Wait — Will the Doctor Who Movie Be Based on the TV Show or Not?

Doctor WhoDepends on who you ask, apparently.

Last month, “Harry Potter” director David Yates announced, with great fanfare, that he was working on a “Doctor Who” movie that would, he said in very clear terms, not be associated in any way with the ongoing “Doctor Who” TV show. Actually, here’s his quote:

[Who TV Show producers/writers] Russell T. Davies and then Steven Moffat have done their own transformations, which were fantastic, but we have to put that aside and start from scratch.


Well, apparently either “Doctor Who” TV showrunner Steven Moffat (below) didn’t hear that part, or he knows something we don’t know. Today, two weeks after the “Doctor Who” movie announcement, Moffat tweeted this:

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 later added, clearing proving that he’s heard Yates’ quote:

Movie thing: David Yates, great director, was speaking off the cuff, on a red carpet. You’ve seen the rubbish I talk when I’m cornered.

So there you have it. Either David Yates was speaking out of the wrong side of his piehole, or Steven Moffat is.

I guess we’ll know for sure when the “Doctor Who” movie begins casting, and the lead goes to Matt Smith … or whoever is playing the good Doctor at that time.

Steven Moffat

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