you won't be seeing Kate Beckinsale in Underworld: Rise of the Lycans? Well it turns out she will be in the third film, just not for very long.
If you want to know how they are pulling it off, head inside.
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, tells the story of the war between the Vampires and Lycans (werewolves). Michael Sheen plays Lucien, who emerges as a leader of the Lycans. He rallies them against the people who enslaved them, the vampires.
Playing Sonja in Underworld 3 is Rhona Mitra. Despite being daughter of the vampire elder, she falls in love with Lucien. The female lead, but different role, in the other two films had been played by Kate Beckinsale. It had been thought she wouldn't appear at all in Underworld 3. But thanks our friend the flashback she will. Shock Till You Drop, through Coming Soon, say previous footage from Underworld will be used.
...we got to talking with one crew member who revealed 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 the film.
Are you happy Kate Beckinsale will be in Underworld 3 after all? Or are you not interested in recycled footage being used?