Joss Whedon reveals Dr. Horrible 2's music is 'near completion'

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:51 PM EST

With production for The Avengers less than two weeks away, you'd think that either the shooting schedule or the $150 million budget would be foremost on the mind of director Joss Whedon. Nope. Our geek hero is still thinking about Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.

Best of all, when asked if he would bring Dr. Horrible to Broadway, like Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Whedon told the New York Times, "I would say my heart is more in the idea of the sequel."

He then continued to give us something to live for:

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."

Of course, Felicia Day's presence implies that her character Penny will appear in the sequel. Has Dr. Horrible revived her? Has he created a clone Penny? Robot Penny? Penny from another dimension?

Whedon hasn't confirmed this, or anything else about the plot of Dr. Horrible 2, except for the title: "It's going to be Dr. Horrible and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull."