Over the years, DREDD has become something of a cult classic, but as the film didn’t exactly impress at the box-office, the chances of a sequel are rather slim. That said, it’s possible that Judge Dredd could return in Judge Dredd: Mega-City One, a TV series which has been in development for a number of years.
It had been some time since we last heard anything about Judge Dredd: Mega-City One, but last month Rebellion CEO Jason Kingsley said that the scripts for the series are done and would be ready to go if the world weren’t in the midst of a pandemic. Karl Urban played the title character in DREDD, and the actor spoke with ScreenGeek to provide an update on whether or not he’d be down to reprise the role for the TV series.
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. 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. And if I get the opportunity to work with those guys, you can bet your bottom dollar I will be there.
“I think that it would be just a real rich and rewarding experience for, not only for us to collaborate, but for the fans,” Urban continued. “So, if that happens, that’d be fantastic and for whatever reason – and there are many – if it doesn’t happen, then I wish them the best, and I can’t wait to see what they do.” This is far from the first time that Karl Urban has voiced his willingness to return as Judge Dredd, so assuming everything works out, I can’t see any reason why we wouldn’t see Urban suit up once again for Judge Dredd: Mega-City One.