While it didn’t impress me as much as it did many others, the 2012 Dredd still has many fans despite it being a flop at the box office, fans who want to see the character essayed by Karl Urban return. There were rumours of a proposed sequel some time ago, but they came to nothing. Then earlier this year, talk of a follow-up, either as a sequel or TV a show, picked up again after a fan petition, with Urban even sending a tweet to Netflix and Amazon.
Urban was interviewed at the Star Trek Beyond premiere, and, asked about the possibility of a Dredd TV series, replied:
“What’s clear to me is that there is an audience demand to see more and if we can find a way to have a legitimate and worthy successor to Dredd, I’d love to be a part of it. Yeah, I’ve gone on the record saying that I would. Whether it’s with me or not, I don’t know.”
“You know, it would have to be something where we were focused on Dredd and coming to sort of understand the deeper inner workings of the character, otherwise there wouldn’t be much point doing it because it’s a huge challenge to play a character whose eyes you can’t see. We’ll see. I’m sure it will get made at some point.”
So there we have it. Jason Kingsley – CEO of Rebellion [the company that owns and publishes the 2000 AD comics – also revealed that talks about a film sequel or TV series are still ongoing, so something could still happen. I reckon that a TV series is the way to go.