Wednesday 29 January 2020

Urban: I'm 'open' to Dredd sequel

Karl Urban has admitted he'd like to reprise his role as Dredd
Karl Urban has admitted he'd like to reprise his role as Dredd

Karl Urban has revealed he is still hoping for a Dredd sequel.

The Star Trek Into Darkness actor, who portrayed law enforcer Judge Dredd in Pete Travis' comic-book remake, admitted a follow-up to the 2012 action thriller is still up in the air, after executive producer Adi Shankar said a sequel would be unlikely.

"I don't know. I would be open to it but obviously, it's not my choice," he said.

"I'm glad that it went down so well. It was a good, fun film and it's amazing how many people I talk to that really enjoyed Dredd and have discovered it on DVD."

Karl, who has reprised his role as medic Bones in JJ Abrams' sci-fi sequel, revealed he wouldn't turn down JJ if he offered him a role in the new Star Wars film, Episode VII.

"Hands down. JJ Abrams is one of the most extraordinary directors I've ever worked with," he said.

"I don't necessarily see the worlds of Star Trek and Star Wars joining but if JJ called me up and asked me to be a Stormtrooper, I'll be there. I would just love to visit the set and see the Millennium Falcon," he added.

Karl also admitted he is waiting to get his revenge on Simon Pegg after he fell for a prank on the Star Trek set. Simon fooled Karl and Benedict Cumberbatch that they needed to wear suncream to protect them from laser beams while filming in a high-tech laboratory.

"Simon is a big practical joker. He got me and I fell for it. But I have a long memory and if this film is received as well as the last one, then we'll make another one and I will get him," he teased.

:: Star Trek Into Darkness is in cinemas now.

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