Sad at the loss of Christopher Eccleston in the Doctor Who 50th anniversary episode? Well, there might be a solution. Could it be possible that Paul McGann will finally be recalled to the TARDIS?
We know that David Tennant and Billie Piper are appearing in the episode, but speaking to ZBTV in New Zealand (where he and other former Doctors are attending the Lords of Time convention) Paul McGann revealed that there is still a chance that he or another classic era Doctor could be called to take part.
If you can’t see the video above, the following should help:
I think Chris Eccleston is probably a big factor in it. I don’t want to speak for him… he’s probably reluctant to get involved in anything that’s ongoing. So that’s something that they have to somehow get over and deal with. I’m guessing they’ve got time to do it. It’s not quite the anniversary yet. The anniversary doesn’t start until November.
Whatever it is that they’re planning and they are making, they’ve got time to do it. It’s my feeling [and] this is just a personal thing, once they resolve Chris Eccleston’s participation or non-participation either way, then they’re free to [figure it out]… Being actors anyway, they’ll call us on the Friday and say, ‘You’re starting on a Monday’.
We’re not going to know until the 11th hour. Half past 11… I can’t count the times as an actor, when [you're] offered something and you start next week!
Paul McGann has previously said that he will return to Doctor Who if asked.
(Via Digital Spy.)
What do you think? Wishful thinking for fans and from McGann, or could there be something in it? Is McGann’s agent already in discussions with the BBC?