As any 'Doctor Who' fan following the series well knows by now, the 2013 Christmas special will see fan-beloved Matt Smith departing the role in favor of 12th Doctor Peter Capaldi but how long will Who-vians have to wait until the proper season 8 premiere? Pull up a comfy spot in the TARDIS, it may be awhile...
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The moment 'Doctor Who' fans learned that Matt Smith would leave behind the iconic role at the end of 2013, the race began to see who would pick up the Sonic Screwdriver. That race finally came to a finish today, as actor Peter Capaldi was announced as the Twelfth Doctor! Capaldi had been considered a lock for the past few weeks, but what do we think about the new announcement?
Ever since Matt Smith announced his retirement from 'Doctor Who' at the end of the year, fans of the longrunning BBC sci-fi series have patiently awaited news of his replacement, especially given swirling rumors about unconventional casting choices. That day may have finally come, as reports emerge that the 12th 'Doctor Who' will be announced with a live special this coming weekend!
For as exciting as 'Doctor Who''s recent Comic-Con 2013 panel proved, with its exclusive release of the upcoming 50th anniversary trailer, we couldn't help but feel a bit let down by the lack of any news on Matt Smith's inevitable replacement. And while casting for the twelfth Doctor remains ongoing, how would you like to read the audition scripts each potential Doctor reads in casting?
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.
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?