Karl Urban, Star Trek’s new Dr. McCoy, was at San Diego Comic Con today attending the Panel for RED, when he made news confirming the rumors from yesterday about Judge Dredd. See below for video, pictures and details of Karl’s day at Comic Con, plus a first look of Urban as the vampire villain in Priest. [UPDATE: Urban talks about Star Trek sequel start and Abrams directing.
UPDATE: Urban on Abrams directing Star Trek sequel
Collider interviewed Karl Urban about all his upcoming projects. Regarding the Star Trek sequel, Urban confirmed TrekMovie’s earlier reporting that (unlike what Bruce Greenwood says) shooting will begin in May or June of 2011. Urban also opined on if JJ Abrams would return to the directors chair.
I haven’t heard anything. I certainly hope so. Knowing J.J. I think he will have a pretty tough time handing this baby off to someone off. He was such an instrumental force of nature in delivering that film and creating those characters and ensuring that the Star Trek that was released was not some vacuous special effects extravaganza and that it was a character driven film. My hopes are that he will come back to the director’s chair
Urban "looking good" to be next Judge Dredd
So the rumor was true, Karl Urban is in talks and he tells MTV that it is "looking good" he will be the next Dredd, noting he has been a fan and it would be an "honor"
Urban spoke in more detail about Judge Dredd to Collider.
Urban gives Vulcan shoutout at RED Panel + trailer
MTV also has a panel report, which notes that at one point Karl yelled out to the crowd "Are you out of your Vulcan minds?!" Here are a couple of photos of Karl today at Comic Con.
Karl Urban arriving for his "RED" panel
Urban with his "RED" co-stars Helen Mirren and Bruce Willis
RED opens October 15th, 2010. Summit also released a new trailer for RED today, here it is on YouTube;
First look of Karl in Priest
Following RED, Karl will next be another comic book adaptation, Priest. Karl plays the villain, a vampire named "Black Hat". Priest opens May 13, 2011. Here is the first look of Karl as "Black Hat" from a poster on display at Comic Con.