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Urban To Star In 3D Action-Adventure Film

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Star Trek’s Karl Urban will join Willow Shields (The Hunger Games) and Leehom Wang (Lust, Caution) in The Wonder.

The Wonder is a family-oriented 3D action-adventure film which will be directed by Ron Underwood.

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Urban: The Appeal Of Dredd

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

For Karl Urban, finding out what makes Judge Dredd tick and how Dredd reacts to internal conflict when he begins to question his role is what makes the character exciting and interesting.

Judge Dredd is a law enforcer in the metropolis of Mega-City One, who is given the power of judge, jury and executioner in the post-apocalyptic wasteland. Dredd 3D is based on the 2000 AD Judge Dredd comic.

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Urban: After The Disclosure

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Karl Urban recently explained what happened to him in the aftermath of his Benedict Cumberbatch Star Trek 2 character disclosure.

While being interviewed about his work on Dredd, Urban also spoke about character development and the secrecy surrounding Star Trek 2.

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Orci Drops Trek 2 Character Hints

Monday, July 16th, 2012

In an interview with TrekMovie.com, Star Trek 2 Co-writer Roberto Orci cleared up some information regarding some characters to appear on Star Trek 2 – well, perhaps.

Orci again debunked a rumor about the character to be played by Benedict Cumberbatch, and explained which characters played by actors new to the franchise would be portraying canon characters and which would not.

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Urban: Excuses And Teases

Friday, July 13th, 2012

After last week’s revelation from Karl Urban regarding the role that Benedict Cumberbatch would be playing in Star Trek 2, the actor had an excuse for his loose lips.

Fans were not sure if Urban’s comments were true and a slip-up on the part of the actor, or just a bit of trickery and misdirection. But in a recent interview, Urban explained why he seemingly misspoke.

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Star Trek 2 Villain Revealed?

Monday, July 9th, 2012

An inadvertent slip by Karl Urban may have let slip the name of the villain for Star Trek 2.

While doing promotion for Dredd for SFX, Urban’s comment on Benedict Cumberbatch may have revealed the character being played by Cumberbatch in Star Trek 2.

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Pegg And Urban Video From Star Trek Set

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Simon Pegg and Karl Urban took time out from shooting Star Trek to wish a Happy Birthday to 2000 AD Comics, which is celebrating thirty-five years.

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Urban Cast As Car Thief

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Karl Urban, Star Trek XI‘s Dr. McCoy, and Ben Barnes (The Chronicles of Narnia) have been cast as a pair of car-thief brothers in Overdrive.

Overdrive, directed by Antonia Negret, will feature the brothers who “find more trouble than they are looking for in the South of France.”

Filming for Overdrive will begin October 29 in Marseilles.

Urban Ready for Trek 2

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Not only the fans are eager for the return of Star Trek, but so is Karl Urban.

Urban has other irons in the fire, but his mind is looking ahead to Star Trek 2. “I’ve got Priest coming out next week,” he said, “it’s a kickass, post-apocalyptic vampire western, and then I’m going to start working on a new Star Trek film towards the end of the year. You know, when J.J. [Abrams] is ready. When he says, ‘Let’s come and play’.”

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Urban Answers Star Trek 2 Questions

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Karl Urban answered a few questions while on a press tour for Priest and amongst those questions were two Star Trek-related ones.

The question that the Star Trek actors seem to be asked the most recently concerns the start date of filming for the next Trek movie. According to Urban, “I’m hearing that it’s going to be September or November this year.”

Like everyone else, Urban is waiting to hear if J.J. Abrams will be returning as director for Star Trek 2. “I certainly hope so,” he said, when asked if he thought that Abrams would return. “He’s a phenomenal director and we had such a great time working with him on the first one so I really hope so.”

Urban To Appear In Priest

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Next month, the post-apocalyptic Priest will debut, featuring Star Trek XI‘s Karl Urban as the evil leader of the vampires.

Priest is the story of a world ravaged by war between humans and vampires.

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First Photo of Urban as Judge Dredd

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Fans waiting to see how Karl Urban will look as Judge Dredd need wait no more, as the first image of the actor in costume has surfaced.

The outfit is based on the 2000AD comic’s Dredd look, complete with helmet, which Urban will not be removing. “I think somewhere along the line [Sylvester] Stallone‘s film [in 1995] was a missed opportunity,” said Urban. “As soon as he took the helmet off, the enigma was blown.”

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Urban Finds RED Brawl Painful

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

A fight scene in RED between Karl Urban and Bruce Willis resulted in consequences for Urban.

The scene featuring Urban and Willis began with Urban picking up Willis, throwing him across the room and smashing pieces of furniture. “That was a good day at the office,” said Urban about the fight scene, which actually took three weeks of training and ten days of shooting. “Bruce and I went for it, and it was no-holds-barred, and he gave as good at he got.”

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Urban: Getting Into Character

Friday, October 8th, 2010

Following DeForest Kelley‘s Leonard McCoy was a challenge for Star Trek XI‘s Karl Urban.

Being a long-term Star Trek fan gave Urban a different perspective on playing McCoy than might have been true for actors who were not fans of the original series. “Yeah, well I have to say that it was daunting from the perspective that I was already a long-term fan of the show,” said Urban. “I was one of the older cast members who actually was into it and knew the original series, so for me to approach such an iconic character that was so wonderfully-crafted by DeForest Kelley for over forty years was daunting to say the least.”

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Urban’s New Zealand Advantage

Friday, October 1st, 2010

Karl Urban finds his New Zealand roots to be an asset when it comes to growing as an actor.

Unlike Hollywood-based actors, those from Australia and New Zealand can’t be as picky in what projects they choose to work, but that works in their favor. “Why a lot of Australasian actors are finding success offshore is because the industries [at home] aren’t that big,” explained Urban, “but it forces you as an actor to accept work in all the mediums to make a living and it strengthens you as an artist.”

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