TV creator and film director Joss Whedon rocked the nerd world on Friday night when he talked to the Comic-Con crowd about the "Dr. Horrible Sing-Along Blog" airing on TV for the first time (and its upcoming sequel), his favorite episode of TV he's written and his hopes of returning to the medium some day.
During the "Joss Whedon: Dark Horse" panel at the annual San Diego event, Whedon discussed his love of television, his iconic shows and a sequel to his cult hit "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog," which will air for the first time on TV this season on The CW.
Whedon, his two brothers and his wife created the 2008 musical tragicomedy miniseries for the web during the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike. "Dr. Horrible" tells the story of aspiring supervillain Dr. Horrible (Neil Patrick Harris), his nemesis Captain Hammer (Nathan Fillion) and the woman they both love Penny (Felicia Day). The little miniseries that could was a huge hit with members of the Whedonverse and critics.
As for "Dr. Horrible 2," Whedon couldn't say much, but he did tease some details:
"We're going to do three prequels, but they're going to suck," Whedon joked to the crowd via Newsarama.com. “We've been working on it for about two years. We have a bunch of songs, we know exactly where we're going. I can't wait to tell you more about it ... That's gonna start happening hopefully soon ... some of the actors in it are kind of successful!"
As for his past TV experience, Whedon dished on working with Fox (on "Firefly" and "Dollhouse"), his favorite "Buffy: The Vampire Slayer" episode, and more:
Despite his struggles with Fox, Whedon said he wants to return to the small screen. "I think I invented television," he joked to the Comic-Con crowd. "Most of the good storytelling going on in America is done through television."