The reports of a “Doctor Who” feature film are, if not greatly exaggerated, then at least a little premature, according to the current caretaker of the franchise.
Steven Moffat, the showrunner of the beloved BBC sci-fi series, says that despite comments from director David Yates about working on a big-screen “Doctor Who,” at the moment “there are no developed plans” for a film.
“It’s an incredibly exciting idea to get that magic blue box flying across our cinema screens,” Moffat tells The Sun newspaper. “But if and when the movie happens it will need to star television’s Doctor Who — and there’s only ever one of those at a time.”
Moffat also took to Twitter to reinforce his position: “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,” he writes. (Sorry, those of you hoping to see someone like Hugh Laurie in the role.)
As for Yates’ remarks, Moffat says the “Harry Potter” director got a little ahead of himself, nothing more. “David Yates, great director, was speaking off the cuff, on a red carpet,” Moffat tweets. “You’ve seen the rubbish I talk when I’m cornered.”
Your thoughts on Moffat’s comments? Is that the right way to go for the franchise?