What awesome news came out of Comic-Con today (Friday)… Joss Whedon‘s Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog will be airing on The CW sometime in the near future!
This musical action flick stars the likes of Neil Patrick Harris as Dr. Horrible, Felicia Day as the love interest Penny and Nathan Fillion and Captain Hammer.
Yes, I said musical, but it’s done very well.
Dr. Horrible was made by Joss Whedon during that 2008 debacle called the Writers Guild of America strike. It was responsible for the cancellation of some TV shows and some seriously botched story-telling results as in Transformers 2.
But then there were those that used the time wisely and decided to do something outside the established production system of Hollywood and slapped together this little indie flick with some friends of his.
Then he released it into the wilds of the internet and such… for free.
Watching the series, you can tell everyone had fun working with Joss Whedon making the project.
It’s been streamed, then sold on DVD and now will air sometime in the near future on The CW network. Which, speaking of outside the system, seems a bit backwards for a project.
There is no date announced yet, but this is pretty cool.
What about that pesky sequel for Dr. Horrible that fans have all been waiting for? In a panel at Comic-Con, all Whedon said was “soon.”
They’re working out the various logistics between all the aspects of the hit project.
Bonus: With Joss Whedon in the public eye, it’s inevitable that sometimes his tenure under Fox (Firefly) comes up… and as one person tweeted,
“Joss just jokingly mimed what it was like to work at Fox. It looked like being stuck in a box.”
To be honest, if Fox didn’t do what it did to his show and set Joss on his path then, consider this: Would he have still ended up making Dr. Horrible or directed The Avengers?
Yea… sadly, I think we have to say thank you to Fox’s odd methodology that set Joss on his path to today!
Speaking of Firefly, they had a reunion panel of sorts at Comic-Con. Joss Whedon, Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, Summer Glau, Adam Baldwin and Sean Maher with writers Tim Minear and Jose Molina were in attendance.
In the panel Joss thanked the never-ending support of the Browncoats.
He said another Firefly comic book is coming from Dark Horse, where it will pick up where Firefly and Serenity left off.
Here’s a blow-by-blow panel recap from [insidetv: firefly comic con panel]