Joss Whedon is a very busy man. He’s serving as a consultant for Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and directing the upcoming “The Avengers 2,” which doesn’t leave much time for him to tackle other projects he cares about. One of those is “Dr. Horrible 2,” which he previously thought he could shoot in 2013 but now isn’t so sure about.
When asked by E! News what time his commitment to Marvel left him for projects like the “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” sequel, he said, “None. It doesn’t leave time for sleeping or eating.” Still, he, his brother Jed Whedon and Jed’s wife Maurissa Tancharoen have made some progress on the much anticipated project.
“We’ve written a bunch of it. It’s really just getting that into production, there’s too much even for me. There is such a thing,” Whedon says. “At some point I will go completely insane and not in the cute way.”
Still, there’s always the chance that Whedon could surprise himself and squeeze “Dr. Horrible 2” into his schedule. He’s just wrapped production on the pilot to “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and he won’t start filming “The Avengers 2” until February 2014, so he could potentially find a couple of weeks between then and now to reteam with Neil Patrick Harris and Nathan Fillion to make a low-budget follow-up to the 2008 web musical. He did make “Much Ado About Nothing” when he was supposed to instead go on vacation to Italy, so there’s no doubting what the Whedon is capable of.