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Published on July 1st, 2010 | by Meredith Burdett

Johnny Depp Doctor Who Movie?!

It begins again. In a repeat of the early nineties when tabloids made huge claims that a Doctor Who movie was being made (helmed by Steven Spielberg with the TARDIS now talking – New York rap style – as Doctor Who Magazine once joked) the latest rumour has hit the street that Johnny Depp is to play the “big screen” version of the Doctor in a script written by Russell T Davies.

Note that this whole story is at this stage nothing more unconfirmed rumour.

The post that “revealed” this information has actually been taken down now (surprise surprise) but it hints at a 2012 release date.

Russell T Davies is quoted as saying:

“There will be brand new concepts and the film will be just as adventurous, scary and humorous as the television programme. But none of us working the film will forget what makes the character great and interesting and the long-time fans will not be disappointed because yes, the Daleks make an appearance.”

Now any rational person will take this with a pinch of salt. Any Doctor Who fan will realise that the quoted statement above sounds nothing like Davies and why would he try and rival a series that he loves and respects?

In my honest opinion, this article seems like a rumour that got out of control. Ask yourself this, why would Russell T Davies spend years making Doctor Who amazing for television viewers to enjoy on a Saturday night and then try and take it to the cinema?

You can read the broader article at or read the slightly more rational report (which includes the words “pinch” and “salt”) at


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What happens when an eight year old kid watches the 1993 repeat run of Planet of the Daleks? He pretty much ends up here writing about the show that grabbed hold of him and never let go!

3 Responses to Johnny Depp Doctor Who Movie?!

  1. avatar Paul Cavanagh says:

    Well said Meredith. That quote clearly hasn’t come from Russell. Russell has one of the most distinctive ‘voices’ in showbusiness – and nowhere in that quote can you see the words ‘marvellous’ or ‘hooting’. Besides, the quote tells us Daleks will be involved. At this stage, there is no way in the world that Russell would reveal such a huge plot element. Also I can’t see the wonderfully verbose and eloquent RTD describing the Doctor as merely ‘great and interesting’. Load of old cobblers.

    But Johhny – if you’re reading this (some hope!) then please come and appear in Doctor Who. We’d love to have you!

  2. avatar Carn says:

    speak for yourself, paul.

    can’t stand the guy.

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