Could Dr. Horrible Be Coming To A Theater Near You?

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Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog may soon no longer be a blog. Joss Whedon and his co-conspirators say they're considering doing the sequel to the hit webseries as a feature film. Including a surprising castmember. Spoilers!


Whedon told Sci Fi Wire that "we've talked about doing an actual studio film" of Dr. Horrible as the follow-up to the web serial. And his brother and co-writer, Jed Whedon, says "The story we've talked about is pretty big, so it may end up being longer" than the original three-part series. Adds Joss Whedon:

Well, we don't want to be beholden to anybody. We want to do the product the same way we did the first one, which is out of our hearts, and then go to people [and say], 'OK, if you're interested in this, this is what it is.' Besides, it could be something theatrical. It could be something on the Internet again, where it's done on the fly and it all comes from us. We don't know how we want that to be. The best thing to do is to write it. Then we can start deciding a business model based on the script.

Whatever business design they agree on, Bad Horse better get a cut of the profits.

Meanwhile, Maurissa Tancharoen, their collaborator, says they're considering bringing the love interest Penny (Felicia Day) back from the dead. She's definitely dead, but there are lots of ways to resurrect her or return her to the story. Just as long as she doesn't spend hours moping about how she was in Heaven.

Dr. Horrible pumpkin design from Pink Raygun. [Sci Fi Wire]



Step One: Get rich

Step Two: Finance Whedon's stuff without any strings attached

Step Three: No profit!

Hmmm. My plan seems to have run into a couple snags. If only there were an easier way for me to wear my Captain Hammer shirt without having to explain what the hammer means.