Regardless of how the transformation takes place, we can expect to see Selene ascend to heights beyond that of any Vampire or Lycan in Underworld: Blood Wars. That night Viktor turned Selene into a vampire — according to the Underworld: Evolution novelization, Selene was 19 years old when Viktor turned her — and led her to believe that the culprits of the murder of her family were Lycans and that Viktor had saved her from them. In Underworld: Awakening, her own daughter easily misinterprets her behavior for being "as cold as one already dead", before Selene explains that her heart isn't cold, but it is broken (as Michael is missing at the time) Selene is also in the habit of downplaying any pain or wounds she has received - a habit of hers that Michael has since become familiar with. And boy, does Underworld: Blood Wars prove that there's still a fair amount of suck left in this franchise. By her own admission, she's "not good with feelings". Outnumbered and gravely injured, Selene is left to the mercy of Marius and Alexia. Selene fought Markus once more, and the Elder drove his wing talon through Selene's chest. In Blood Wars, Selene's combat skills are stated to be "second to none." In Underworld: Endless War part 1, she wore a Victorian-style coat, matching the time period. Cut, dry and quite bluntly stated. She discovers that the Lycans were tracking the man she had noticed in the subway, though she doesn't understand why. As Selene watches helplessly, Varga kills the recruits to prevent any witnesses and frames her for their deaths. She is also headstrong and stubborn, even to a fault, refusing to walk away during suspicious activity or until the task at hand is completed. She is also horrified by his callous killing of his own daughter and unborn grandchild. She admires Viktor's leadership skills and strength, and is also grateful to him for saving her from the Lycans she believed killed her family, and for making her a Vampire, thus granting her the opportunity to avenge her family. While hiding in the warehouse, the two finally act upon their feelings for each other. Image: ©Screen Gems/Sony Pictures. Selene is portrayed as having the same characterization as seen in the film. Upon seeing Viktor strangling Michael to death, Selene grabs Viktor's sword and uses it to cut his head in half, saving Michael and avenging her family at the same time. She dodges around Marius using her enhanced speed and, before he can attack her again, punches through his back and tears out his spinal column with her bare hand, killing him and avenging Michael's death. Beckinsale's daughter, Lily Mo Sheen, plays the character as a child in a flashback in Underworld: Evolution. A disease of rage and anger flourishes in his blood, and his prepared to find Selene no matter what cost. He later thanks her, much to both of their embarrassment. For the most part, Selene comes across as "icy" and "unemotional" to those who don't really bother to get close to her, like most of the coven. Chase has been working with actress Kate Beckinsale, most recently on her US talk-show tour promoting her just-opened movie Underworld: Blood Wars (it's the fifth in the successful film franchise, her fourth as kick-ass vampire Selene). She releases Michael from his bonds and learns from him the truth of how the war between the Vampires and Lycans really started. After Selene defeats Markus and Michael defeats William, sunlight lands on Selene's arm, revealing that Alexander's blood has purged the vampiric weakness to sunlight. She awakens Viktor from his deep slumber (torpor), believing that only he has the power to deal with the conspiracy between Kraven and Lucian. After Michael was shot with silver nitrate by Kraven, Selene was forced to infect Michael with her vampire strain in order to save his life, thus making him the first hybrid, a Lycan dominant hybrid. Selene is defeated and knocked unconscious, allowing Eve to be captured by the Lycans. After years of being a disciplined soldier, Selene is well into the habit of keeping her emotions in check, and keeps her cool in the heat of battle and the face of danger. In the warehouse, Michael attempts to tend to Selene's burn wounds, only to discover they have already healed. Selene battles to rescue Eve and Michael, facing a 'Super Lycan', with abilities similar to her own including incredible healing rate and an immunity to silver. Director Anna Foerster/2017. Despite Underworld: Blood Wars' failure, Len Wiseman still announced plans for a seventh film, and even claimed Kate Beckinsale would once again appear in the film as Selene… Underworld Blood Wars is scheduled to open in theaters on October 14, 2016. Eventually Selene kills the Super Lycan, and rescues Eve, who kills the Lycan doctor in charge, but when they go to rescue Michael (whom Selene had found and weakened the cryogenic tank of earlier), they find that he has already escaped and are unable to locate him, but Selene knows he will be hunted like Eve was. The combination of the two viruses makes Michael a Hybrid, a creature containing the strongest elements of both the Lycan and Vampire species. Selene gained greater strength and new powers from Alexander's blood. While in the tunnels beneath the subway, Selene discovers what she thinks may be a Lycan lair. Despite Semira's feelings towards Selene, Selene appears to be largely indifferent towards Semira, possibly due to perceiving her as the lesser of two immediate threats when compared to Marius. As Markus attacks her, Michael intervenes and battles him to protect her. Selene argues with him, but their argument is cut short by the sudden appearance of Marcus, who grabs Michael and lifts him through the top of the boat. After narrowly escaping Markus and the sunlight, Selene and Michael take refuge in a warehouse and begin a sexual relationship. Selene is stated to be "the Purest Vampire" due to having Alexander Corvinus' blood and is one of the most powerful, if not the most powerful Vampire at the time of Blood Wars. Selene briefly gains the upper hand, only to be stabbed in the back by Alexia, who is revealed to be Marius's lover. Even if that means murdering innocence. Her companion and lover was Michael Corvin, the first Hybrid, and they have a daughter together, Eve. Selene also appears in the IDW Publishing Underworld series. Though the first film received generally negative reviews from critics, several elements were praised by audiences and a number of reviewers, including the "icy English composure" in Kate Beckinsale's performance as Selene. Kate Beckinsale once again returns as Selene … What Kate Beckinsale Did After Underworld Tanis explains to her why Viktor killed her family, and also reveals that it was Marcus, not Viktor, who was the original Vampire. She was born to Hungarian parents sometime in 1383. Selene is proficient with many weapons, medieval and modern. During her escape, she stumbles upon Michael, cryogenically frozen in a laboratory marked as "Subject 0", and damages his cell to release him. It feels detached, as the does the film itself, like a relic from twenty years ago clinging for relevance. Following her use of the Nordic Coven's sacred ritual, Selene's already incredible powers were greatly enhanced. The film premiered internationally on November 24, 2016 and in the US on January 6, 2017. Selene is not known for a sense of humor and is actually one of the most honest vampires in the franchise. Underworld: Blood Wars takes the story of Selene, a former warrior who is ready to give up, and then it builds her back up. Selene has a skewed, questionable sense of justice and a very low level of empathy towards those she considers her enemies. Viktor did not kill her because of her resemblance to his deceased daughter and his belief that she would have been much too young to remember where exactly the fortress' location was. Dr. Jacob Lane, director of Antigen, is revealed to be a Lycan alongside his son Quint; the antidote is actually to make Lycans immune to the deadly effects of silver. Selene narrates the beginning of Underworld: Rise of the Lycans. Characters who have died in the Underworld franchise. Other vampires, like Kraven and Erika, quickly catch on to Selene's feelings towards Michael before even she herself does. She soon discovers that the corporation Antigen is working on an antidote for the virus that creates Vampires and Lycans and that they have held her captive in an induced coma for the past twelve years. We both envisaged a situation where it would be kind of like trying to get her into a snow suit. He should have killed you with the rest of your family" (in the novelization, Markus also calls them "insignificant"); in a fit of rage, Selene snaps the wing talon off at a joint, using it to stab him through the head before pushing him into the spinning rotors of a helicopter. In the first section, Selene is hunting a trio of Lycan brothers who are in control of a mansion that Kraven desires. Status This lack of knowledge left Selene somewhat vulnerable the first time that the pair did meet face to face; she was unaware of their shared connection and of Semira's hatred towards her, and the lengths that she was willing to go to in her attempt to avenge Viktor's death. Movie Review. Underworld Blood Wars is scheduled to open in theaters on October 14, 2016. In the non-canon novel Blood Enemy, Selene is responsible for the death of renegade Lycan Leyba, tracking her down after Leyba's forces attack a Lycan weapons deal and are responsible for the deaths of both the Lycans and another member of Selene's team. Selene seems to have developed a close bond with David, often expressing concern for his well-being and being willing to open up and express her concerns and vulnerabilities to him, which she usually avoids doing around most people. Wanting to find out why Marcus was after the pendant after all this time, Selene seeks out Andreas Tanis. Then, she meets Michael, she starts to get a... kind of memory of what it's like to be human, and to be with humans. After centuries of militaristic discipline, having served as a Death Dealer of the vampire clan, Selene had long since developed a near-impervious, stoic external demeanor. Selene also appreciates his standing up for her and his efforts to protect her daughter. Beckinsale, meanwhile, appears to be sick and tired of making Underworld movies. Otherwise, it really is just lots of explosions and people running around in tight clothes."[14]. She confirms that her apparent coldness towards her is not because she doesn’t care about Eve, but because she is still coming to terms with the news that she is a mother and the apparent death of her beloved Michael. Underworld: Awakening begins six months after the events of Underworld: Evolution. Selene is devastated by Michael's death and tries desperately to revive him with her blood while mourning his apparent loss. Selene Selene jumps in after him, but he is unresponsive. She seems to trust Erika enough to leave Michael alone in her care. Chase has been working with actress Kate Beckinsale, most recently on her US talk-show tour promoting her just-opened movie Underworld: Blood Wars (it's the fifth in the successful film franchise, her fourth as kick-ass vampire Selene). Their deaths determine her actions for centuries after, including her role in the racial extermination of the Lycan species. The fact that she just barely tolerates him and occasionally obeys his commands is probably merely due to the fact he was hand-picked as regent by Viktor. Good Samaritan : Constantly in the first movie, whether it's risking his life to help a woman during a shootout, or saving Selene's life even after she kidnaps him. "[4] "It was quite a challenge for me to play an action heroine and pull off all that training when [in real life] I can't catch a ball if it's coming my way. Selene (Kate Beckinsale; Total Recall) has been an outcast for years. Selene during the subway station shootout. At the start of Underworld, Selene is seen sitting atop a building, lamenting the extinction of the Lycan species. In retaliation, Selene became a Death Dealer and began to hunt and kill Lycans, intending to drive them into extinction. "It’s like putting your wedding dress on, or putting your school uniform on, it’s like a time-warp feeling. Be ready for tons of gory violence. This can be attributed to her centuries of nothing but war. David eventually convinces Selene to take the offer, but she is betrayed by Council member Semira and her lover Death Dealer Varga as Semira desires revenge for Viktor's death and mostly covets Selene's power for herself. Kate Beckinsale, who portrayed Selene in Underworld, expressed interest in reprising her role for the sequel and the prequel. Eventually, she becomes the first Vampire-Corvinus Strain Hybrid. 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 … Selene views Kraven as being an arrogant and incompetent fool and finds his continued advances towards her extremely irritating. Selene finds Sonja's pendant lying in the dirt and picks it up, recognizing that it is now a symbol of her love for Michael, as it had once symbolized the love between Sonja and Lucian. Despite sharing a sire, Selene appears to have had little to no knowledge of Semira; neither from the first-hand experience nor from anecdotes told by others. Erika, who is desperately in love with Kraven, becomes angered by this. "[5] The film received mostly negative reviews but was a surprise box office hit and has gained a cult following. Her separation from Eve, plus Michael still being missing, led her to become suicidally depressed. Markus killed the last remaining Cleaners who were operating a helicopter which provided close air support/suppressing-fire. But in the end Selene was alive again. Selene is estimated to have been born around the year 1383. Selene appears in the video game Underworld: The Eternal War. She kicks in his door and attacks him when he enters the apartment, demanding to know why the Lycans are searching for him. Aforementioned, Underworld Blood Wars Selene Coat is a facsimile of the coat that Selene wore in Underworld: Blood Wars. Tanis told her the truth about her family's slaughter, (they were killed after Lucian began his revolution to keep William from being freed,) and revealed to her that, contrary to popular belief, Markus, not Viktor, is the original vampire. Selene begins to experience visions after her escape which she follows, believing them to be a newly formed link to Michael. David takes them to his Coven. Selene is distressed when Michael is in danger and is clearly devastated when she believes him to be dead in Evolution. But Selene does die in combat, and later she’s resurrected after undergoing the same process. Screen Gems/Lakeshore Entertainment has shared a cool motion poster for Underworld: Blood Wars, opening in theaters on January 6, 2017. 1 Underworld: Rise of the Lycans 2 Underworld 3 Underworld: Evolution 4 Underworld: Awakening 5 Underworld: Blood Wars 6 Sixth film Pierce - Killed by Kahn. After a brief fight, Michael is seemingly killed, and Marcus is able to steal Selene’s memories of the fortress. Underworld: Blood Wars comes out on Jan. 6 and is the fifth movie of the horror-action-fantasy franchise. Selene is most often shown to be stoic, serious, cold and detached, as she seldom smiles and is not known for possessing a sense of humour. It’s a great big question mark that’s so profoundly distracting, it warps the entire movie. 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