The odds of Judge Dredd returning to the big screen are pretty slim, but the popular character will indeed be back, just in a different medium.
While fans of Pete Travis and Alex Garland’s 2012 Dredd movie are still wondering whether there’ll ever be a sequel to the instant cult-classic adaptation, it turns turns out the original movie was almost very different—and instead starred one of 2000 A.D.’s stranger Judges.
Ever since Dredd hit theaters back in 2012, the film has become a regular cult classic, with persistent rumors about a followup surfacing every couple of months. While our hopes were dashed last year, there are apparently new efforts to bring the character to a streaming service.
What do Judge Dredd, Mad Max and Adventure Time all have in common? They’re three of the best post-apocalyptic narratives we’ve ever seen. And they’re all slightly ludicrous, ranging from outright surrealism to mad social satire. In fact, the best post-apocalyptic storytelling is usually kind of ridiculous.
Ex Machina is one of the smartest, most thought-provoking science fiction movies in ages. And that probably conjures images of a slow, introspective Sundance-y film — but actually, Ex Machina moves at a ruthless pace, and kicks your ass up one all and down the other. Minor spoilers ahead...
Dredd was a beloved comic-book adaptation that actually did justice to the iconic post-apocalyptic lawman. But don't hold your breath for a sequel — even though fans have been pushing for Dredd 2 for a few years, writer Alex Garland tells us it's not going to happen.
Fans keep asking Dredd producer Adi Shankar about the possibility of a Dredd sequel, but there's some harsh financial realities preventing it. Here, Shanker explains how Dredd 2 could possibly happen — or, as he so eloquently puts it, "The guy who dresses up like The Crow is going to you a lesson in film finance."
Anticipation can be a dangerous thing. Sometimes you wait and wait for a book, movie or comic to materialize, and it's bound to be a letdown. But every once in a while, all your patience actually pays off. Which project did you wait years for... and it was totally worth the wait?
We celebrated Jeff VanderMeer's novel Annihilation as a weird science novel that's actually weird enough, and an antidote to J.J. Abrams-style mysteries. Now, the movie version has gotten a writer/director who can handle some weirdness: Alex Garland.
Behold the "bootleg" animated Judge Dredd webseries in its entirety. And it is dark, gross, and violent—and honestly I felt weird watching it at work. And that's probably the very feeling that the creator wanted to impart to the audience.
Here is the longest Judge Dredd: Superfiend trailer yet, along with a lot of footage of Judge Death just going bananas on the citizens of Mega-City One.
Behold the first-ever footage from the unauthorized (or, as the creator is calling it, bootleg) animated series JUDGE DREDD: Superfiend. This teaser trailer looks insane. Good.
Still waiting around for the next Dredd movie? Well we've got something that might help curb the hunger: a first look at the unofficial animated Dredd series.
Despite the fact that 2012's Dredd movie was a vast improvement over the first Judge Dredd film, and that many fans are clamoring (even singing) for a sequel, none seems to be forthcoming. But at least now there's going to be an unofficial, seven-part webseries from Dredd's producer Adi Shankar.
You know how bad we need a sequel to Karl Urban's pretty damned good Judge Dredd movie? Even Sylvester Stallone is willing to singing its praises, at least in this wonderful new Legolambs video. It's not quite the magnum opus of the Predator musical, but man, it ain't bad.
Most right-thinking people loved Karl Urban as Judge Dredd and want a second helping — but if we get another film, it won't be a continuation of Dredd, showing the Judge upholding the law in Mega-City One. Instead, it'll be a prequel, showing how the judges came to be.
Jeez, Judge Dredd is actually worse than I'd remembered. Especially after watching Dredd, which does Mega-City One's greatest lawman properly. Here's the scene where you might think, for a second, that this is at least going to be a fun ride. And then... campmageddon!
Yes, the fan-favorite Firefly crew are finally back in action, thanks to Dark horse's new series, while the Dredd movie gets a comic sequel as well. Plus Snowpiercer, super-Brits, Captain Jane T. Kirk (really!) and more, all in this week's comics!
Lately, it seems like every story has to be massive, or nobody cares. Every Doctor Who story is about saving the entire universe. The latest Hobbit movie seemed to be trying to be a Lord of the Rings-style saga. Every action movie needs global stakes. Can we talk about our epic epidemic?
I put off seeing Dredd for a long time. You might be in the same boat. Maybe you've heard vaguely good things about it, but just never really bothered to hunt it down and check it out because, well, it's a movie called "Dredd." Let me push you over the edge. Just do it.