We were just a bit too excited when we came across this post from Screen Rant. According to the site, every Joss Whedon fan’s dream of seeing another installment of the Nathan Fillion/Neil Patrick Harris web series Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog isn’t just a pipe dream:
A sequel to Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog has always been the plan and creator Joss Whedon has been discussing it publicly for some time now. Supposedly, there’s already a title and songs written for Dr. Horrible 2 and last we heard the sequel was set to film in the summer of 2012. Obviously, that didn’t happen. In the latest issue of EW the magazine debates the odds of a few fan-favorite shows ever returning and they reached out to Jed Whedon (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), composer of Dr. Horrible‘s songs, for an update. Here’s 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.”
Of course, no real date looms, but according to the site, and the hectic schedules of Doctor Horrible’s creators (Whedon, busy with the Avengers franchise and his brother Jed working on various Whedonverse projects including The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D), there is a promise of a sure thing that Whedonites can look forward to. We can’t wait for a definitive date and when we have it, you LitStackers will be the first to know.