Karl Urban Teases Judge Dredd Return in Mega-City One
As difficult as it might be to believe, it has been five years since Karl Urban donned the helmet of justice to play Judge Dredd. Despite a valiant effort from fan campaigns and Urban, a sequel to Dredd has yet to emerge. However, earlier this year the announcement that a TV series titled Judge Dredd: Mega-City One was in development and Urban was in talks to reprise his role in some capacity.
Speaking to ScreenRant, Urban confirmed that discussions have happened, and the ball is very much in the court of production company Rebellion.
"Well, Rebellion, who owns the rights to Judge Dredd, are currently developing a television series called Mega-City One, and I've had many discussions with them about my involvement of which I am interested, and I said to them, "Listen, if you write a character that has a function and a purpose and contributes to the overall story, then I might be very interested in reprising that role."I certainly wouldn't want to step into it and just pay lip service to the movie. There has to be some material there that warrants further exploration of that character. So the ball's in their court."
Considering his attachment to the character and his campaigning for a sequel, you can't blame Urban for wanting more than a minor role or the odd cameo. While there is no shortage of stories to tell in Mega-City One, it would be weird not to see Judge Dredd lawing down the law.
Karl Urban can be seen next in Marvel's Thor Ragnork alongside Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, and Mark Ruffalo. Directed by Taika Waititi (What We Do In The Shadows), Thor: Rangnorak arrives in the UK on October 27 ahead of its US release on November 3.