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Published on July 21st, 2012 | by Andrew Reynolds

Matt’s Movie Musings

He gives with one hand, and takes away with the other!

Speculating on what Steven Moffat called a ‘non-story’ Matt Smith has dismissed any Doctor Who movie using ‘parallel continuity’ – which is the brainbox way of saying no Doctor Who movie should meddle with accepted continuity and ‘blow up Vulcan’ – but has ruled himself out of playing the Doctor on the silver screen.

Speaking to Collider at the San Diego Comic-Con Matt commented:

“There’s talk of it. I think David Yates (Harry Potter) was attached to do something. For my money, whoever is playing the Doctor should be in the movie. I don’t think there should be two Doctors. I think it would take four or five years to get something like that off the ground, and I don’t anticipate that I’ll be playing the Doctor then. My skin and the aging process couldn’t take it.”

It’s no secret that Matt wants to conquer America and his disingenuous comment about the aging process (after all the Doctor doesn’t have to be played by a young man, rather, he can’t see himself as an old man in that role) could be construed as a sign of his intentions when he finally does depart the TARDIS.

Even if the movie went into production next week by Matt’s reasoning it would be at least 2016 before you’re booking your bean bag seats raced down the 3-D time vortex – and that’s either a great run on his part or there could have been several Doctors by then.

However, as a concept Matt is fully behind the project and has just the man in mind to write it:

“I don’t see any reason why it couldn’t work. I think they should get Steven to write it because he’s the best.”Mat

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Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.



2 Responses to Matt’s Movie Musings

  1. avatar DavidF says:

    In four or five years, he’d be thirty-three or thirty-four. The idea of anyone that old and wizened playing the Doctor is clearly ludicrous.

  2. avatar John Harley says:

    Getting Moffat to write the screenplay for the movie is not only ludicrous but suicide as well!

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