EXCLUSIVE: Zack Whedon Offers ‘Dr. Horrible’ Sequel Update

Now that “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” is a bona fide award-winner with a sequel on the way, everyone wants to know what’s next for Dr. Horrible, Captain Hammer and the rest of the gang.

I recently spoke to “Dr. Horrible” co-writer Zack Whedon, who scripted the inline musical along with brothers Joss and Jed and Jed’s wife, Maurissa Tancharoen, and along with giving Splash Page readers an exclusive preview of the “Dr. Horrible” comic he’s writing for Dark Horse, he also offered up an update on the musical’s much-anticipated sequel.

“We’ve been planning it pretty much from the minute we finished the first one,” said Whedon of the sequel, which Nathan Fillion recently revealed has both a title and a few songs written already.

As for when they’ll really get down to work on it, Whedon said work is underway—but he expects things to start moving along more once shooting is finished on Joss Whedon’s television series, “Dollhouse.”

“They finish up ’Dollhouse’ in the winter—at least what they’ve scheduled to shoot thus far—so hopefully when that’s done, we’ll all be able to get together more frequently and grind it out,” he explained. “There are a couple of songs written. It’s very promising. We’re all very excited about where it goes.”

While he couldn’t reveal many details about where the sequel will take the cast—or exactly which members of the cast will be returning—he did say that Dr. Horrible and Captain Hammer would, of course, be back in action.

“Yeah, you have to see them in the sequel,” he laughed. “We will expand the world a little bit into other areas you have not seen… and it will be hilarious.”

“We’re doing it for fun and for ourselves and for the fans,” he added. “So doing a sequel is really a no-brainer.”

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