New Images Of Karl Urban In “Dredd”

Before we see Karl Urban return to the big screen as Dr. McCoy in the 2013 Star Trek sequel, the actor will be taking on another iconic sci-fi role…Judge Dredd. Some new images for the film have been released, check them out below.


Judge Karl

Karl Urban stars as Judge Dredd in the comic book adaptation due in theaters September 21st, 2012. Here are the latest images (via @JDMN_updates and KarlUrbanWiki).

Karl Urban in "Dredd"

Karl Urban in "Dredd"

Olivia Thirlby and Karl Urban in "Dredd"



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Oh my.

I just don’t know…

Looks cool. Didn’t see the Stallone “Dredd” flick. Just couldn’t bring myself to do it. I’ll probably see this one though.

In the second photo, the helmet makes the rest of his body look incredibly tiny.

Urban is a very good actor, I just don’t know if he can assert his presence from under that helmet for the whole film.

Best thing about this film may be Urban doing the press junket in September so he can be asked Trek questions.

Don’t get me wrong, I loved Stallone’s Dredd… it was a “terrible” movie, but there was just something about it I liked. A cult favorite, I suppose. But this… this looks BADASS!! #excite

Can any of you imagine D. Kelley doing something like this during Trek’s downtime? lol. Something amusing to ponder today.

Mongo want to know how Urban mans keep from going cross-eyed from look through helmet?


*gasps for air*


*gasps for air*…

Hmmmm …. I want Bones…. WOW… Olivia Thirlby looks so different, too…

;-) :-)

How can we be SURE that’s Karl Urban?

His uniform reminds me of Leslie Nielsen covered by the condom in “Naked Gun.”

In the third pic he looks like Dark Helmet from Spaceballs.

As long as Rob Schneider doesn’t turn up, it should work out well.
Someone said there’s a fan-‘edited’ version out there of Stallone’s Dredd that removed as much as possible of Schneider? I hear it makes a big improvement.


I must be one of the few that actually liked Stallones Judge, oh well. I’ll watch this one sometime. A because I like the script B because Urbans in it. And C it looks good.

But does he get to say, “I am the law!”?

Dammit, Jim, I’m a doctor, not the law. No, wait, I am the LAW!

It seems that no one here noticed what was written on the jacket in the first picture – KARLURBANKIWI. Nice one, Karl! You go make us kiwis here downunder proud!

I hope there is some great Bones/McCoy dialogue/action for Karl to do in the next Star Trek film.

Are you getting this, Bob?
Good man.

I don’t know if I wlll bother with Judge Dredd. Never been into those sorts of comics – looks too violent, dark and a little stupid as well. Don’t like the helmet and it seems almost sacrilege to cover Karl’s nice looking face like that. It is likely that I will hire it on DVD when released later just to satisfy my curiosity. Of course, I could be pleasantly surprised. You never know…

I liked the movie Red and Karl was really good in that.

I loved the original Judge Dredd movie as a kid but for the life of me, I just can’t watch it anymore, its terrible. I am hoping this new movie with Urban will deliver.

I think anyone would look ridiculous in that helmet.


He looks like Juggernaut from an X men cartoon.

Or maybe on of those lego people…. or wooden weebles.


And he looks so serious… HAHAHHAHHAHHHAHAHAHAHHA

Honestly, I hate that MASSIVE Helmet!
I think Darth Helmet’s helmet was smaller!

I actually liked the stallone film, tragedy!


8 – You’re absolutely right. De waited until 1972 to come out with this jaw-droppingly goofy “horror” flick:

To utilize Star Wars teminology, “I’ve got a bad feeling about this.”

The first thing that came to mind looking at pic #3 was the box art to Megaman 1 on the NES. The helmet just looks wrong on his head.

I’m cautiously optimistic. It couldn’t be worse than the Stallone flick.

So long as Rob Schneider is MILES away from the set, I’ll likely see it.

Well, he’s got the scowl right.

And that’s probably about the size a helmet should be if it’s got some good protective padding, yeah? It ain’t a fascinator, people.

Looks cool! Will I go see it…..?

This looks like a “G.I Joe” movie……if was directed by Uwe Boll in the ’80’s!


“Judge Dredd” will be the movie to “dread” in 2012!

I dunno… Stallone could have done a better ‘Judge Dread’ had better hands had been on the helm… and not retards, as the results of the movie. Plus no Anthrax music as the theme…

the pics that i see of this new movie? I dunno. Wait & see… when is this coming out?

though if they are pushing this for Sept then already they know it’s weak, Conan~weak… or am i looking at this wrong and Sept is considered sucky movie time in the Northern Hemisphere but good in the Southern Hemisphere (Karl being Kiwi after all)…?

Dredd would love the NDAA bill.

Urban’s a fine actor and an ambulatory work of art–a shame to helmet that face. Maybe he’s a Dredd fan; I hope he didn’t agree to do this flick simply because he had he no better offers.

Much rather see pix of him as Bones.

Helmet too large.

I think they should have remade it with Stallone, he just looks how I imagine Dread to look.

Loved Karl in ST09, hope this doesn’t hurt him, I think he is under-rated or lt least under-utilised.

Looks like a renter…..

36. Agreed.

Wasn’t thrilled with him in Priest either (he was alright, but it was a pretty unmemorable villain who could have been played by anybody) — I like the guy, and I guess I was hoping for terrific parts, not Ron-Silver-in-Timecop roles.

But, yeah, all I know of Dredd is the Stallone movie. So, maybe this will be, er, better than I fear.

Completely unrelated, but Thunderbirds (the Frakes one) was on tonight, and I’d never seen it. Did a quick wikipedia search and heard about all the pre-release fan outcry (a Ford rather than a Rolls Royce! etc.). Lately, I’ve been thinking about my (mild) frustrations with Trek ‘)9, and they didn’t have much to do with “Don’t they know that on TOS, former Gary Mitchell called Kirk a stack of books with le..” “Don’t they know that engineering wasn’t a brewery!” and more, I think, to do with what made scene within the world of the movie. But I get the purist (they shouldn’t change anything!) arguments.

Actually, it’s pretty related — about adapting a popular genre piece for film.

The Dark Knight and Trek II seem to examples of solid sequels — and I think what I like about both is that they exist on their own, they don’t keep one foot in the past/comics/series/previous movie(s).

Batman Begins was a good start, but it was tied to everything that came before (the Plot To Destroy Gotham, the Damsel in Distress) and was still a little campy/comicy — but The Dark Knight, even though it used Batman characters, it treated its world as real. So did Trek II. It wasn’t slavish to following the look and to referencing lines and situations from TOS “Hey! Remember that time…” even though it depended on a character from the past, and was largely about past choices and regrets — still, it wasn’t like a bunch of stoned middle aged guys going “Hey, remember that time we destroyed that planet killer thing, that was awesome.”

By Trek III, they were able to have a bit of fun with the nostalgia and play to the series’ roots, but, still, the best TOS movies stood on their own.

I’m really hoping this one (this is a story about Dredd, and I’m still obsessed about Trek) takes its world seriously, and that the stakes matter to the characters.

I really like his buddy. Olivia Thirlby, huh? Darned purdy.

Oliva Thirlby was great opposite Chris Pine in Farragut North, cant wait to see her in this, hopefully its better than her last film Darkest Hour 3D.

I really hope Karl did this for the money!

This girl look much better than Rob Sneider as a sidekick.

Actually I like the “bad” first Dredd movie with Stallone. I like Karl and hope this is going to be a good movie. Fingers crossed.

Ok i just did an image google search for Olivia Thirlby.

I didn’t see a single cigarette but she is smoking in every pic.

Is it me or In all the pictures does it appear Urban is trying to scowl but it looks too forced…

I love Karl (not as much as my wife does!) but this film has some major delivering to do and I can’t help feeling it ain’t goin to deliver.

To be fair I said the same thing about ST 09 and I was majorly wrong about that!

@19 KC

I kind of hoped it actually was a badge on his jacket exclaiming KARLURBANKIWI. I was quite gutted that it was just laid out over the pic. Would have been too obvious, but hey!

Jive long and Foxtrot!


Uhm sooo… compared to the Stallone flick this time they got the helmet quite right but totally changed the rest of the costume..? Now where’s the Sense in that?