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 BleedingCool.com, 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 grandmotherâ€™s graves, say â€™scoutâ€™s honour and promise, absolutely, that the Master isnâ€™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?