Star Trek an honour for Karl Urban

8 September 2012

Karl Urban has revealed he is immensely proud to play Dr Leonard 'Bones' McCoy in the Star Trek reboots.

The Dredd 3D star is set to reprise his role as Bones in JJ Abrams' upcoming Star Trek sequel, alongside Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg and Benedict Cumberbatch.

"I can't say anything about the upcoming film, but it's a huge honour to play Bones. It means a lot to me," said the New Zealand actor.

"I loved watching the character in the original series, so wonderfully created and executed by DeForest Kelley. As a long-term fan, I have a huge responsibility to do that character right."

Karl is also returning as Vaako to the world of Riddick, alongside leading man Vin Diesel.

"It was fun to get back with Vin and director David Twohy - they are a great collaborative team," he said.

"I'm really looking forward to seeing it. I've seen some footage and it looks amazing. People are going to be happy with it."

The 40-year-old is also open to donning Judge Dredd's heavy-duty leathers and helmet again if Dredd 3D becomes a hit. Writer Alex Garland has already talked about the possibility of a trilogy.

"I haven't really thought too much about the future and where we could take the character. If this is a one-off and it becomes an instant cult classic, I would be really happy. But if we get to make more, I'd be on board!"

Dredd 3D is in cinemas now.

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