A Horrible Sequel

So they say the Whedons are making us a sequel, to Billy’s tale of laughter, love and loss.

About time.

So they say it’s a movie, so fantastic!

They’ve…er…signed it..?

K. Stopping now! But, a fan’s gotta do what a fan’s gotta do…

*is hushed by a terrible death-whinney*

Chances are you need no introduction to Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog – the three-part webisode musical brought to us by the Whedons and all their associated geniuses. Even if you didn’t regularly traverse the planes of the interweb, it won a bucketload of awards and commendations, including in 2009 an Emmy for Most Incomprehensible Category (sorry, I mean, ‘Outstanding Special Class – Short-format Live-Action Entertainment Programs’). And thus despite being originally web-based media, Doctor Horrible announced itself to those who may have never otherwise even heard of or experienced it’s brilliance.

Bring on more frozen yoghurt!

The whole project was just that; brilliance. It was launched internationally online, for free, spaced out over 5 nights (July 15th, 17th and 19th, 2008). It came to iTunes 3 months later, and was available in DVD (with extras!) almost two month after that. Wikipedia states that, “As of January 5, 2009 the DVD had become the number 2 overall bestseller in the Movies & TV category at Amazon.com, and number 1 in musicals.”

It spawned a comic prelude, a fan-made prequel, and a phenomenal 8-bit video project.

And in 2009 we had confirmation of a sequel. What media it’s presented on is still unknown – even to those holding the puppet strings;

“It depends on what form it takes.” (Jed Whedon, c/- Scifiwire). “The story that we’re talking about is pretty big, so it might end up being longer.”

There have been whispers if everything – “from actual studio film to bumper sticker”. The latest news we can find on the sequel came via an MTV interview with Nathan Fillion, confirming that it will be musical – that it has a title (but he’s not telling) – and so one can assume, that he’ll be reprising his role as Captain Hammer.

But what would the sequel story cover? Will it be set before or after the original? Will Moist get to do a song (not only on the Commentary! this time)? Will Captain Hammer get to use the Hammer Cycle? Will the groupies be back? Where will Felicia Day fit into it (“We love Felicia so much. Maybe she’ll do catering while we shoot the movie.” – Maurissa Tancharoen, c/- Scifiwire)? Will Billy make it out of his blog?

It’s a brand new day, and our hopes are high, but we don’t need to fear, the sequel must be nigh..!

*rest of song cancelled by Fox*

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