After remarks made at San Diego Comic Con International this past weekend that the best hopes for a Dredd sequel lie with the fans, the character's publisher have made reaching out to Lionsgate and Rebellion, the current film rights-holders, as easy as possible. Enter the official 2000 AD Dredd sequel petition. You can sign it here, which will sign you up for a mailing list...but it's a Dredd 2 mailing list, not a 2000 AD general one, so theoretically those e-mails should be pertinent to your interests. The film didn't make its money back in theaters, but has performed well on home video and streaming services; as a result, star Karl Urban said at Comic Con that prospects for a sequel were as good as they've ever been, and that fans needed to just keep doing what they've been doing: mobilizing, and bugging Lionsgate on social media. The folks at Make a Dredd Sequel have been at this for months, but it's only in the recent past that Urban has been telling the media that their campaign is having an impact.
"The more people that campaign for it, the more people that email, Twitter, write-in to Lionsgate saying 'we want to see more of this,' then the more likelihood we will get to see it; we're certainly doing everything we can to make sure it happens," Urban told reporters in San Diego last week, and then echoed those sentiments a few times throughout the weekend. So click through and sign the petition; taking off my reporter hat for a minute, it was not only my favorite comic book adaptation of 2012, but my favorite film, full stop. It deserves a sequel, and the fact that one seems to be within reach in spite of all the obstacles it faces seems like some kind of surreal justice.