Some say February is the month of love, I say it’s the month of giving hope to fans of the Whedonverse. We recently had a glimmer of hope about a Firefly resurrection, and now we’re being reassured that a Dr. Horrible sequel is indeed still in the works. It’s like nerd Christmas!
The second installment of the villain’s musical story has been teased for a while; however, everyone involved has been a little busy. Joss Whedon has those pesky Marvel films on his plate, Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen are working on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and the cast seem to all have ongoing projects. However, Entertainment Weekly recently reached out to Jed for an update on Dr. Horrible 2, and he shared some positive news:
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.
There are songs, there’s a plot – it’s heartening news! I’m willing to be patient for this, and I have a lot more faith in the Dr. Horrible sequel than I do in any sort of Firefly reboot.