A tough week for Karl Urban

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Publish Date
Thursday, 23 June 2016, 4:49PM
Karl Urban. Photo / Instagram
Karl Urban. Photo / Instagram

It’s been a tough week for Kiwi acting star Karl Urban with the tragic news of his Star Trek co-star’s untimely death, followed by news one of his favourite roles is not likely to be reprised.

After growing demand for a Judge Dredd sequel, Urban has admitted things are not looking so rosy for the famous character.

Last month, during a round table discussion for his new film Star Trek Beyond, the 43-year-old told AFP that people are still talking about Dredd and “they want more.”

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Today Urban posted to fans on Twitter:


Earlier this week, his Star Trek co-star, 27-year-old Anton Yelchin, was tragically killed in an accident with his car.

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Since then, Urban has posted a tribute photo of himself, Yelchin and fellow cast members Zoe Saldana and John Cho to the top of his Twitter page. He also tweeted a video of Joy Division’s song Atmosphere, dedicated to Yelchin.

Yesterday The NY Daily News reported a Star Trek Beyond event at the Cannes Lions festival was cancelled following Yelchin’s death.

Cast members for the sci-fi thriller had been scheduled to attend a Q&A seminar to promote the film but were reportedly too distressed.

Star Trek Beyond will hold its world premiere in less than a month on 20 July as part of San Diego’s Comic-Con event.