The other piece of entertainment news to break this weekend for fans of cult-classic comedies was something everyone’s favorite Whedonite told Matt McDaniel in an interview with Yahoo! Movies. At the tail end of a conversation that centered around Marvel Studios, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, and Joss Whedon’s highly anticipated, upcoming May 2012 release of The Avengers, the film’s director told McDaniel where he’s at with another highly anticipated production featuring what will hopefully be one helluva ensemble cast.
Whedon explained how a sequel for his 2008 online original Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog is still in the works, he just needs a few more hours in the day to actually get started on production. Here’s Whedon’s exact response to McDaneil’s question about where he’s at with the project:
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. But we have had a vision of the thing for a while, we have been working on it, we have a bunch of songs and a few scenes. We need a little free time and right now that’s plenty hard to come by.
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If you’re a fan who can’t wait to see the “homines non boni seriose” who round out the Evil League of Evil, this is kinda promising news, right? A “bunch of songs and a few scenes” is a good start! But, if you’re fan who can’t wait to see the “homines non boni seriose” who round out the Evil League of Evil this is kinda disappointing news, too.
Whedon and company have been teasing a Dr. Horrible sequel since way back in July 2008 (which, at one point, it was rumored was going to be the first and premiere productions from a Whedon owned and operated new media studio). It’s nice to know Dr. Horrible is still on his mind, but it’s taking way longer to come to fruition than any Neil Patrick Harris fan or member of Whedonesque would like.
So, what’s your over/under on when we can expect to watch a Dr. Horrible season two? Mine is Q3 2013, but regardless of the date, I have a pretty good guess of where the show might end up.