Joss Whedon Discusses Dr. Horrible Sequel; Possible Feature Film?

Published 6 years ago by , Updated June 27th, 2013 at 3:07 pm,

dr horrible sing along blog Joss Whedon Discusses Dr. Horrible Sequel; Possible Feature Film?

Joss Whedon spoke to a group of reporters this week at a Paley Fest Panel and revealed some of the ideas he has for a sequel to Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog as well as well as how we might be seeing it.

For those of you not familiar with Whedon’s successful internet project, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog is a 43-minute musical film, separated into three episodes, that was made available for viewing online for free (for a limited time) and later available for purchase through iTunes and on DVD.

The series featured the incredible cast of Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, Felicia Day and Simon Helberg and it earned a huge fan-following, critical acclaim and multiple awards. It even went as far as earning a #15 spot on Time magazine’s top 50 inventions of 2008.

Needless to say, Whedon discovered a new outlet for his creativity and at a perfect time with the issues and uncertainty surrounding his new network television series, Dollhouse. Since Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog debuted online, the fans have been anxiously awaiting for more content in the form of a sequel.

joss whedon1 Joss Whedon Discusses Dr. Horrible Sequel; Possible Feature Film?Fortunately enough, the cast members and the Whedon brother creators are interested in a sequel and the Dr. Horrible phenomenon was successful enough that it could gain studio financing for a larger-scale follow-up. However, Whedon’s intentions are to keep the Dr. Horrible show low-key and intimate like the first one.

“Well, we don’t want to be beholden to anybody… We want to do the product the same way we did the first one, which is out of our hearts, and then go to people [and say], ‘OK, if you’re interested in this, this is what it is.’ Besides, it could be something theatrical. It could be something on the Internet again, where it’s done on the fly and it all comes from us. We don’t know how we want that to be. The best thing to do is to write it. Then we can start deciding a business model based on the script.”

A full-length feature film is not out of the realm of possibility, however, as Whedon and co. are considering all opportunities at continuing the Dr. Horrible mythos.

“We’ve talked about doing an actual studio film, and we’ve talked about doing an independent tiny little thing… We’ve talked about everything in between, the bumper sticker, whatever format.”

Sci Fi Wire pointed out that in a separate interview, Joss Whedon’s brother, Jed, revealed that they have a story in mind and that it’s pretty big – big enough for a significantly longer sequel.

Are you a Dr. Horrible fan and if so, how do you want to see the sequel?

Source: SCI FI Wire

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  1. I have to say not until a few months ago did I know about Dr. Horrible. But acouple of friends sat me down and made me watch it and I loved it! As long as they keep it along the same lines that they did to the first one I would def watch it.

  2. My wife and I are HUGE fans of “Dr. Horrible”… Huge. Not only was the story great, the songs sing-along-able, and the cast phenomenal, but it changed our perceptions of how creative content could reach its target audience. For the people, by the people, indeed. No studio = no studio interference. Sounds like the perfect equation to me.

    Joss and crew: we’re putty in your hands. Wow us.

  3. I’d almost say go for the movie just for the heck of it. :)

    Either way, great to hear they’re moving along with it.

  4. It was fun and I would like to see more, but not as a TV show or a movie, just the way they are, anymore would make it too cheesy, its just right, the way it is.

  5. Aside from Dollhouse, which I haven’t seen, if Joss makes it, I’ll most likely love it.
    I love Buffy, Firefly is my favorite TV show, and Dr. Horrible is absolutely amazing. Amazing enough for me to be Captain Hammer for Halloween last year. Or at least his younger, glasses-er, scrawnier brother.


    Err, I mean, sweet. ;)

    I’m really up for whatever medium they ultimately decide to go with, but I would like to see it in the same sort of small scale deal they did before. It was just perfect. Everything felt real and honest. The actors seemed like they were there for the fun, not the job. Plus, none of the big studio pushiness and bull crap.

    Way to be Joss and crew! I’m waiting eagerly!