There have been rumors for several years, but it has been officially stated by Joss Whedon that the sequel for the Internet sensation is in the works. Songs and scenes have been written. Everyone is in.
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE okay, I’ll stop.
The first installment centers around the rather pathetic attempts of wimp Dr. Horrible to be…well, horrible. Between having a powerful but conceited arch-nemesis (Captain Hammer) and falling in love with the girl at the laundromat (played by Felicia Day), he has his hands full. However, if he wants to join the esteemed League of Evil, led by Bad Horse, he will have to prove himself both successful and evil…at whatever cost. The show was a tragic comedy and a musical, sung nicely by everyone.
Biggest problem: everyone’s so dratted busy. Neil Patrick Harris (Dr. Horrible) has been working both in films and CBS’ How I Met Your Mother. Nathan Fillion (Captain Hammer) is currently starring in ABC’s Castle. And of course, Joss Whedon himself is working on the summer’s biggest movie, Marvel’s The Avengers (EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE seriously, I’m done.) and an adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing. None of them can exactly be expected to drop everything for this.
However, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog is one of the most popular Internet series’ ever. There was little doubt that more would come. Whedon says that he thinks the sequel will be a film instead of an Internet show.
“We have been working on that for a while. It’s been hard because we all have jobs, and some of them are extremely taxing,” he said, “But we have had a vision of the thing for a while, we have been working on it…We need a little free time and right now that’s plenty hard to come by.”
Okay, so it’s not really THE most solid promise, but it is one. And we the fans are grateful for even that.