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    Default Joss To Write New Dr. Horrible Comic For Dark Horse.

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/li...sequel-1128695

    July 20, 2018 by Marisa Roffman

    Joss Whedon to Pen New 'Dr. Horrible' Comic



    The news was announced at the Comic-Con panel celebrating the tenth anniversary of the web series.

    Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog is back … sort of.

    Creators of the three-part web series, including Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen, were joined by stars Felicia Day (Penny) and Nathan Fillion (Captain Hammer) for a 10th anniversary reunion Friday in the massive Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con. And what's more, they came armed with news, though it wasn't the sequel that many diehards have wanted for the cult-hit musical.

    Joss Whedon, who co-created and directed the musical and self-financed the series during the 2008 WGA strike, revealed that he wrote a one-shot comic for publisher Dark Horse Comics that will be released Nov. 14. It is the latest comic based on the web series about Dr. Horrible and his nemesis, Captain Hammer, though. There were a handful of one-shot comics released between 2008-10 that were written by Dr. Horrible co-creator Zack Whedon.)

    It’s called Dr. Horrible, Best Friends Forever," Joss Whedon shared. "It’s about Dr. Horrible and his best friend Captain Hammer.” Chimed in co-star Day, who played their shared love interest: “That sounds like a children’s story that would end in murder."

    Dr. Horrible was originally going to be an audio piece. Whedon revealed that he pitched a number of takes on the series to tech higher-ups in an effort to illustrate they didn't need studios. Among those hearing the pitches: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. That came years before Amazon's streaming rival Netflix entered the scripted originals space and upended the traditional television business.

    "It was like a diary, almost — a diary of this lonely guy," Whedon said of the pitch. "But then I was like, well, lonely guy or villain guy?" Whedon noted he often has problems with traditional hero stories — "Angel was the hardest show I ever did," he said — and villains, like Dr. Horrible, can often be more relatable.

    Fillion (who played arrogant hero Captain Hammer) — who entered the Whedon-verse with a villainous arc on Buffy the Vampire Slayer — recalled he had trouble getting into the mind of his character Caleb. “[Joss explained] ‘The villain doesn’t think he’s the bad guy; he thinks he’s the good guy,’” Fillion recalled of his role on the Sarah Michelle Gellar starrer.

    Dr. Horrible's impact goes beyond its subversive storytelling. Day, who has often been dubbed the queen of DIY web series after launching The Guild, praised the widespread impact of the three-part musical favorite. “It was a huge boost to a world that was very new,” Day said. “Dr. Horrible set a bar that hasn’t been passed in creating content for the digital platform.”

    “I learned a lot from that,” Fillion added. The actor, who next stars on ABC cop procedural The Rookie, noted that after seeing what the crew had to do to in order make Dr. Horrible, he is more skeptical when other productions claim something can’t be done. “It can be done,” he said.

    Although there was no word on any potential sequel, Fillion indicated he'd be open to it. “Two things terrify me: singing in public and Shakespeare,” he said, dropping in a reference to his work on Whedon feature Much Ado About Nothing. “But I have a rule that if Joss calls, I say yes.”

    The panel, which did not feature a moderator, did not address allegations of Whedon's extramarital affairs or his forthcoming HBO drama series.

    https://www.newsarama.com/40972-joss...omic-book.html

    Joss Whedon's DR. HORRIBLE Returns ... in a Comic Book

    By Newsarama Staff
    July 20, 2018



    Press Release

    Dark Horse and Dr. Horrible are “Best Friends Forever”

    MILWAUKIE, Ore., (July 20, 2018)—Announced by writer/director/producer Joss Whedon himself during today’s Hall H Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog 10th Anniversary Panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Dark Horse is thrilled to reveal art from the upcoming Dr. Horrible one-shot written by Joss Whedon! The horribly fantastic comic will feature art by José Maria Beroy (Versus) and Sara Soler (Red & Blue) with colors by Dan Jackson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), cover art by Fábio Moon (Two Brothers) and a variant cover by Francesco Francavilla (The Black Beetle).

    Upon its release in 2008, the Emmy and Hugo Award-winning Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog became a pop culture sensation. Created by Joss Whedon and written by Whedon, his brothers Zack and Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen, this made-for-web movie musical tells the story of Dr. Horrible (played by Neil Patrick Harris), an aspiring supervillain; Captain Hammer (Nathan Fillion), his nemesis; and Penny (Felicia Day), a charity worker and their shared love interest. In Dr. Horrible: Best Friends Forever, the time temptress herself, HOURGLASS, is in dire trouble and turns to that team of famous best friends, Dr. Horrible and Captain Hammer, who are best friends, yes they’ve always been best friends why are you giving me that look?

    "What a pleasure it is to be back in this world, putting words into these characters’ mouths and saying, ‘say these words, mouths’ and then they do,” said Whedon. “Each member of the Hammerverse—sorry, Doc, that’s what it’s called, he registered it—is a delightful, bigger than life character, but more importantly, on a very human level, they’re idiots. You will thrill to their adventures and weep for their pain, or maybe not weep, maybe just, I don’t know, itchy nose. Based on Actual Events."

    Whedon has proven to be a Comic-Con favorite since his first visit in 1997. He is the writer/director of the first two films in Marvel’s “Avengers” franchise, and wrote the acclaimed horror film “The Cabin in the Woods” and animated classic “Toy Story,” the latter of which earned him an Academy Award® nomination. On the television side, Whedon is the creator/producer of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” its spinoff “Angel,” cult hit “Firefly” and Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Earlier this month, HBO announced that the network landed Whedon’s upcoming high profile series “The Nevers,” which Whedon created and will write, produce and direct.

    Dr. Horrible: Best Friends Forever goes on sale November 14, 2018, and is available for pre-order at your local comic shop.

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    The panel, which did not feature a moderator, did not address allegations of Whedon's extramarital affairs or his forthcoming HBO drama series.
    This made me laugh. Can you imagine someone standing up and asking that question. 'Hi Joss, massive fan, love Dr Horrible, but can I ask, why did you cheat on your wife and do you think that cheating affects your claim to be a feminist?'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Priceless View Post
    This made me laugh. Can you imagine someone standing up and asking that question. 'Hi Joss, massive fan, love Dr Horrible, but can I ask, why did you cheat on your wife and do you think that cheating affects your claim to be a feminist?'
    laughing so hard at this

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    Oh god, I really am not bothered about Dr Horrible I'm afraid.

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    For a long time Joss seemed to be doing nothing, and now suddenly he's decided to get busy. Wonder if he's running out of money He's got Dr Horrible, Buffy re-boot, Pippa:Adult Detective (or whatever it's called) . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Priceless View Post
    This made me laugh. Can you imagine someone standing up and asking that question. 'Hi Joss, massive fan, love Dr Horrible, but can I ask, why did you cheat on your wife and do you think that cheating affects your claim to be a feminist?'

    It boggles my mind that news sites now apparently think writers' or cast members' extramarital affairs and relationships in general should be the topic of discussion in cons. WTF?!
    You keep waiting for the dust to settle and then you realize it; the dust is your life going on. If happy comes along - that weird unbearable delight that's actual happy - I think you have to grab it while you can. You take what you can get, 'cause it's here, and then...gone.

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    For a long time Joss seemed to be doing nothing, and now suddenly he's decided to get busy. Wonder if he's running out of money He's got Dr Horrible, Buffy re-boot, Pippa:Adult Detective (or whatever it's called) . . .
    And the Victorian Time Traveler series as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by flow View Post
    And the Victorian Time Traveler series as well!

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    I forgot that one; The Nevers. Where is he going to find the time? He's also got his twitter account to keep upto date

    Wonder if Kai is suing for more money?

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