The Boys star Karl Urban is still willing to reprise the role of Judge Dredd if given the opportunity.
Over the years Karl Urban has become a well-known actor thanks to his roles The Lord of the Rings films, the Star Trek films, and, most recently, his role as Billy Butcher in the Amazon Prime series, The Boys. However, one role that is sometimes overlooked is his role as Judge Dredd 2012 film, Dredd.
Dredd was a film that sadly didn’t work out the way many people had hoped. While reviews for the movie were mostly positive, it was sadly a worldwide box office bomb, only earning roughly $41M on a $50M budget. The film would eventually find an audience after its release on DVD and Blu-bay but it was not enough to warrant a sequel.
Since then, Karal Urban has frequently expressed a desire to return to the role of Judge Dredd and while he may still be busy with The Boys he would still love to come back to the role. While speaking with Screen Geek, Karl Urban was asked if he was involved in the upcoming Judge Dredd based series, Mega-City One. While the actor could not confirm anything he still stated that he was up to reprise the role if asked:
“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 – because I think that it would be just a real rich and rewarding experience for, not only for us to collaborate, but for the fans. 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.”
What do you all make of Karl Urban’s words? Would you like to see him reprise the role of Judge Dredd? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Here is the official synopsis for the second season of The Boys:
The even more intense, more insane season two finds The Boys on the run from the law, hunted by the Supes, and desperately trying to regroup and fight back against Vought. In hiding, Hughie (Jack Quaid), Mother’s Milk (Laz Alonso), Frenchie (Tomer Capon) and Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara) try to adjust to a new normal, with Butcher (Karl Urban) nowhere to be found. Meanwhile, Starlight (Erin Moriarty) must navigate her place in The Seven as Homelander (Antony Starr) sets his sights on taking complete control. His power is threatened with the addition of Stormfront (Aya Cash), a social media-savvy new Supe, who has an agenda of her own. On top of that, the Supervillain threat takes center stage and makes waves as Vought seeks to capitalize on the nation’s paranoia.
The Boys stars Karl Urban Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Kapon, Karen Fukuhara, and Nathan Mitchell. So far, the series has added Goran Visnjic and Claudia Doumit for season two.
The second season of The Boys will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on September 4th. Stay tuned for all the latest news on The Boys and the future of Judge Dredd and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.
Source: Screen Geek