It’s been almost six years since Neil Patrick Harris donned the goggles and belted out tunes of sorrow as Doctor Horrible, but the hit web series’ co-writer promises a sequel is still in the works. Really.
Jed Whedon co-created the series with his more-famous brother Joss during the writers’ strike back in 2008, and the funny little slice of awesome has gone on to amass 50 million views in the years since.
Rumors of a sequel cranked up almost immediately, and stars like Neil Patrick Harris and Nathan Fillion have been saying all along that they’re game for another go-round. Heck, even Joss has told us he’d love to return to the world again.
The only problem? The Whedon family is a little busy helping create Marvel’s family, so they haven’t had time to actually pencil in production time to create a sequel to the Sing-Along Blog. But that doesn’t mean they’ve been sitting idly by. Jed told Entertainment Weekly that some songs for the sequel have been written, and promised the sequel will happen … eventually.
Here’s an excerpt from his statement:
“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.”
It’s nice to know this one is still cooking, though admittedly on the back burner. But what interests us even more is Jed’s little nod about “some format or another,” which makes us think they could be cooking up something a bit more substantial than a web series release. Hmm, perhaps a Much Ado-style indie film? Hey, it’s the cool thing to do these days if you’re a Whedon.
What do you think? Are you glad to hear we’ll get a sequel? What form should it take?
(Via Entertainment Weekly)