The cast of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog reunited Saturday night at a panel during this year's Paleyfest in New York and it was nothing short of magical! After screening all three acts for the audience, Felicia Day, Nathan Fillion, Neil Patrick Harris and Joss Whedon took the stage at The Paley Center For Media and reminisced over the production of the now classic internet musical.
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog was a three-part web series released in 2008 and it was written, produced and directed by Joss Whedon (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, The Avengers). Starring Neil Patrick Harris as Dr. Horrible, the show chronicled the character's comedic pursuit of super-villainy and love while attempting to outwit his nemesis, the heroically douchy Captain Hammer (Nathan Fillion). Felicia Day starred as the sweet, social crusader and Dr. Horrible's love interest, Penny.
The cast fielded questions from the audience as well as moderator, New York Times Culture Writer, David Itzkoff. When asked about plans for a sequel, Joss confirmed the script and songs were all written but as for when it might be produced (if ever), he had no answer.
Other fun moments came with Nathan recalling how he had to psyche himself up while working with Neil and being intimidated to sing next to him. Felicia used her own clothes during production and still has the Penny outfit from the laundromat and Neil saved the goggles from his costume.
The biggest bombshell of the night came when Joss talked briefly about money. Being an early web series, there was no funding for Dr. Horrible; everyone worked for free and it was truly a passion project for those involved. The day before it hit the internet, Joss and a friend were chatting with another industry man and he scoffed dismissively at the idea of an internet musical. Whedon then revealed, "I made more money off Dr. Horrible than I did the first Avengers movie."
It just goes to show how much passion can pay off in the end!
The hour-long Paleyfest Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog reunion panel is available to view in its entirety on Yahoo Live.