Steven “I’ve been lying my arse off for months” Moffat has repeatedly insisted that John Hurt’s involvement with Doctor Who will only be the upcoming 50th Anniversary special, where he will play an unknown incarnation of the Doctor.
However, there have been recent signs pointing to further involvement by the award winning actor…from John Hurt himself! Shortly after the announcement that Peter Capaldi would be the Twelfth Doctor, Hurt tweeted the following message:
“Congratulations, Peter Capaldi. I’m suboth and we will have a lot of fun.”
That tweet was then deleted and replaced with a (spell-checked) message congratulating both Capaldi and the BBC on their choice. Hurt has gone on record saying that he didn’t actually send the tweet.
This leaves us with a few options to consider.
- Hurt has a social media wrangler handling his Twitter account and the deleted tweet was either a mistake or a misunderstanding.
- Hurt’s Doctor is going to appear past the 50th as well and we’ll see him again when Capaldi is the Doctor (and someone in production had him delete the tweet).
- Perhaps less likely, Capaldi will have or has already had some role in the 50th.
So what say you? Is this all a misunderstanding or is Hurt dropping us some breadcrumbs? Or is there a slight chance of seeing 12 a little sooner than expected?