The campaign for a sequel to 2012’s Dredd shows no sign of abating, but as of yet, there has been no official word on anything actually happening. Still, that isn’t stopping the current incumbent of the helmet and the scowl, Karl Urban, from talking it up.
Urban’s most recent piece of fan-tantalising disclosure happened at a Destination Star Trek event in Germany (covered via Screen Rant). An early question from the audience had nothing to do with his role in the rebooted Trek franchise, but instead asked about progress on another Dredd.
While he couldn’t speak to anything truly official Urban did say that “conversations” had been taking place, which points to Lionsgate and the producers at least starting a dialogue about a follow-up, based on the success of the film’s home entertainment release. The actor also repeated his disappointment in the marketing around the original cinematic arrival and his hope that something might finally happen.
Of course, nothing is moving ahead right now, so we’ll just have to play the waiting game. Still, at least it’s nice for Dredd fans to know that those directly associated with the film are pulling for a potential follow-up.