Though it got lots of praise from critics and fans alike, 2012's Dredd just didn't connect with audiences and only made $41.5 million at the box office. As a result, there hasn't been any news of a sequel, no matter how hard fans wish for it. Karl Urban, who played the titular character in the movie, has always said he'd be down to wear the helmet again, but he doesn't know if he'll ever get a chance to.
One of the most commonly proposed ways for Judge Dredd to return is through a series on Netflix, Hulu, or any of the other streaming services who are okay with lots of blood and violence. A 13 episode series would certainly help to fill the Dredd sized hole in our hearts. Comicbook.com recently caught up with Karl Urban and asked him if he would be interested in pursuing some kind of Dredd series. This was his answer:
No confirmations have been made, but it's always nice to hear that Karl Urban wants to return to the character. He certainly makes a strong point in that a new series would have to explore Dredd's background and character a bit more. The movie was great, but we're going to need a little more meat if we want to stick around for 13 or so episodes. Plus, Urban had to convey Dredd's emotions mostly through frowns, and as an actor it's probably hard to convey emotion with only using your mouth (anyone who's played Batman can attest to that).
Karl Urban is also right when he says that another Judge Dredd will happen eventually. As sure as the sun rises, Hollywood will remake and reboot until everything has been done 10 times over. It may or may not be connected to the one that people like, but it'll happen eventually.
He may not be Judge Dredd anytime soon but you can next see Karl Urban as a different beloved character like Dr. Bones McCoy in Star Trek Beyond in theaters on July 22.
Matt has lived in New Jersey his entire life, but commutes every day to New York City. He graduated from Rowan University and loves Marvel, Nintendo, and going on long hikes and then greatly wishing he was back indoors. Matt has been covering the entertainment industry for over two years and will fight to his dying breath that Hulk and Black Widow make a good couple.
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