By now, you should’ve already noticed that almost all the villains in Hollywood movies are portrayed by English actors. From Tom Hiddleston to Ben Kingsley to Mark Strong, these actors are well-known for their villainous film roles.

The latest English actor to join the ranks is Bradley James, who is best known for his roles in “iZombie” and “Merlin”.

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The actor is said to have signed on to star for a villainous role in the 5th “Underworld” film. He will star opposite Kate Beckinsale, who is returning to the franchise as the lead protagonist, Selene the Death Dealer.


For those who are not in the know, James rose to prominence through his role as King Arthur Pendragon in BBC’s fantasy-adventure drama “Merlin”. His popularity recently reached greater heights as he played the undead Lowell Tracey in The CW‘s “iZombie“. Though he won’t return to reprise his role in The CW series, he will be seen next in an upcoming A&E series, “Damien“.

Details on James’ role are currently scarce, but he is reported to be one of the lead villains that Beckinsale’s Selene will face off in the film.


 “Divergent” star Theo James will fulfill his option agreement to reprise his role from 2012’s “Underworld: Awakening”. “Game Of Thrones” actor Tobias Menzies will also star, but no word on whether India Eisley will return to play Eve, Selene and Michael Corvin’s (played by Scott Speedman) hybrid daughter.

“Underworld” is a long-running film franchise by Screen Gems & Lakeshore Entertainment. The 5th instalment is tentatively titled “Underworld: Next Generation” and it will be based on a screenplay written by Cory Goodman. Director Anna Foerster, who will be making her feature directorial debut through the sequel of “Source Code”, is helming the project.

Production will begin this October in Prague.

Will you watch “Underworld 5” when it’s out? What kind of villainous character do you think James will play? Let us know in the comments box below.


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