Karl Urban Reveals What He Would Like To See In A DREDD Sequel And More

Karl Urban Reveals What He Would Like To See In A DREDD Sequel And More

The actor shares his thoughts on the chances of a sequel to DREDD, revealing what he would like to see in a follow-up to the movie and how he believes they should handle the character removing his iconic helmet in a future instalment.

After the abysmal 1995 film which starred Sylvester Stallone as the iconic 2000AD character, Judge Dredd is finally getting another shot at big screen glory with Pete Travis' DREDD. After a screening at the San Diego Comic-Con last month, the reaction to the remake has been a positive one from fans and critics alike. With Karl Urban (Star Trek) in the leading role, and the promise that he won’t take the helmet off, this might just be the film that fans have been waiting for. Screenwriter Alex Garland has already revealed that he has ideas for two more films, so its fate now lies at the box office. In the following video interview with IGN Movies, the actor shares his thoughts on whether or not we'll see a follow-up to the movie and what he'd like to see them include. Don't forget that you can read my (spoiler-free) 5* review of DREDD 3D by clicking HERE.

• 0:10 - On Catching Up With Judge Dredd Later On In His Career
• 0:42 - On Removing The Helmet And Making Sure His Face Is Obscured
• 1:20 - On How He Would Feel About It Being A "One-Off"

During a routine day on the job, Dredd is assigned to train and evaluate Cassandra Anderson, a rookie with powerful psychic abilities thanks to a genetic mutation. A heinous crime calls them to a neighborhood where fellow Judges rarely dare to venture- a 200 story vertical slum controlled by prostitute turned drug lord Ma-Ma and her ruthless clan. When they capture one of the clan's inner circle, Ma-Ma overtakes the compound's control center and wages a dirty, vicious war against the Judges that proves she will stop at nothing to protect her empire. With the body count climbing and no way out, Dredd and Anderson must confront the odds and engage in the relentless battle for their survival.


Karl Urban as Judge Dredd
Olivia Thirlby as Judge Anderson
Lena Headey as Madeline Madrigal
Domhnall Gleeson as Travis Synders
Langley Kirkwood as Judge Lex
Francis Chouler as Judge Guthrie
Deobia Oparei as Judge T.J. Alvarez

RELEASE DATE: September 7th, 2012 (UK) September 21st, 2012 (US)

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spiderclone - 9/10/2012, 9:12 AM
URBAN IS MY CHOICE FOR THE NEXT BATMAN MOVIE, dredd was [frick]ing amazing and i loved urbans gruff voice without it being bale forced, it seemed so natural
ComfortablyNumb - 9/10/2012, 9:18 AM
I can't wait to see this! Looks superior.
jondoe297 - 9/10/2012, 9:19 AM
@ brazilianbatman its cuz that's the way it was in the comics and its said his face is all scared up
INSTANTJUSTICE - 9/10/2012, 9:25 AM
He doesn't take off the helmet because symbolically as a representative of justice the helmet is his identity and that is his face to the public. Nothing to do with scars on his face which is not true.
jimpinto24 - 9/10/2012, 9:43 AM
Dredd looks awesome! I'm glad Peter Travis, and Alex Garlans decided to let Karl Urban keep the helmet on in the movie. It makes Dredd look more intimidating.
Kayo - 9/10/2012, 9:44 AM
this movie is going to rock..................can't wait
Danbojohnj - 9/10/2012, 9:56 AM
The Angel Gang done properly,they could mess with comic canon and stick Fink in too for me,and Chopper hopefully razzing about on his powerboard.
inky - 9/10/2012, 10:06 AM
i always liked the idea that as a cadet judge he was unpopular and other judge cadets glued the helmet to his head and thus it remains:)
cursed earth , angel gang are a must but also would be the 4 undead judges with anderson doing her PSI work its the only reason PSI judges dont need helmets:)
LegacyFilms - 9/10/2012, 10:16 AM
Can't wait til this comes out in the US.

goldenavenger77 - 9/10/2012, 1:31 PM
Great movie, really enjoyed it. Good job Urban! Love to see a trilogy and a bigger dredd world.

Throw in the Brit-Cit Judges somewhere for Tea and me.
ManOfKrypton - 9/10/2012, 4:35 PM
One of my favourite films this year! A real throw back to 80s Action films... Not to mean it's brutal as hell.
ratthawks - 9/10/2012, 10:38 PM
@LEVITKUZ. No it is not out yet, we are just the unlucky few who haven't seen it yet. We don't get to see till Oct 4th. CRAP!

No, I can wait:)
Valandil - 9/11/2012, 12:36 AM
This movie is so great. You all have to watch it.
Danbojohnj - 9/11/2012, 1:09 AM
lokibane2012 - 9/11/2012, 4:01 AM
I already know what he looks like. He looks like Karl Urban.
catman - 9/11/2012, 5:10 AM
Saw it last night and loved it!! I really want a series on this ! Looking forward to the dvd :)
BmanHall - 9/11/2012, 10:57 AM
I'm down for a sequel. They need to fix that helmet though. It sits too high on his head.
grampageezer - 9/11/2012, 10:58 AM
WHAT sequel? I'm sure, like every other super hero movie, it will be rebooted with a new actor in a couple of years.
SoFresh - 9/12/2012, 7:29 AM
grampageezer go back to sleep, tommorrow you have an appointment at the doctors

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