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‘I Certainly Would Be Interested’: Karl Urban Eager to Star in Dredd 2

Karl Urban starred in a cult-classic film back in 2012 called Dredd. The film was hailed and praised by fans for the most part while it failed to perform properly at the box office. The movie is hailed as one of the most violent, brutal, and honest-to-comics movies ever made. Fans of the film have been asking Karl Urban about the status of the sequel to Dredd. Here is Karl Urban’s answer.

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Karl Urban is known for playing the role of William Butcher in The Boys (2019-).
Karl Urban is known for playing the role of William Butcher in The Boys (2019-).

Judge Dredd strikes again

The plot of Dredd follows the city of Mega City One, where crimes run unchecked. The city is kept in check by special police officers who serve as the judge, jury, and executioner. One of the most notorious and feared judges among them is Judge Dredd (Karl Urban). The story, later on, follows Judge Dredd meeting a person with psychic abilities and so forth.

Karl Urban was also cast as Eomer in The Lord of the Rings franchise.
Karl Urban was also cast as Eomer in The Lord of the Rings franchise.

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In a recent interview with GQ, the question of a possible sequel to Dredd was asked and this is what the actor had to say.

“I certainly would be interested to revisit the character. There’s such a great depth of material there that was created by John Wagner and various writers over the years, particularly the stories revolving around Judge Death and lots of great stories. To me, it doesn’t bother me if I get the opportunity to play Dredd again or if it’s someone else. I just want to see those stories.”

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Karl Urban is a fan of Dredd

Karl Urban as Judge Dredd in Dredd (2012).
Karl Urban as Judge Dredd in Dredd (2012).

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Based on the interview, part of the success of the original film was due to the fact that Karl Urban was a huge fan of the comics. The actor had no problem wearing the broken, rusted helmet of Judge Dredd since the opportunity of portraying the character was more than enough for him at that moment.

There are reportedly no Dredd movies planned or in pre-production no matter how much the Lord of the Rings actor wants it to happen.

Karl Urban has been known for playing the role of Eomer in The Lord of the Rings franchise, Executioner in Thor: Ragnarok, and is most recently and famously known for portraying William Butcher in The Boys (2019-).

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