Karl Urban kept those persistent Dredd 2 rumors burning bright over the weekend, with the actor revealing his interest in launching a sequel via Netflix or Amazon.
Responding to one fan’s Tweet, Urban conceded that “there’s a gold mine of Awesome Mega City 1 stories” still to be told. The mock up image in question imagined a follow-up to 2012’s Dredd taking the form of a Netflix series, an idea that Karl Urban is firmly behind.
— Karl Urban (@KarlUrban) April 21, 2016
It’s the one sequel that wears its never-say-die attitude firmly on its sleeve – somewhere slightly above the badge that brandishes Karl Urban’s faceless law enforcer as judge, jury and executioner – even leading to a grassroots petition to spin out a TV series rooted in the Dredd universe.
Much of that response came after Alex Garland, who served as screenwriter on the cult actioner, revealed that a movie sequel is all but out of the question, lending those ardent fans some hope either Netflix or Amazon Prime could hatch a pay-to-view TV series. Details of the petition can be found here, which is banging the drum for Karl Urban to don the famous suit once again. “We call on TV and movie producers to step up to the plate and give us more, either through a pay-to-view TV series or a new movie!”
So, is a return to Mega City One in the cards? For now, the proposition of a Dredd 2 remains unlikely. Even still, Karl Urban’s unyielding support remains the sequel’s trump card, and the possibility that Netflix and/or Amazon stands up and takes notice of this renewed wave of interest isn’t exactly out of the question.