Movie Rumours Linger

Despite a denial at the Doctor Who panel at the San Diego Comic Con in July, it seems that the movie rumour continues to linger.

When Julie Gardner was questioned about a movie announcement, she was apologetic – as well as fibbing.

“We are not making any announcement about a Doctor Who movie,” she said. “I’m really sorry. I don’t know where the rumor started. But what it’s made us think is it might be a good idea to do at some point. Is this something that you want?”

Bearing in mind that Russell T Davies had stated in 2008 and early in 2009 that there would be a movie, it’s surprising that Ms Gardner is unaware of where the rumour started. She’s likely not referring to the rumour of an announcement either, as she goes on to say that a movie hadn’t been thought of before the rumour!

Over at, Rich Johnston has been pulling together a few rumours, clues, statements and a bit of insight. All of this leads to the obvious conclusion that Gardner and Davies are being less than honest..

This is the great thing about people who work on Doctor Who. They are quite happy to lie, lie boldly, lie to your face, swear on their grandmother’s graves, say ’scout’s honour and promise, absolutely, that the Master isn’t coming back.

The more important issue though is not the existence of a movie, but who would star in such a movie, and if it’s David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor, is that a good move when we’ve got a Doctor on TV?


Christian Cawley

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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