Actors like Harrison Ford have for decades been answering questions about reprising their most famous roles, but Karl Urban is just getting into the thick of it when it comes to fans jumping down his throat about the possibility of a sequel to Pete Travis’ Dredd, which bombed in the theaters but was a smash hit in home release. And while each of Urban’s comments in the past have been positive in nature (though never in actual confirmations), he offered the faintest glimmer of a reflection of hope recently, confirming that “conversations” are happening between Travis, gung-ho screenwriter Alex Garland, and Lionsgate execs. Woo hoo!
Now, to be fair, it’s entirely plausible that those conversations are filled with comments like, “Sorry, Pete and Alex, but we definitely think the idea of a sequel stinks worse than Mega-City One’s sewers.” But it could easily be going the other way, with Garland and Travis tying Lionsgate’s suits up to a merry-go-round and spinning it until they agree to make another film. At some point in the future, I fully expect this road to Dredd 2 to be the subject of a fan-made documentary.