When the Judge Dredd TV series was announced last week, one question that was on the mind of most fans was if Karl Urban would be returning to the role.
Well, in the 2000 AD Thrill-Cast, producer Brian Jenkins had the following to say about the actor returning:
“We have had many conversations prior to this, about all sorts of things. 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.”
If Urban doesn’t return to the role, it would be the third time that an actor has played the character, as Sylvester Stallone was Judge Dredd in 1995’s Judge Dredd.
Urban has been open to the idea of a show in the past, however:
“Yeah, I’ve gone on record saying that I would. Absolutely,”…”I mean, what’s clear to me is that there is an audience demand to see more and if we can find a way to have a legitimate and worthy successor to Dredd. I’d love to be a part of it. You know, it would have to be something where we were focused on Dredd and coming to sort of understand the deeper inner workings of the character, otherwise there wouldn’t be much point doing it because it’s a huge challenge to play a character whose eyes you can’t see. We’ll see. I’m sure it will get made at some point. Whether it’s with me or not, I don’t know.”
At this point, we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.
Source: 2000 AD Thrill-Cast
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