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?
'Doctor Who's seventh season will come to its conclusion this Saturday with the airing of climactic closer "The Name of the Doctor," while 2013 will also see the much-discussed 50th Anniversary Special, and a Christmas special to boot, but will series star Matt Smith call it quits at the end of the year? A new report claims that Smith will stay on through the 8th season in 2014, so find out the latest on 'Doctor Who's future inside!
A few weeks ago, 'Doctor Who' fans around the world let out a collective cry of "fantastic!" at the news that David Tennant and Billie Piper would reprise their roles as the Tenth Doctor and Rose Tyler for the upcoming 'Doctor Who' 50th anniversary special. Now, as filming resumes abroad, we have our first look at Tennant and current series star Matt Smith shooting on the set! Get a sneak peek of the 'Doctor Who' 50th anniversary reunion inside!
Along with the big premiere of 'Doctor Who's latest episode "The Bells of St. John" this past weekend, the BBC released the momentous news that former 'Doctor' David Tennant would indeed be present for the upcoming 50th anniversary special, along with former companion Rose Tyler (Billie Piper)! Now, as production begins for the grand spectacle of 'Doctor Who's 50th anniversary, see the Doctor(s) reunite in the first photo of David Tennant and current star Matt Smith inside!
'Doctor Who' fans well know that the structure and longevity of the series dictates that its leading actors and characters are replaced every few years. The nearest upcoming season debuting March 31 will see Jenna Louise-Coleman joining the series full time as the Doctor's new companion Clara Oswin Oswald, but will series lead Matt Smith himself soon depart? New reports suggest that Smith will vacate the role by the end of the year, but is there any truth to them?