Over the past few months the fan campaign to bring back Dredd has shifted gears from a sequel to the cult 2012 movie to a TV series featuring the return of Karl Urban as the Mega-City One lawman. Urban has previously that “it would be a privilege to make another Dredd“, and he’s reiterated his interest in bringing the character to the small screen during an interview with Comic Book, stating that he’s sure we’ll get more Judge Dredd at some point, whether it’s with him or not.
“What’s clear to me is that there is an audience demand to see more and if we can find a way to have a legitimate and worthy successor to Dredd,” states Urban, who returns to the big screen this week as Bones in Star Trek Beyond. “I’d love to be a part of it. You know, it would have to be something where we were focused on Dredd and coming to sort of understand the deeper inner workings of the character, otherwise there wouldn’t be much point doing it because it’s a huge challenge to play a character whose eyes you can’t see. We’ll see. I’m sure it will get made at some point. Whether it’s with me or not, I don’t know.”
Urban is of course correct that Hollywood will take another stab at the Judge Dredd at some point in the future, but it would be a crying shame if Urban doesn’t get another crack at it given his clear affection for the beloved 2000 AD character.