Joss Whedon says Dr. Horrible 2 coming along, original to air on CW; Does not actually confirm Firefly reboot
Last night Joss Whedon confirmed that the sequel to Dr. Horrible, his cult-hit Web miniseries made during the writer’s strike following the love-sick Dr. Horrible as he tries to take over the world with his freeze ray. There have been rumblings for a long time that a sequel was in the the works but it now seems closer to reality that ever before. During his panel at Comic-Con, Joss Whedon confirmed that he had gotten together with co-creators Jed Whedon, Zack Whedon, and Marissa Tancharoen and several songs have already been written. Whedon also noted that the original series will be airing on The CW. Everyone is treating this like news, but I swear I remember hearing this was in the works sometime last year. Still, I guess it’s coming sooner rather than later. IGN proposes that it is possible that, with the CW airing the original, they may also be the TV home for the sequel. This seems like the most likely course of action, honestly, and I would be pretty surprised if that wasn’t part of the deal (although I expect it will go online first, just like the first one). Now if only Nathan Fillion and Neil Patrick Harris actually had time to do any of this. [Source: IGN]
There is no Firefly reboot
Okay, now that is out of the way, I wanted to note that what Joss Whedon did not do is announce a reboot of Firefly. Oh, he noted that he had been thinking about it, but it’s taken him three years to get together the sequel to a 2009 web series that took a few days to get together. Bleeding Cool, who I initially saw reporting the story, has since retracted it (although the original author states he stands by what he understood Whedon to be saying). Whedon was tweaking everyone’s noses or he was sharing one of the millions of ideas bouncing around in his head. Either way, I don’t believe it’s happening. Who knows, maybe in another decade we’ll get Firefly: The Next Generation. But a reboot? Not in the cards, although we can all dream.