One of the most absurd projects which Neil Patrick Harris has ever been involved in was ‘Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog’ and the actor would love to bring the character back. Honestly, I think anyone who has ever experienced this monstrosity will agree it is one of the funniest things which Harris has appeared in! The web-based musical has won both a Hugo and Emmy Award due to the pure creative magic which was used to bring it to life.
This year is the tenth anniversary of the original and we know that both a script and multiple songs have already been written for a potential sequel. Sadly, the cast and crew (which include Harris, Felicia Day, Nathan Fillion, and Joss Whedon) have somewhat busy schedules which haven’t been able to sync up. The original was penned by Maurissa Tancharoen, Whedon, and his brothers Zac and Jed.
According to Harris:
“I would be so excited if that were to ever come to pass. From what I hear, Joss Whedon has a couple other irons in the fire. He’s busy doing other massive, time-suck, financially remarkable endeavors. But if there’s ever another writers’ strike, I’ll certainly sign up for the sequel.”
I’m sure moviegoers would hate for there to be another writer’s strike at this point but at least one good thing could come out of it.
The story had Harris as Dr. Horrible who is an aspiring supervillain who keeps failing due to his nemesis, Captain Hammer. Hammer is played by Fillion who not only stops him but his involvement introduces a love triangle as well. Horrible has a thing for Day’s character, Penny, and accidentally introduces her to Hammer. The two hit it off and the evil Doctor has to decide if he wants to take his shot at joining The Evil League of Evil and become a real supervillain or chase after the love of his life.
Are you hoping that the stars will align and we could get a sequel to ‘Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog’? Maybe those involved could switch tracks and work on creating a feature length film instead of a limited web series? Share what format you’d love to see the series return in below!