Both franchises are finished and dusted off now, although both of its stars are still working with new films this year. Beckinsale has the revenge action thriller “Jolt” set to release and during promotional tours for it, she revealed that a potential crossover had been launched at one point.
Speaking to Variety, she says that Marvel’s upcoming reboot has effectively squashed the idea, “I really wanted them to do an Underworld-Blade mashup. What a duo that would be. I definitely would, but I think they just wanted to reboot Blade as Blade, so they didn’t.
Beckinsale played the vampire assassin Selene from 2003 to 2016 and says she’ll happily put on the black skinny pants if necessary: “I know exactly where they are. You never know who you want to impress.
Meanwhile, “Blade” is being rebooted as part of the MCU with Mahershala Ali as the daywalker. Bassam Tariq was hired this week to direct.