'Dr. Horrible' Sequel Coming Soon, Says Joss Whedon
Back in 2008, we witnessed some serious magic as Joss Whedon created "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" and produced the entire thing during the writer's strike, putting it all on the Internet. What followed as a cult phenomenon: the few days of free streaming got people hooked on the hilarious yet heartfelt (and quite sad) musical, leading to strong DVD sales and iTunes downloads.
Now, four years later, The CW will air the 42-minute "Dr. Horrible" event to kick off the 2012 season. That has brought some renewed interest in the project, and prompted a question at a Q&A that Whedon moderated recently in Hollywood: when will there be a sequel?
Whedon actually gave an answer: he said that not only is the sequel in the works (which has been the case for a while), but it will go into production "within the next year."
Before you get your hopes up too much, there are still plenty of questions as to how that will work out logistically. After all, Whedon is a hot commodity now after the success of "The Avengers," and will also be helping out with a S.H.I.E.L.D. television series. Plus, stars Neil Patrick Harris and Nathan Fillion are busy with "How I Met Your Mother" and "Castle" respectively.
The other big question is how the sequel will be distributed. Will it be another hour-long special, or will it extend into a full series? Will it air on The CW as well, or go straight to the Internet? And while we're asking questions, if it's a true sequel and the events of the first installment apply, then what does that mean for Felicia Day?