Dr. Horrible 2 is still in the pipeline, with "many songs written"

Dr. Horrible's Sing-along Blog was this perfect little burst of musical-theater supervillainy, which rocked the internet... and then there was no more. Are we going to have to summon the Evil League of Evil to get us a sequel? Apparently not. It's still happening... just very, very slowly.

Entertainment Weekly is doing a special issue about the odds of fan-favorite series returning, and they managed to get an update on the Dr. Horrible sequel from songwriter Jed Whedon, who's currently working on Marvel's Agents of SHIELD. Whedon writes:

We know we have spoken publicly about a sequel in the near distance and our passion to create it, and I promise we have not been insincere. Horrible is still one of our favorite creations by humans who were also us. We have many songs written and the plot outlined, but needless to say, we've been busy. Joss has had a hectic couple of years and is in the middle of the busiest year of his life, as is Zack and as are we. Also the actors have other things they're acting in, I think. So the future is uncertain, our passion remains. DH2 will exist, in some format or another, at some point in the future. Unfortunately, the when is still unclear.

Not surprising that Joss Whedon is kind of swamped with Avengers 2, plus overseeing the Marvel Cinematic Universe in general. And the other contributors are busy with stuff like SHIELD and Sundance's upcoming show Red Road. But the fact that there are actual songs written and a plot outline is new, and somewhat encouraging. [EW]