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Karl Urban talks about the chances of him playing Judge Dredd again on the big – or small – screen

June 5th, 2020 by Marc Comments

So, you may recall in 2017 that a Dredd spin-off series, Mega City One, was given the greenlight and that Dredd star Karl Urban was in talks to at least cameo as the iconic lawman (here).

But, since then, very little has happened. We know that the first two seasons has been written (here) and then had to be rewritten and that was really all we heard of it.

But a good fandom lets nothing go and Urban has recently addressed it all once again… but it’s not revealed too much, sadly.

“Listen, I would love to make it [Mega City One],” Urban said.

“I’m on the record saying that a bunch of times. I don’t know if that’s gonna happen.”

On the long-gestating hopes of a Dredd sequel – 2016 seems like such a long time ago now – the star said: “I think that the guys that own the rights to Dredd, Rebellion, I think they’re developing something called ‘Mega-City One’ and it would just be great to see more Dredd, whether it’s with me or not, it doesn’t matter.

“I’m a fan of Dredd and there’s so many great stories there. I’d love to see them. And I have no doubt that, someday, someone will make it. It’s just a matter of time.”

Dredd, while being loved by the fans, was a box office failure – there are several debates as to what went wrong, from the r-rating, to the bad marketing, to the 3D release – and sadly, despite the fans’ crying out for it, a sequel never really seemed likely and the Mega City One series really felt like our only real chance of seeing Dredd coming back in the form of Urban’s superb take on the character.

But as of now, it seems less and less likely it’s happening.

But we’re fans… and hope springs eternal.

Would you like to see Urban return to the Dredd role on TV? Let me know your thoughts, gang…

Source: ComicBookNews

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….