Joss Whedon returned to Comic-Con to give his annual speech/Q & A after sitting out last year. The Avengers director answered questions from fans and eventually the conversation turned to a follow-up to his musical web series Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.
“Everybody wants to do it; everybody is insanely busy. Jed (Whedon) and Maurissa Tancharoen are running S.H.I.E.L.D. Zach (Whedon) is up in Canada directing his first movie which is exciting and Neil (Patrick Harris) is doing everything and hosting a show about the thing he did. I saw him after he did Hedwig, and it was the first thing out of his mouth ‘When are we doing it? We’re all looking for that space.’”
Released online in 2008, Dr. Horrible instantly connected with the Whedonverse as fans for the series were hungry for more. Then, Joss got pretty busy for a few years with all things Marvel and didn’t have the time to give Dr. Horrible the sequel it deserves. The desire from everybody involved is there to make it, but Joss has yet to confirm what form the sequel will take.
There has been plenty of talk about the variety of different ways to approach the follow-up, it could be a movie, a comic book, a podcast, a shared dream or a web series. Regrettably, we’re no closer to finding out when Dr. Horrible will be back, but now that Joss is on sabbatical from Marvel he can explore all the possibilities.
One of the many projects he is currently working on is a new comic book mini-series called Twist, I won’t try to pitch it to you as I believe Joss phrases it beautifully;
“It [Twist] addresses the amoral question that’s been facing us: Why isn’t there a Victorian female Batman?”
Twist will be hitting comic book stands next year.