Published on February 4th, 2014 | by Danny_Weasel6
Ben Wheatley Talks Doctor Who Series 8
Everybody relax, it looks like the first episodes of Doctor Who Series 8 are in good hands with director Ben Wheatley. The rising Brit director of Sightseers, Kill List and the spectacular A Field in England has recently been doing quite a bit of talking about being behind the lens for the arrival of Doctor number twelve, Peter Capaldi.
The director, it seems, grew up with Doctor Who, specifically the Hinchcliffe era of the Tom Baker years and was responsible for making the first move to be involved in the show.
Directing both the first and second episodes of the new series as we speak, he has his work cut out for him thanks to the notoriously tight schedules for filming, but still seems to be having a whale of a time doing it.
Unsurprisingly, given his output so far, he is eager to see a return to a darker Doctor citing his love for his Doctor growing up, Tom Baker, and the more gothic episodes they produced.
So what do you think, would a return to the darker Doctor be a good thing, do you think Wheatley is the right man for the job and if not who would you like to see take the reins for an episode or two? Speak up into the space below and let us hear your thoughts.