When it was released back in 2012, Dredd 3D did not have a great showing at the box office, taking in an abysmal $13.4 million domestically and $22.2 million in international markets for a worldwide total of $35.6 million. Despite these numbers, the comic book adaptation starring Karl Urban as Judge Dredd was well-received by critics and fans alike, many of whom have been clamoring for a sequel. During a recent press conference in Germany, Karl Urban revealed that a follow-up may actually happen.
The actor said that "conversations" are currently ongoing between Lionsgate and screenwriter Alex Garland. While he agreed that the box office performance was poor, he added that the studio has taken note that the movie has found an audience on Blu-ray and DVD.
Of course, this isn't the first time we've heard that a sequel may happen. Back in January 2013, Dredd 3D director Pete Travis revealed he isn't directing a follow-up, but added that he hopes it comes together. At Comic-Con-2013, Karl Urban said that there is still a possibility that a new Dredd movie will happen. Just a few days after last year's Comic-Con, an online petition was started by the hardcore fans who want to see Karl Urban fighting crime in Mega City One again.
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