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April 04 2010

Dr Horrible 2 is being organised and written. Whedonopolis has the scoop from some Whedony people last night in LA.

Oooh, can't wait!
Additional shout of joy!
Well, I got what I wanted for Easter!
And a Happy Easter to you, Horribles!

ETA Ooh, I guessed the title: .

[ edited by Pointy on 2010-04-04 13:39 ]
Whedonopolis actually got the scoop so in the interests of fairness, I changed the link.
Hate to spoil the buzz, but didn't we know this already? I thought it was party written/composed, but JZJ&M weren't that far into it because none of the actors will be free for a while...?
That's a verbatim lift isn't it ? Hope they got permission.

Good news though I must admit I had it in my head that they'd actually already started on the writing. Clearly my head was wrong. Again. Who do I ask for my money back ?
YES! This is better than chocolate bunnies!
Maybe they will call it DrH2o. A bad joke right there ;) But I'm REAAALY exited about Dr Horrible 2, and what the official title will be, cover art et cetera!!!
We've known that songs were being tinkered for quite a while, but if writing is 'beginning', I imagine they're taking their outline and filling in the scenes between songs, adjusting songs to fit the flow of the project and drinking a lot of Fresca with Kiwi juice.
YAY! *dance of joy*
Exuberance!
My excitement is so great that I cannot fully express it in writing.

*commences Dance of Joy*
Yes! Yes! Yes! Weheeeeee!
EEEEE!

Seeing this completely made my day. :)
Seeing all these (relatively) new peeps today. So appropo. Happy/Welcome!

[ edited by Pointy on 2010-04-04 21:38 ]
So the whole debate earlier about which format it will appear in, is totally premature. I am very happy though the project has been confirmed. I don't know how on earth they would bring Felicia back (Penny's doppelganger shows up - maybe she's evil like Willow's evil vampire twin?) but it'll be sad without her.
(Penny's doppelganger shows up - maybe she's evil like Willow's evil vampire twin?)

Or like - din din dinnnn ! - The Bad Penny (™ BTW) ?

(no idea if Felicia is coming back but there're ways they could do it I reckon. E.g. a Penny-in-his-head like Baltar had on BSG frinstance)
The Bad Penny ... She's worse than The Bad Seed!!.

Thanks, Saje.

[ edited by Tonya J on 2010-04-04 22:38 ]
;). And yep, much worse. At least The Bad Seed might grow on you.

*runs away at faster than the speed of groan*
But is she worse than The Bad Pun? :)

If they're actually writing the script, they must have the format planned, right? I'd think a movie, a stage show and an internet-y thing would have different scripts.
We'll have to avoid being the motivation for Joss to write "Heart, Broken 2" -- i.e., keep our enthusiasm in check so the creative team has the freedom to create a fun sequel without fandom breathing down their necks. (But we want to know...!)
There is a difference between firmly standing behind the Mutant Enemy and breathing down his neck. The most problematic I think is when people ask Felicia about her involvement because a) it puts her in an unconfortable position and b) it's a creative decision that I would rather have THEM decide. I'd love to see her again, but more than that I want a good story. And if Felicia is not a Shatner about it, neither should we.

Joss Whedon would not be who he is if he listened to fans for what they wanted. In fact he's obviously very good at giving us the oposite and making us love it. HE's the one who breaks OUR hearts time after time, remember?

I think Joss and Crew know where not to go if they want to avoid fan input (like... here) -- as they should. But what we can and should do is show them how much we care.
Joss Whedon would not be who he is if he listened to fans for what they wanted.


Heh. He didn't kill off Angel back in the early days cause the fans loved him and made Spike a central part of Buffy due to huge fan interest. Joss knows when to play to the crowds when he has to.
There's different levels of breathing down a productions neck. There's BUFFY, where people want Tara back and go a bit mad, and then there's DOLLHOUSE... which ended up with people reading casting sides 9 months in advance and slagging things off.

I learned a lot from DOLLHOUSE. Actually, it was pretty a pretty incredible experience - and incredibly disheartening watching FOX trying to work out to handle things. I definitely think the less that gets out about the DR HORRIBLE 2 plot early, the better. The human urge to peak in advance risks crushing a project.
You learn something new every day... Simon, I didn't know that about Angel. And if Joss had killed him off we wouldn't have that lovely scene (fast-forward several years) with Spike and Angel at Wolfram & Hart:

SPIKE: Least I got company, eh? You and me, together again. Hope and Crosby. Stills and Nash. Chico and the

ANGEL: Yeah, are we done?

SPIKE: Never much for small talk, were you? Always too busy trying to perfect that brooding block-of-wood mystique. God, I love that.

ANGEL: Not as much as I loved your nonstop yammering.

SPIKE: The way you always had to be the big swingy, swaggerin' around, barkin' orders...

ANGEL: Never listening...

SPIKE: Always interrupting...

ANGEL: And your hair. What color do they call that? radioactive?

SPIKE: Never much cared for you, Liam, even when we were evil.

ANGEL: Cared for you less.

SPIKE: Fine.

ANGEL: Good. (beat) There was one thing about you...

SPIKE: Really?

ANGEL: Yeah, I never told anybody about this, but II liked your poems.

SPIKE: (not flattered) You like Barry Manilow.


Glad the fans interfered on that one.
I agree that we shouldn't hassle anyone, especially people like Felicia, but it's not like theres someone with a Number Two badge in front of their faces yelling, "We want information. INFORMATION!"

We just post it on the internet. It's not like the fans have any real access to Joss. The only opportunity to directly ask him anything is at something like Comic-Con. They (Joss & co) can lurk sure, but if they don't wanna hear what the fans are saying they can easily log-off.

Pressure can only come from within. If you start to let what others (i.e. fans and non-fans alike) think and feel begin to shape what you are trying to accomplish, then I suspect your in pretty deep trouble.
It also comes with the sickle of making stuff people love for years rather than just like then forget about (which has the added benefit of hundreds of thousands of hits when you launch mushortios, iTunes top slots, multiple copies of DVDs sold, viral marketing etc.). The attention's unfortunate in some ways, sure, but if you want one you get the other. Rough with the smooth, triumph/disaster = imposters and all that jazz.

(put it this way, fans being too interested in the next thing they do isn't a problem most creators have)
Saje, are you saying it's a doubled-edge stake? :: Runs away from the even bigger groan ::

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