Do You Want a Sequel to 'Dredd'? Sign the Official Petition Right Now!
by Ethan Anderton
July 25, 2013
Back in March we heard a potential sequel to Dredd was in trouble because of the unimpressive performance at the box office. However, star Karl Urban told fans in May that Dredd 2 was "not off the agenda." Urban followed by saying, "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 power of fandom can resurrect projects." Now there's a way for fans to demand a sequel as 2000AD, the publishers of the Judge Dredd comic book, are taking action.
The publishers have created an online petition for fans to sign in hopes of getting Lionsgate to pay attention. As of yesterday, the petition had over 10,000 signatures and the campaign page on Facebook had over 30,000 likes (why those numbers aren't more equal, we're not sure), so it's a good start. Dredd may not have performed well at the box office, but it found a pretty big audience on home video, becoming one of the highest-selling Blu-Ray titles of the year. As of now, a Dredd sequel still seems like a longshot, but maybe this petition could do the trick. If not, there's always Kickstarter, right? If you want to support the Dredd sequel, go sign the petition right here, and like the campaign page on Facebook.