Underworld: Blood Wars Gets New 2017 Release Date

Underworld Blood Wars

It appears Underworld fans won't have their fix until early 2017.

The newest iteration of the fan favorite series sees the return of star Kate Beckinsale in the role of vampire Selene and is officially titled Underworld: Blood Wars. The film was originally announced at CinemaCon and was dated for October 14th of this year. Since then the date has been pushed back, with the film now opening on January 6th, 2017 (via Box Office Mojo).

No reason is known for the push back, but other films opening in the same time frame include Kevin Hart's new stand-up film What Now?, Tom Hank's Inferno, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (starring Tom Crusie) and Max Steel.

While the lead in the film will be a familiar face, there is a new person in the director's chair. Anna Foerster, of Outlander fame, is at the helm of Blood Wars, which debuts a new leader of the Lycan army, played by Tobias Menzies, as well as a new vampire in Lara Pulver.

As for Foerster, Beckinsale has nothing but praise for the director, as she told Larry King earlier this year.

"(she's been) fantastic, I didn't notice any difference really. I mean she was great."

That notice any difference part of that was in response to Larry's point that she is the first female director of the series. Fans will have to wait a few more months to see her take on the series, but hopefully, it will be worth the wait.