Joss Whedon ‘Actively Pursuing’ Web Content — After Avengers

Joss Whedon didn’t quite give the assembled masses at San Diego Comic-Con 2010 an answer as to the question of whether or not we can expect a Dr. Horrible sequel anytime in the near future. But while he’s now officially directing the Marvel superhero flick The Avengers, he responded to the question “Have you considered doing a subscription-based web series where you can do whatever you want?” by saying “Absolutely.”

Whedon then went on to clarify that “I’ve been thinking about it and thinking about it, building out all these different models where you can do that sort of thing. Which lead to not actually doing it.”

But yesterday during a conversation between Whedon and J.J. Abrams, Whedon said that he had been collaborating with comics writer Warren Ellis on an “Internet movie” called Wastelanders, according to Collider. Avengers has put that project on hold, but Whedon said today that he is “actively pursuing it.”

“It’s something I’ll hopefully be able to get back to. It’s part of the way entertainment has got to be worked out,” he said. He added that whatever his next project might be, it wouldn’t be network television after his most recent TV series, Dollhouse, got canceled.

There was a tiny bit of Dr. Horrible-related news — someone asked if Dr. Horrible songs would ever be available for Rock Band any time soon. In response, Whedon said that he was approached, but “it never happened.” However, after thousands of fans cheered at the possibility, he promised to look into it.

Also, Whedon was asked who his favorite actor was by an audience member. His response? “Nathan Fillion.” Turns out, it was Nathan Fillion (who starred in Dr. Horrible, in case you’re new here) who asked the question.

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