We told you last month that Harry Potter director David Yates was gearing up to make a Doctor Who feature film. At the time there was some ambiguity as to where it would stand in relation to the current, and extremely popular, British series that just finished up it’s sixth season. Yates seemed to suggest that this would be a new incarnation, with no relation to the current Doctor or his television show.
Current show runner Steven Moffat thankfully provides some more information that should be great news to all the Doctor Who fans out there. He recently tweeted:
“To clarify: any Doctor Who movie would be made by the BBC team, star the current TV Doctor and certainly NOT be a Hollywood reboot.”
Leave it to the Grand Moff to assuage fans the world over in a concise 140 characters or less.
Of course this is far from official, there are still several years before this movie hits the screens, and we are still over a year off from a very big 50th anniversary year for the Doctor, which I am assuming will come with it’s ample share of surprises. Still, it is good to know some one deeply involved with the project has his head screwed on strait.
Putting together the vague bits we currently know does paint a very interesting picture. Could the 12th Doctor be conducting his adventures in cinemas as well as on TV? Could the regeneration of the 11th Doctor be a cinematic moment instead of a series cliffhanger? Could we finally see the return of Captain Jack, Rose and the human 10th Doctor? It is an exciting time to be a speculation happy Doctor Who fan.