Karl Urban hasn’t given up hope that a sequel to the 2012 action flick Dredd is going to happen.
Fans have been crossing their fingers extra hard that Lionsgate will give the proverbial greenlight to the follow-up. Unfortunately, the picture’s box office performance may stand in the way of the character’s future cinematic adventures.
Despite everything that’s currently working against the sequel, Karl Urban hasn’t given up on Dredd 2. While promoting his upcoming motion picture Riddick at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, the actor said the studio could move forward with a follow-up if fans prove they want more.
“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 that we’ll get to see that. We certainly are doing everything we can to ensure that happens,” Karl Urban explained.
In other words, don’t just sit around your house whining that Dredd probably won’t get a sequel. Fans of the flick should hit social media as hard as possible to show there’s substantial interest in the project.
Considering the movie was a huge box office disappointment upon its release in the US, chances are Lionsgate isn’t going to move forward with the sequel on its own accord. The film only managed to scrape up around $13 million during its short theatrical run.
Although Blu-ray and DVD sales were pretty strong — the film reportedly sold around 650,000 copies during the first week of release — producers have pretty much said that Dredd 2 isn’t going to happen. However, Karl Urban insists a sequel isn’t completely out of the question.
“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 actor said.
Are you a fan of Karl Urban? Do you think a sequel to Dredd is going to happen?
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