It’s been eight years since Karl Urban donned the iconic helmet to dole out justice on the streets of Mega-City One in 2012’s Dredd, and while a fervent fan campaign for a sequel to the movie seems to have fallen on deaf ears, there remains hope that we may not have seen the latest of Urban as the iconic British comic book character.
Back in 2017, 2000 AD publisher Rebellion announced that it was developing a TV series entitled Judge Dredd: Mega-City One, with both the production company and Urban both stating on numerous occasions in the months following that they would be open to collaborating on the project. And, while it’s been a couple of years now since we’ve had anything in the way of updates on the series, Urban has recently told Screen Geek that he remains interested in reprising the role of the legendary Judge.
“Well, listen, it’s very, very early to get into any specifics on that, but I’ve gone on the record before saying that I would love to come back and be a part of that world and tell more Dredd stories,” said Urvan. “There is just a plethora of great, great stories within the Judge Dredd universe. I think that Jason Kingsley and his team – I think that the legacy of Judge Dredd is in great hands.”
“If I get the opportunity to work with those guys, you can bet your bottom dollar I will be there because I think that it would be just a real rich and rewarding experience for, not only for us to collaborate, but for the fans,” he continued. “So, if that happens, that’d be fantastic and for whatever reason – and there are many – if it doesn’t happen, I wish them the best, and I can’t wait to see what they do.”
It certainly sounds like Urban is keen to get involved, so let’s hope it all comes together…