Fans have been longing to see Karl Urban return to the role of Dredd ever since seeing him in action as the 2000 AD character back in 2012. Since then, Urban has carved out another niche comic character for himself, that of Billy Butcher, leader of The Boys in Amazon's unorthodox superhero series. While we await the arrival of Dredd TV series Mega-City One, which is in the works right now, Urban recently discussed the possibility of one day playing both characters at the same time.
"Yeah, I certainly hope so, that would be, that'd be rad, wouldn't it? I would ideally love to get into those boots again you know, so we'll have to wait and see."
Karl Urban sounds as keen to put on the Judge Dredd helmet again as fans are to see him in it, with the actor recently saying that he would relish the opportunity to return to the role when the continuation series Judge Dredd: Mega-City One begins. "Well, listen, it's very, very early to get into any specifics on that, but I've gone on the record before saying that I would love to come back and be a part of that world and tell more Dredd stories," Urban said.
"There is just a plethora of great, great stories within the Judge Dredd universe. I think that Jason [Kingsley] and his team - I think that the legacy of Judge Dredd is in great hands. And if I get the opportunity to work with those guys, you can bet your bottom dollar I will be there - because I think that it would be just a real rich and rewarding experience for, not only for us to collaborate, but for the fans."
Production on Judge Dredd: Mega-City One is sadly moving very slowly, but things are looking promising, with Rebellion CEO Jason Kingsley recently offering an update on the series. "A lot of work has been done on all sorts of different scripts actually. So Mega-City One the TV show. Basically, we can't go into production because of the [situation] and we've got scripts and everything is ready to go but the problem is, because of the [situation] and everybody's funding changes and everybody's shifting around."
As for The Boys' Billy Butcher, the second season will premiere on Prime Video with the first three episodes on Friday, September 4, and new episodes available each Friday following, culminating in an epic season finale on October 9. Thanks to the chaos of the first season, The Boys are now fugitives and Billy is nowhere to be found. "It's a bit of a mystery," says Urban, on Billy's whereabouts. "The Boys are on the back foot and spend a lot of their time trying to make an impact and get traction for taking down the Supes. Just because they're wanted and in hiding doesn't mean they're gonna stop doing what they do. So, the objective is still fundamentally the same."
Alongside Urban, The Boys stars Jack Quaid as Hughie, Laz Alonso as Mother's Milk, Tomer Kapon as Frenchie, Karen Fukuhara as the Female, Erin Moriarty as Annie January, and Chace Crawford as the Deep. This comes to us from Comicbook.com.