We have a lot of hopes for a sequel to Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. Could it be a theatrical movie, as Neil Patrick Harris has said? Can we just hear some more Joss Whedon songs? Most importantly, is there any way to bring the lovely Penny (Felicia Day) back from the dead? Pretty please? (Possible spoilers ahead!)
Fans know that Day's character perished at the end of Dr. Horrible. But Day confirmed to us that she is still in touch with the team that created Dr. Horrible, including Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancheroen, and she says they haven't forgotten about Penny.
"You know, I'm always socially involved with the Whedon clan, because they're awesome and they love to have soirees," Day said Sunday in Los Angeles on the red carpet for the Streamy Awards. "I e-mail back and forth all the time."
Penny's tragic fate provided a heartbreaking emotional climax to the musical Web comedy. As a writer herself of the Web series The Guild, even Day has a hard time imagining a way to resurrect Penny. She'll leave that to the Whedons.
"I'm a writer as well," she said. "I know how hard it is to fall in love with a character and want to bring them back, but maybe not have the right moment for it. Listen, if they bring me back, I will do anything, but other than that, I know that they'll do a best effort for bringing me back and including me."
Perhaps plans for Dr. Horrible 2 aren't as far along has Harris suggested. "I know that they are definitely working on it," Day said. "I feel like every time I talk about it it's like, 'Give me something new,' and I don't have anything new to say other than I know that it's a priority."