Matt Smith may leave ‘Doctor Who’ behind by the end of the year, but judging by the mammoth excitement from the panel at Comic-Con 2013, the future of the series remains well intact. Steven Moffat brought along Smith, Jenna-Louise Coleman, Marcus Wilson, Mark Gatiss and David Bradley to preview the major ‘Doctor Who’ milestones of the coming year, so what did we learn amid all the excitement from fans in attendance?
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For weeks, months even, 'Doctor Who' fans have waited on bated breath for news of Matt Smith's inevitable replacement, around which rumors of both actors and announcement dates have repeatedly swirled. Now, series showrunner Steven Moffat has announced his plans for the big reveal, and previewed the upcoming 50th Anniversary special as well!
We're still not sure exactly how and when the BBC will announce 'Doctor Who''s replacement for the departing Matt Smith, but we can at least officially rule out one choice for the next iteration of the Doctor. Following initial rumors that 'Skyfall' star Rory Kinnear had been the frontrunner to pick up the keys to the TARDIS, the actor has officially denied any involvement with the ongoing cast selection.
Comic-Con 2013 has announced its full Sunday line-up of panels and previews, and it's time for the movies to step aside because TV is taking over Hall H on Sunday, July 21. 'Breaking Bad,' 'Doctor Who,' and 'Community' (once again under the rightful control of creator Dan Harmon) are among some of the highlights of Sunday's schedule.
For as much as 'Doctor Who' fans lament that Matt Smith will end his tenure as the 11th Doctor by Christmas 2013, we've still plenty of fan-satisfying action to be had in the upcoming 50th anniversary special, starring former 'Doctor Who' David Tennant and John Hurt. Hurt's mysterious character had been introduced in the closing moments of 'Doctor Who' season 7 finale "The Name of the Doctor," but now new details have leaked providing much-desired clarification on the forgotten "Doctor."
It's been 50 years since 'Doctor Who' first started, and in that time it's managed to gather loads of fans called Whovians. Now, every Whovian will champion one Doctor over another, always extolling the virtues of their favorite incarnation of the Time Lord. Today, we're featuring the most recent incarnation, the Eleventh Doctor, as the Cosplay of the Day. And what we've found was jaw-dropping.
A few weeks ago, news that 'Doctor Who' star Matt Smith would officially step down from the iconic role sent fans and press into a tizzy, with rumors of an announcement over his replacement flying every which way. The BBC was quick to interject that the search for a new 'Doctor Who' remained ongoing for the foreseeable future, but with Comic-Con 2013 and the 'Doctor Who' 50th anniversary special on the horizon, when can Who-vian fans expect some real news?
Just weeks after learning that 'Doctor Who' star Matt Smith will officially depart the series at the end of 2013, this past weekend saw the internet aflutter with rumors that his replacement had already been chosen, with a supposed announcement forthcoming this week. Choices ran the gamut from Dominic ('Captain America') Cooper to Rory ('Skyfall') Kinnear, but now the BBC has finally stepped in to deliver the truth of 'Doctor Who's future.
Though a built-in end to the role has long been inherent to 'Doctor Who' and its stars, the pain was no less devastating for fans to learn that current series star Matt Smith would depart the role by the end of 2013. Given the 'Doctor Who' shooting schedule, however, and the needed presence of Smith's replacement for the 2013 Christmas special regeneration, the already-underway search may bear fruit as early as next month, says one publication!
Sad news for 'Doctor Who' fans, as the beloved 11th Doctor, Matt Smith, has officially announced his decision to end the series. Smith's departure, of course, means the search has begun for a 12th Doctor to be introduced at the end of the year, but what does series showrunner Steven Moffat have to say about Smith's leave?