Dredd 2 Still Not Happening Says Karl Urban

Sorry, Dredd fans. A sequel is still not happening.

Contrary to some recent reports on the internet which apparently mixed up Karl Urban’s words, the actor says no Dredd 2 movie is in development.

“Dredd update: Unfortunately a sequel is no closer to happening, options have been discussed but there is no sequel in ‘development,'” Urban tweeted earlier today.

At the recent Denver Comic-Con, Karl Urban remarked that he blamed the failure for the first Dredd film on marketing. Urban noted that while Dredd didn’t do that good in theaters, the DVD sales skyrocketed in the U.S. selling 750,000 copies. Urban said it was “clear the audience had discovered it.”

Dredd was released in 2012 with a budget of around $50 million, but only brought in $35.6 million worldwide.

A producer on Dredd said the reason the sequel isn’t getting made is flat out because of money. Adi Shankar further stated that adding a big name to star along side Urban – like Dwayne Johnson – would help.


Karl Urban Wants Dredd 2 On Amazon or Netflix


Karl Urban wants Dredd 2 on either Amazon Prime or Netflix.

The actor tweeted out in response to a fan’s recommendation: “Dredd 2: I’d do it !! @netflix or @Amazon . There’s a gold mine of Awesome Mega city 1 stories!”

Karl Urban starred in Dredd in 2012, which is considered a big bomb at the box office, but has a huge cult following. The movie only brought in $35 million on a $50 million budget. 

There was initial talk of doing a sequel by Urban; however, both the director and producer stated it’s not going to happen, with the reason cited being the obvious: It’s all about money

Maybe an Amazon or Netflix Dredd 2 movie/series is the way to go?

Check out Urban’s tweet below:


Dark Horse Announces Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens

New “Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens” Unleashes Summer 2016

Dark Horse, IDW, and 2000 AD team up for galactic mayhem!


Announced today at Emerald City Comicon, three of the universe’s most feared figures cross paths this summer in the ultimate science-fiction crossover: Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens!

Written by New York Times best-selling and Eisner Award–winning author John Layman (Chew, Mars Attacks: Occupation) with stunning interior artwork by Chris Mooneyham (Five Ghosts, Predator: Fire and Stone) and iconic covers by Eisner Award winner Glenn Fabry, this series will be the wild ride of the summer for readers everywhere!

Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens is just the sort of concept that would have Teenage John Layman wetting his pants with excitement…just at the possibility of reading it. Here, many, many years later, Old Man Layman is writing it, and it’s still every bit as thrilling,” remarked writer John Layman.

The crossover pits the legendary lawman Judge Dredd against the universe’s supreme hunters, the Predators, as they both try to survive an onslaught by the galaxy’s ultimate killing machines, the Aliens!

Judge Dredd and Judge Anderson have tracked a criminal cult across the Cursed Earth and into the Alabama morass, where a mad genetic scientist with destructive designs has acquired the best genes that evolution has to offer—a xenomorph skull!

A Predator, attracted to the warm climate and superior prey, has declared hunting season as he calls for backup. All paths will cross in a mind-blowing sci-fi showdown with the fate of the Earth at stake!

“This really is a dream-come-true project for me. I got to work on Aliens once before—a super cool experience, and one that was always on my creative bucket list. Dredd’s been on the bucket list as well, and you throw Predator into the mix, and it’s a trifecta of awesome. I’m loving every minute of this project so far,” added Layman.

Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens #1 (of 4) is in stores July 27, 2016. Preorder your copy today at your local favorite comic shop.


Watch: Adi Shankar Animated Judge Dredd Director’s Cut Of “Superfiend”

Watch the director’s cut of the Judge Dredd “Superfiend” animated series from Adi Shankar and The Junquera Brothers, which was originally released as a 6-episode web series.

Shankar is the producer on the cult-favorite 2012 Dredd movie, which starred Karl Urban, as well as the popular Power Rangers fan-film, the Punisher fan-films, and the feature films The Grey and Machine Gun Preacher.

Adi Shankar is also developing an animated Castlevania series, with the script by Warren Ellis, that is due out March 2017.

The above should probably be considered mature-rated.

You can follow Adi Shankar on Facebook.

Presents an alternate take on the origins of Judge Dredd’s arch-nemesis – a demonic creature known as Judge Death that sees life itself as a crime. Can Dredd survive a clash with such foe and save his niece?


No Dredd 2 Says Alex Garland


Though producer Adi Shankar recently recommended Dwayne Johnson for the sequel to Dredd, now writer Alex Garland says Dredd 2 isn’t happening.

io9 caught up with Garland at a round-table interview for Ex Machina, where Garland offered the following disappointing news.

There isn’t, as far as I can tell, going to be a Dredd sequel. The basic mechanics of film financing say that if you make a film that loses a ton of money, you’re not going to get a sequel. And that’s basically what happened.

And I understand and appreciate the support the film has had, and the campaigns that have existed for it, and it’s really genuinely gratifying — I love it in all respects except one, which is when I hear about people buying copies of the DVD in order to boost sales and to change the figures. And what I want to say to them is, “Don’t do that. Keep your money.” Because the people that are making the decisions are much colder and harder than that. And the graphs they’re looking at are not really going to be sufficiently dented by that.

So the support for the film is truly appreciated. But if there is going to be a sequel, it’s not going to be me and the team of people who worked on the previous film, it’s going to be another bunch of people. And good luck to them, and I hope it happens. I really do. I hope they do a better job than we did.

Per Garland’s comments about the first film not making money, Shankar’s video on Dredd 2 stated the first film suffered from poor international sales, and that movies get made by profit exceeding costs.

Dredd was released in 2012 starring Karl Urban.


Get Dwayne Johnson For Dredd 2 Says Producer Adi Shankar

Adi Shankar, the producer who just released the controversial Power/Rangers fan-film and had his James Bond short yanked, offers up an explanation as to why Dredd 2 isn’t getting made and also how it possibly could get underway.

Bottom line: It’s all about money.

In the above video, Shankar goes over how Independent films are financed, which has to do with domestic value, international value as well as whatever subsidies and government rebates the filming location might offer.

If the cost of the movie is over the three values, no matter what, the movie isn’t going to get made.

Obviously if the cost is lower, the movie gets made (and why Shankar says the reason why “shitty” movies get made).

Regarding Dredd, the problem was it lost a lot of money through international distributors.

Shankar then offers three options to make a Dredd 2, which includes lowering the budget, getting a big-name director onboard and adding a big star.

Regarding the first two choices, those aren’t really options because lowering the budget would make it a terrible film and no big-name director is coming onboard a sequel following another director’s movie.

So the third option seems the best, with Adki Shankar recommending someone like Dwayne Johnson starring alongside Karl Urban.



Karl Urban Says They Are Working Hard To Make Dredd 2 (Video)

Karl Urban has a message to Dredd fans regarding the sequel and says they are working hard to make it happen.

He thanks the fans and says to continue with the support as it really does help.

Following the 2012 Dredd movie, fans started a petition for Dredd 2, which has now reached over 100,000 signatures!

Check out Urban’s message below.

Back in February, Urban stated talks are happening for Dredd 2 as well.

Head on over to the Make A DREDD sequel Facebook page to help out.


Dredd 2 Closer Than Ever: Director & Studio In Talks Says Karl Urban


Good news, Dredd fans!

A sequel to the 2012 cult-favorite Dredd movie is one step closer to happening.

The Destination Star Trek convention is taking place in Frankfurt, Germany where Karl Urban, who played Bones in the J.J. Abrams movies, was on hand to offer an update on a Dredd sequel.

What Culture reports that Karl Urban stated talks are taking place between director and writer Alex Garland and Lionsgate.

According to the report, Karl Urban noted that while Dredd didn’t do all that well at the box office, the studio has noticed the audience as a result of DVD sales.

The studio has more than likely also noticed the fan response to a sequel for Dredd as petitions are online as well as fan sites and Facebook pages supporting a second movie.


Dredd Holds A Gun To Santa’s Head In Free Comic

Merry Drokking Christmas! Unwrap your holiday gift from 2000 AD! 2000 Ad Online has made available the following Dredd comic for free. You can view/download it here. Comes in at a whopping 56 pages! [[wysiwyg_imageupload:12643:]]


IDW Announces New Dredd Series: Mega-City Two: City of Courts

Press Release

Judge Dredd Takes On Mega-City Two
New Mini-Series Debuts From IDW

San Diego, CA (December 10, 2013) – This January, duty calls Judge Dredd to the West Coast, in the destructive new miniseries Mega-City Two: City of Courts! After entering a partnership with Rebellion/2000 AD, IDW has explored Dredd’s past in Year One, and taken him “Into the Cursed Earth” in his ongoing title, but with a truly unique creative team on Mega-City Two, Dredd will go up against the unfamiliar and depraved like never before!
Mega-City Two marks the comics-writing debut of Eisner Award-winning journalist and Dredd aficionadoDouglas Wolk (Reading Comics). Art chores will be handled by powerhouse Ulises Farinas(TRANSFORMERS: Heart of Darkness, Catalyst Comix), whose precise linework showcases the oddities of Judge Dredd’s world in stunning detail. Rounding out the creative team, colorist Ryan Hill brings the incredible structure in Farinas’ work to life. Mega-City Two will also feature homage variant covers that pay tribute to iconic films, with art by Joe Corroney, NAR!, E.J. Su, and more!
In the year 2094, a secret mission puts Dredd behind the wheel of a Lawcruiser in Mega-City Two, the West Coast megalopolis that sprawls around what was once Los Angeles. And he’s about to discover that the rules—and the laws—are very different in a city where image is everything…
“Ulises, Ryan and I are going to show you a vision of Dredd’s world that you’ve never seen before,” Wolk says. “We’re yanking the East Coast’s toughest lawman out of his element, and plunging him into the bizarre, sunlit depths of post-apocalyptic California. There’ll be studio stars and cycle cultists, cartoon predators and beachfront terrors—plus, of course, ultraviolence, musical numbers and the occasional thrill-powered salute to Joan Didion.”
“Mega-City Two remains a criminally underexplored facet of Dredd’s world,” said 2000A.D./Rebellion Editor-in-chief, Matt Smith, “and Doug and Ulises are having a ball crafting an environment, not only geographically, but ideologically the opposite of MC-1. Dredd is the proverbial fish out of water, and a lot of the fun comes from seeing that East Coast mentality clash with the laid-back attitudes of MC-2. Dredd fans shouldn’t miss this really quite unique mini-series.”
Judge Dredd has had a busy year at IDW in 2013, and 2014 already looks to be filled with boot-stomping action with Mega-City Two!

About 2000 AD
2000 AD is the legendary multi-award winning 32 page, weekly anthology – an explosive cocktail of sci-fi and fantasy, infused with irony and wry black humour.

The home of iconic characters such as Judge Dredd, Halo Jones, Strontium Dog, and Rogue Trooper, it launched the careers of some of the top names in global comics, including Alan Moore, Mark Millar, Grant Morrison, Brian Bolland, Steve Dillon, Jock, and Peter Milligan.

2000 AD, its monthly sister publication The Judge Dredd Megazine, and its extensive range of graphic novels are available to buy online, from major magazine retailers in the UK and Europe and from all good comic stores across the US.


2000AD Announces NYCC Dredd Exclusives

Press Release

2000 AD is coming to New York Comic Con with DREDD show exclusives! 






The Galaxy’s Greatest Comic will be arriving in the Big Apple next week for one of the biggest dates in the convention calendar!

New York Comic Con will be alive with Thrill-power as the droids bring the best of 2000 AD to this awesome show – complete with incredible show exclusives!

After the ongoing publicity around the ‘Make A DREDD sequel’ campaign, we’re going DREDD movie crazy!

First, there’s the show-exclusive DREDD comic book sequel A2 poster, drawn by Henry Flint in glorious black and white!

We will also have show-exclusive movie-version Judge Dredd and Judge Anderson T-shirts, also drawn by Flint, in both male AND female sizes! 

These are available in VERY LIMITED numbers so it’s first come first served!

Visit 2000 AD at Booth 1485 at New York Comic Con next week from October 10-13 and feel the Thrills!




Dredd Now On Netflix Starring Karl Urban

Good news! Dredd is now available to watch on Netflix.

Though the movie, which stars Karl Urban as Judge Dredd, wasn’t a box office smash it has gone on to become a cult favorite with fans petitioning for a sequel.

Be forewarned, Dredd isn’t for the kiddies as the film contains graphic violence and lots of gore.

I watched it last night and loved it!


The future America is an irradiated waste land. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington DC, lies Mega City One- a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called “Judges” who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner. Known and feared throughout the city, Dredd (Urban) is the ultimate Judge, challenged with ridding the city of its latest scourge – a dangerous drug epidemic that has users of “Slo-Mo” experiencing reality at a fraction of its normal speed.  

During a routine day on the job, Dredd is assigned to train and evaluate Cassandra Anderson (Thirlby), 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 (Headey) 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 Says Fans Can Make It Happen For Dredd 2 (Video)

The campaign for Dredd 2 is ongoing as the latest comes from Comic-Con featuring Karl Urban telling the fans they can make it happen.

Urban starred in the 2012 Dredd flick which didn’t do well at the box office, but did happen to be a fan-favorite and was well received by critics.

Dredd also managed to be a hit for home video sales.

Fans have banded together and launched an official petition to bring back Dredd with the creators behind the series backing it in addition to well-known Hollywood actors.


Dredd 2 Official Petition Underway


If you happen to be a Cosmic Book News original, you know that I got my start by petitioning Marvel for the return of Wendell Vaughn as Quasar.

I was part of a group that sent the Hallowed Hallways of Marvel the “Bring Back Wendell” Cake as well as t-shirts and petitions.

I like to think Marvel responded favorably by bringing back Wendell Vaughn as Quasar in the pages of Nova (Richard Rider, that is).

So it seems at least that it’s possible to bring back your favorite character with enough rabid enthusiasm, and now fans are at it again, this time for Dredd 2.

Dredd, which starred Karl Urban, absolutely bombed at the box office, but it was received favorably by fans and critics alike.

To add to that, the screenwriter behind the movie didn’t rule out a Dredd 2, and Karl Urban recently stated home video sales sold well, with over 600,000.

Now the creators behind Dredd are getting into the action as well, as Rebellion is officially backing an online petition for Dredd 2.

A Facebook fan page has also been launched with well over 30,000 supporting the Dredd sequel.



Still Hope For Dredd 2 Says Karl Urban: Video Sales Through The Roof

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:8916:]]Last we heard from Karl Urban, the actor said there was still a possibility for a Dredd sequel.

Recently, Karl Urban sat down with screenwriter Alex Garland and stated a Dredd sequel is not off the agenda.

Now we hear from Urban at Comic-Con who states here is still hope as sales for home video have been pretty huge.

“It’s certainly my hope that we get to make more … clearly it has found an audience,” Urban said during Comic-Con, reports AirLockAlpha. “The home video sales for Dredd just went through the roof. I think it sold 650,000 units in the first week.”

Karl Urban goes on to state that as long as the fans are behind more Dredd and remain vocal, hopefully the studio will take notice and something will get done.

“I think the more people that campaign for it, the more people that email, Twitter and write into Lionsgate and say ‘We want to see more of this,’ then the more likelihood is that we’ll get to see that,” Uban said. “We certainly are doing everything we can to ensure that happens.”

The R-rated Dredd only made around $36 million worldwide with a $45 million budget, contrary to rave reviews from both critics and fans alike.

Karl Urban can be next seen in the new sci-fi Fox series Almost Human.


Judge Dredd 2 Is Possible Says Karl Urban


Last year the new R-Rated Dredd movie debuted starring Karl Urban which received rave reviews from critics and fans alike.

However, for some reason generaul audiences didn’t seem to interested as the movie actually lost money at the box office.

Dredd reportedly had a budget of around $50 million, not that large by any means, but only netted $35 million.

Actually, here in the U.S., Dredd did really poor with only a measly $13.4 million.

However, Dredd may have found new life in the Blu-Ray release as well as the vocal fan following.

And Karl Urban recently said a Judge Dredd 2 is not entirely out of the question and is possible, as the actor recently spoke to screenwriter Alex Garland.

Via The Collider:

Interestingly enough, I did have breakfast with Alex Garland this morning.  It’s not off the agenda.  Clearly everyone has woken up to the fact that an audience has found this movie and loves it.  It’s entirely possible, and if people want to see another installment then they should be vocal about that, because, it can happen.  The power of fandom can resurrect projects.  In fact, that’s what happened with Star Trek.  They weren’t going to do a third season until fans did a letter writing campaign and they continued that series.

Perhaps a better PR campaign would have helped Dredd, or dare I say it, a PG-13 rating?