We’ll put this one in the “I’ll believe when I see it file” but it looks like Karl Urban is in talks to join the ‘Judge Dredd: Mega City One‘ television series! Now, I wouldn’t get my hopes up quite yet as the series is still pretty far out on the timeline and these are only preliminary talks but this could be a return to the character that every fan of the series has been waiting for!
We previously learned from producer Brian Jenkins that they would love to have Urban reprise the role of Dredd if he was interested and his schedule permitted it when saying that:
“He’s also very busy, a full-time professional actor. So we’re going to have some long and complicated conversations I would imagine, and we’ll see where we go. It’s too early to tell yet, but if we can use him and he’s available to us, then I think that would be absolutely brilliant. There’s always a possibility he will be busy, or that his schedule for other movies won’t allow- Basically, we don’t know at this stage.”
While that seemed to be a shot in the dark at the time, Urban was recently at the Star Trek Las Vegas Convention where he beamed the world the news that:
“I am in discussions with them about that. I told them that if they write the material and give Dredd something to do and give him a function, I will be there. I would love to.”
Urban does have a fairly busy shooting schedule but it sounds like he is more than open to reprising the role if they give him a take on the character which would let his acting shine. I, for one, would love to see this happen.
Are you getting your hopes up that ‘Judge Dredd: Mega City One’ may actually be a continuation of ‘Dredd’? Do you want Urban to reprise the role or would you prefer a fresh take on the character? Share your thoughts in the comments below!