Not content with adding Lord of the Rings, Dredd and Star Trek to his pop culture resume, Karl Urban is taking on Amazon’s The Boys. The fan-favorite star will lead the new adaptation of Garth Ennis’ comic, as directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.
A potential TV reboot of Judge Dredd seemed like tacit admission that Dredd sequel was never getting off the ground, just as producer hopes to return Karl Urban to the role were wishful thinking at best. Now, Urban himself says “discussions” are taking place, and if he likes the Mega-City One material, “I will be there.”
The announcement of a potential Judge Dredd: Mega-City One TV series dashed hopes that Karl Urban would finally get that Dredd sequel, but should it? According to one Mega-City producer, “we are going to have some long and complicated conversations” about Urban’s return.
Aside from headliner John Boyega, there aren’t any “big” names in the Pacific Rim sequel, aside from Scott Eastwood (who isn’t quite as well-known as his surname). Guillermo del Toro’s original plan for Uprising (previously titled Maelstrom) was for Charlie Day, Burn Gorman and Rinko Kikuchi to reprise their roles from the first film, but when Steven S. DeKnight took over directing duties, those plans became far less certain — and we’ve been left to wonder which characters, if any, might actually return. Thankfully, a new set photo helps clear things up a bit.
In the midst of a dreary summer for blockbusters, Star Trek Beyond was a light in the darkness, returning the rebooted franchise to the fun, funny, and exciting roots of its 2009 predecessor. But even a cast as professional and talented as this one made plenty of mistakes, the best of which are preserved forever in the newly released Star Trek Beyond blooper reel.