Speaking at the Comic Con Panel which has just finished, Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has said that there has been no casting decision made regarding the star who will be replacing Matt Smith as 12th Doctor. Moffat also said that production had not yet started on the Christmas Special
The stars who were present at the packed Panel were Matt Smith, Jenna Louise Coleman, Steven Moffat, David Bradley, Mark Gatiss, Marcus Wilson, and the panel was moderated by Craig Ferguson.
Before talking about the 50th anniversary episode and the drama An Adventure in Space and Time Moffat discussed the deaths of Amy and Rory. He defended the decision he made and said that they had a long and happy life together. He said that writing Doctor Who has been “a thrill of a lifetime”.
The first exclusive trailer that the audience were treated to was for the forthcoming drama An Adventure in Space and Time. The drama written by Mark Gatiss tells the story of how Doctor Who first made it to air back in 1963. David Bradley, who plays William Hartnell who in turn played the First Doctor said he has been a fan of the show for over 40 years “It was just like, every Saturday evening, that’s what you did. I wasn’t in my teens, I was 20. The pub had to wait,”. Glad I am not the only one who feels that way about the show.
Then the audience were treated to the most eagerly awaited trailer, the exclusive trailer for the 50th Anniversary Episode. Steven Moffat was insistent that no video or audio be posted online, so those of us who weren’t in attendance are at the hands of Moffat.
Just a reminder that if ONE recording of the trailer goes online there will be no more #SDCC exclusives. -Moffat— Doctor Who on BBCA (@DoctorWho_BBCA)
From the tweets which followed the trailer sounds nothing less than amazing, Ten and Eleven having a sonic screwdriver standoff, the appearance of Rose Tyler and many more epic moments. Come on Steven be nice to us, give us the trailer please.
Matt Smith said that his Doctor is very different to David Tennant’s incarnation, that “Dave is sort of more swashbuckly with the ladies,”. He said that to his Doctor River is the ultimate alien
Steven Moffat was asked about whether fans could ever expect Captain Jack to return, the answer he gave was “If we have a great idea for Captain Jack, we will bring him back”. Interestingly he also admitted to “lying his arse off for months” as to who returns for the anniversary, so right now anything could happen. He also reminded fans that “You know nothing, so don’t make presumptions.” Definitely interesting.
The panel ended with Craig Ferguson’s unique take on the opening of Doctor Who. This is the only video we can show you.
Sad but thankfully it’s awesome.