It was the musical that swept the internet savvy, nerd world up in a wave of horribleness. In 2008 the entertainment world was suffering through the bleak time of the writer’s strike. Writers and actors were left with a lot of free time on their hands. So much free time these creative folks needed an outlet. Joss Whedon and friends brought to life, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-Long Blog and geek cult phenomena was born. The web series starred Neil Patrick Harris as ne’er do well anti-hero, Dr. Horrible and Felicia Day as the sweet laundry buddy, Penny. She was the love interest to a triange formed with Nathan Fillion‘s, “heroic” antagonist, Captain ‘The hammer is my penis’ Hammer.
Since the web series hit and gained a massive legion of fans we’ve been waiting for a sequel. What else could Whedon and crew possibly be involved with?!? Whedon’s got that little super hero movie, The Avengers; Harris is starring in an unknown comedy series, How I Met Your Mother; Fillion’s on the other totally unpopular series, Castle; and Day is working on some web series no one’s ever heard of, The Guild & Dragon Age: Redemption. Obviously this is meant with heavy sarcasm, these people are incredibly busy!
In a recent interview with the New York Times Whedon let some titillatingly information about a sequel slip,
We’ve got several songs near completion and we’ve got a very specific structure. We’ve just all got jobs. And it’s not like Neil [Patrick Harris], Nathan [Fillion] and Felicia [Day] ain’t busy either. We get together at Christmas and family occasions, and then play each other our partial songs and go, “Yup, that’s still exactly as it was the last time we played it. We’re great.
So yes, it could be happening! At least we know the creative forces that be would like to see it happen. Plus, Miss Day could still be involved? Not to spoil but, she meets a very certain end in the web series so it what incarnation could she be returning? Let the speculations begin!
Whedon also let loose the sequel’s possible title, Dr. Horrible and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull!