Yesterday, 2000 AD disputed the claim by Adi Shankar that he was working to make a Dredd sequel happen, by simply saying the following:
“While we truly do appreciate Adi’s enthusiasm for Judge Dredd, he has no involvement with the franchise and any future cinematic or small screen outings. Claims of him pushing forward a sequel to DREDD are not true and we don’t want fans to get excited only to have their hopes dashed. 2000 AD and Rebellion continue to work hard to bring the future’s greatest lawman back to screens.”
While speaking with Pocket-Lint about a potential Dredd movie or TV series moving forward, Judge Dredd co-owner Jason Kingsley had the following to say:
“We are strongly moving in that direction. Nothing has been announced yet but we are very, very keen on doing more with the huge depth of 2000 AD licences that we’ve got. We have to work out how to get more, cool 2000 AD stuff out to the marketplace.
And hopefully, later on this year, that will be something we’ll be talking about in a bit more detail. Practically speaking, these things are very hard to time. There are always things bubbling around in the background and if things had happened naturally, at the right time, then we’d have held back an announcement to coincide with the 40th anniversary.”
Pocket-Lint said that it was told 2000 AD was partly tempted to make an announcement at their 40th anniversary but was never likely to happen.
If we were to get a Dredd continuation of some sort, I don’t think anyone would want it to move forward without Karl Urban reprising the role. In June of 2016, Kinglsey spoke with Pocket-Lint and had great things to say about the actor:
“Karl’s a great guy, we know him well. He’s a big 2000 AD fan – a genuine 2000 AD fan. People say they’re a 2000 AD fan but you ask them about details and they start to go all twitchy. Karl though is genuine. I think he brought that to the character, his childhood interpretation of it.”
If you’d like to see more Dredd – be sure to like the official Facebook campaign page here and sign the petition which has close to 200,000 signatures.
So what do you think? Could 2017 be the year of Dredd? Be sure to sound off in the comment section below!