Dr. Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog was judged by yours truly to be the nerdiest musical ever made. If you have not seen it, then look it up…NOW. It’s only about 45 minutes long–I’ll be here when you’re finished.
Aren’t you glad I made you do that? Want more? Of course you do. And while it’s old news that a sequel is in the works, there hasn’t been many updates from the filmmakers. Which is understandable, as Joss and Jed Whedon have been ridiculously busy as of late.
Follow the jump to read what Jed had to say to Entertainment Weekly about the further adventures of Nerddom’s favorite lovelorn evil scientist:
EW’s doing a special feature on the likelihood of certain fan-favorite properties making a comeback. Dr. Horrible was exclusively an online and DVD phenomenon–never making it to broadcast TV, cable, or cinema–but its popularity earned it a place in the issue. Here’s what Jed Whedon had to say about a sequel:
We know we have spoken publicly about a sequel in the near distance and our passion to create it, and I promise we have not been insincere. Horrible is still one of our favorite creations by humans who were also us. We have many songs written and the plot outlined, but needless to say, we’ve been busy. Joss has had a hectic couple of years and is in the middle of the busiest year of his life, as is Zack and as are we. Also the actors have other things they’re acting in, I think. So the future is uncertain, our passion remains. DH2 will exist, in some format or another, at some point in the future. Unfortunately, the when is still unclear.
Jed Whedon is still doing his darnedest to resuscitate the ailing Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and of course, Nerd Deity Joss Whedon is buried in work on the Marvel Cinematic Universe—Avengers: Age of Ultron, specifically.
Thus it is impossible to say when either of them will have a free moment to crank out Dr. Horrible 2. Still, it’s nice to see it’s still on their minds, and that at least some work has been done on it.
We’ll definitely keep a close eye on this planned sequel–just as close an eye as The Evil League Of Evil kept on Dr. Horrible’s projects.