Having used his diabolical song-and-dance skills to rule the Internet and television, will a crooning, toe-tapping Neil Patrick Harris conquer the multiplex next?

Harris seems to think so. Talking to MTV News, he said that the long-gestating sequel to 2008's Web smash 'Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog' may be a big-screen movie. "That's their plan," he said, referring to Joss Whedon and the other creators of 'Dr. Horrible.' "I don't know of what scale. They're talking all options, because they made the first 'Dr. Horrible' in five days on no budget at all. That was its intention." Having used his diabolical song-and-dance skills to rule the Internet and television, will a crooning, toe-tapping Neil Patrick Harris conquer the multiplex next?

Harris seems to think so. Talking to MTV News, he said that the long-gestating sequel to 2008's Web smash 'Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog' may be a big-screen movie. "That's their plan," he said, referring to Joss Whedon and the other creators of 'Dr. Horrible.' "I don't know of what scale. They're talking all options, because they made the first 'Dr. Horrible' in five days on no budget at all. That was its intention."

He added, "You don't want to necessarily make the feature film be an $80 million giant movie, because it defeats the purpose of what the first film was made to be. Then again, you don't want it to be so lowbrow that it's not worth paying money to see as a movie."

Neil Patrick Harris discusses 'Dr. Horrible' sequel with MTV News


'Buffy' and 'Dollhouse' creator Whedon, who wrote 'Dr. Horrible' with his brothers Zack and Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen, confirmed in September that he was working on a 'Dr. Horrible' sequel but wasn't sure if it would be another low-budget Web production or something bigger. Talking to MTV News, Harris said the trick would be coordinating the schedules of the four creators and the cast, including Dr. Horrible's superhero nemesis Nathan Fillion and unrequited crush Felicia Day. "I don't know what their plans are, but I don't think it will be on the Internet," he said. "I think it will probably be a film. Now we have to figure out everyone's schedules."

These days, of course, Fillion is busy starring in ABC's 'Castle,' Harris in CBS' 'How I Met Your Mother,' and Day in Web series 'The Guild,' which she's also currently adapting into a comic book.

After his recent opening number at the Oscars, Harris' next song-and-dance venue will be an episode this spring of 'Glee,' in which he'll play another singing, dancing villain. Joss Whedon is also scheduled to direct a spring episode of the Fox series, though it's not clear whether he and Harris are working on the same episode. If so, a 'Dr. Horrible' reunion could happen sooner than we think.
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