On Wednesday, Joss Whedon’s 2008 Internet miniseries Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog aired on television for the very first time. While many new eyes didn’t sing along, long-time fans will be glad to hear the sequel is moving forward.
Dr. Horrible co-creators Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen told The Huffington Post that the sequel has been outlined and some songs have been written. They’re in negotiations with returning actors for a spring shooting date, and a release planned for the fifth anniversary of the first foray into the Dr. Horrible universe.
“We want it to come out five years after the first one,” Whedon said. “That’d be a nice place for it to land. It’s an always-evolving thing. Even though we’re trying to maintain the spirit of, ‘We’re buddies making little movies together,’ the first one was well received, so we feel pressure to not ruin it with the sequel. So we’re taking it a little more seriously than we maybe should be.”
Until work on the sequel gets underway, Whedon and Tancharoen will be keeping busy with the Avengers-themed S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot for ABC.