Joss Whedon Talks ‘Dr. Horrible 2,’ ‘Glee,’ & What’s Next

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joss Joss Whedon Talks Dr. Horrible 2, Glee, & Whats Next

With the series finale of Dollhouse just a few days away, fans of the Whedon named Joss might be wondering what the geek auteur might be up to next. With rumors of a show on FX, Dr. Horrible 2 and aspirations of directing Glee making the rounds, Joss takes some time to tell everyone what’s on his plate this year.

On the sequel to Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog,

(Jokingly) “Sadly, my collaborators don’t have more time on their hands. They all have other jobs, which I think is both rude and disgusting.”

“We very much want to do it. We meet, we hammer out stuff, we have songs, we have ideas, we’re really working it, but it’s a slow-moving train. We’re very passionate about it, and Neil’s been great. He’s always checking in before he takes a gig.”

On directing an episode of Glee this March

“That’s something that’s trying to be worked out, but I haven’t heard whether or not that’s going to take place. I hope so, that’d be great, [but] I don’t know anything about it. I’m just a director on hire for that. I’m a huge fan, [so] I’m going to show up and hopefully put the cameras somewhere useful.”

“I’m going to try to not stalk anyone. That’s going to be my big ambition. I practiced on Jamie Bamber, and I didn’t stalk him for eight days on that episode of Dollhouse. I think I can rock it. I think I’ll be OK.”

On what we can expect from him next,

“I do hope to create something in this calendar year, as well as do jobs for other people, but I haven’t investigated anything besides Glee. That’ll actually take a chunk of time. It means a lot to me—I really want to get it right. So that’ll eat up the better part of a month, intellectually, so I’m holding out for a Joss Whedon joint.”

As a huge fan of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, I can’t wait to see what they cook up for the next installment. While I’d love to see a sequel right away, I’m happy to wait so that they have to get everything right.

That being said, I have no idea what’s going on with this Glee thing. I know Joss is a huge fan of that show and I’m sure he’ll do a great job directing one of the episodes, but I just haven’t been able to get into it. I just don’t get it.

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I love musicals. If you don’t believe me, I’ll let you peek at my MP3 player and then you can see just how unmanly I am. Still, I don’t like Glee. I tried watching it. I tried many times, but the only thing I get out of it is a bunch of kids singing songs that I’d rather heard be sung by the original artists rather than a hokey school choir… but maybe it’s just me.

Or maybe it’s not just me. I’ll leave it up to you to either agree with me or put me in my place. What do you think of Joss’ aspirations for the year? Looking forward to Doctor Horrible 2? Is Glee your cup of tea? What should Joss do next?

Source: E! Online

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  1. i wish this talentless idiot would just disappear, he did two good tv shows ( Angel and Firefly), and the ammount of love and press the guy gets is insane.

    I'm surprised the geek community hasnt tried to have him made into a saint!

  2. I would also argue that Buffy was good too (though I agree Angel is better, probably just because it appeals more to males). Couldn't have Angel without Buffy.

    I think his latest “Dollhouse” show was his worst idea. So really, that is 3 out 4 of his shows that have been good/great. So why all the hate?

  3. I wish they would of gone with his script for wonderwomen,that's what i would like to see him do next.

  4. As a fellow fan of Joss and musicals…as well as a shameless self-promoter…might I recommend horribleturn.com? We made it in Houston and have received some humbling praise for a maiden voyage. Please check it out!

    Chance

  5. Buffy was good at the time, have you watched it recently? It has not aged well at all. It comes across as really cheesy.

    What I object to is the way he is treated as the Messiah. And Dollhouse was truly terrible.

  6. Sound off needless Whedon haters who come to articles about him just to express their hate for the guy (oh, it's already started).

    I'd love to see a sequel for Dr Horrible, that thing was genius (oh hell yeah, I'm a fan, you can all needlessly hate me now too!), but I can understand if everyone's busy, Neil has HIMYM, Fillion has Castle. Still, hopefully the stars will align.

    I'm also looking forward to his episode of Glee, but frankly, I'm wondering what he'll bring to it. The show works and Whedon's way of doing shows is pretty similar. But hey, who knows, maybe it'll be something new.

  7. Yeah, I guess it's agree to disagree. I still hold Once More with Feeling, Hush, and The Body to be some of the best 10 hours of TV I've ever watched. I haven't seen Dollhouse so I can't comment intelligently on that, but from Buffy through Firefly and the Dr. Horrible, I can't really think of anything he's produced that I thought was bad. The friends I have that are at least marginally objective tell me that Dollhouse is the [expletive deleted], and I should give it a shot.

    I think another reason Whedon gets the geek adulation is that a large part of that crowd (myself included) has a serious… hate is such a strong word… but dislike for the “mainstream”. It takes a lot for me to even consider the regular alphabet soup for viewing material, and the fact that the mainstream channels keep screwing with his shows (airing them out of order, not giving them a fair shake, etc.) makes us want to help him prop up his banner.

    Genius? I think so, but that's a really subjective appellation, just don't expect most geeks and nerds to tell you he's NOT God.

  8. Agree to disagree. Seasons two through six are just as strong and relatable as when they first aired. Seasons one and seven were always weak, and have stayed that way even after the show has ended. The graphics might be cheesier than other shows on the air now, but the story-arcs and characters are still strong story-telling.
    Buffy always had an amount of cheese with it, maybe you're just seeing more of that because you want to see it.

  9. I am trying to save Dollhouse. Sign petitions and read emails.

    http://toresimonsen.wordpress.com

  10. …um, you've been…mentioned… in another blog.
    http://emailsfromcrazypeople.com/2010/01/27/cra
    Just thought you ought to know.

    As for your petition, do you really see yourself getting anywhere? I have a niggling feeling that even Whedon doesn't care that much about it. When Firefly was cancelled, he was all “I'm gonna bring this back no matter what it takes!”, with Dollhouse he's basically just said “Yeah, I saw this coming, least we get to end it properly this time round, now on to other things.”

    Even most of his fans have come to terms with it and are simply content seeing how it ends. Let it go man.

  11. I want Serenity 2.

  12. Hey, if glee is not your cup of tea it's not your cup of tea. I really like Glee, but in no way it's a comedy more than a drama. It has more drama than the cw has on their shows.

    I can't wait to see what Joss Whedon is gonig to do next, I can't wait for the sequel to Epitaph One because I was actually going to quit watching dollhouse then I watched that episode and my faith was restored.

    It's cute that Neil checks in with Whedon whever e gets a job, NPH is such a cool guy.

  13. Have you watched Angel recently, because I have and the first two seasons are almost unbearable. I would rather watch the worst Buffy episodes than watch the first season of Angel. Not saying it doesn't get better, but it doesn't get better than Buffy.

  14. For anyone who doubts Joss's ability, all you have to do is watch the Buffy episodes “Hush” and “The Body”.
    For what was essentially a teenage drama (lets face it, the Vampires were a secondary plot point at best) he was able to produce some of the most intricate story lines on TV. and Those episodes would hold up against any of the crap on tosayss tv. How do Anel and Buffy get cancelled, yet 90210 and Melrose place are still on? ratings wise, before they switched buffy's night, the show ratings were well higher.

  15. Yes but seasons 3,4,5 of Angel still look great today, they look like a brand new show. And Angel was better than Buffy.

    Seasons 2 and 3 of Buffy were amazing, but season 4,6,7 were god awful. So I tally Angel having more perfect seasons than Buffy.

  16. Sorry, but I can understand people wanting to save Angel and Firefly, they were great fun shows, but Dollhouse has been terrible since the get go. With the exception of Epitaph One, all the episodes were dull and seemed to lack the two thing Whedon is genuinely good at doing;snappy dialouge and relatable characters, Dollhouse has neither.

    It doesnt deserve to be saved. The fact that it is still on instead of The Sarah Connor Chronicles borders on insanity.

  17. I remember Joss Whedon directing an episode of “The Office” Season 3, I believe. But that had a slight vampire subplot. They found a bat in the rafters and Jim pretended to be bitten so he could tell Dwight that he was turning into a vampire: he had a reaction to garlic bread and saw a glaring light from Angela's crucifix, he kept feeling his teeth, pretending they were getting pointy. It made sense, with Joss' background for him to direct the episode, so maybe “Glee” will have a corresponding theme.

    And please correct me if I'm wrong: Isn't Neil Patrick Harris going to be in an episode of “Glee?” Did I read that somewhere or is it just my wishful thinking?

  18. “And please correct me if I'm wrong: Isn't Neil Patrick Harris going to be in an episode of “Glee?” Did I read that somewhere or is it just my wishful thinking?”

    Don't say things like that, you'll get my hopes up.

  19. It IS “a bunch of kids singing songs that I’d rather heard be sung by the original artists rather than a hokey school choir”, but that's part of the fun. Mostly it's about those horrible, awkward moments that happen specifically to people who do not have the bravado and poise to avoid them.

  20. I knew it wasn't wishful thinking!

    http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2010/02/03/ask-ausi

    “Question: Any updates on Neil Patrick Harris’ Glee appearance? Is it definitely happening? —Evan
    Ausiello: While there’s nothing official to report yet, a major — and perhaps final — hurdle has been cleared: CBS has signed off on the deal.”

  21. You just made me giggle like a little girl… I hope you're happy.

  22. I knew it wasn't wishful thinking!

    http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2010/02/03/ask-ausi

    “Question: Any updates on Neil Patrick Harris’ Glee appearance? Is it definitely happening? —Evan
    Ausiello: While there’s nothing official to report yet, a major — and perhaps final — hurdle has been cleared: CBS has signed off on the deal.”

  23. You just made me giggle like a little girl… I hope you're happy.

    • Was that to my GLEE comment? Or something else?

  24. Damn that G.L.E.E. Always making horrible abominations out of everything.

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