Dear Steve Moffat–We Get It
You don’t like this Doctor Who Movie Idea.
But resorting to hysterical claims is really unbecoming.
In the new EW Doctor Who Issue, Moffat has this to say:
There isn’t a film. That was all some weird fantasy going on somewhere. Look, we hopefully will do a Doctor Who film someday. It will be absolutely run by the Doctor Who production office in Cardiff. It will feature the same Doctor as on television. It will not be a rebooted continuity. All of that would be insane. So that whole proposal was not true, did not happen. I can say that with authority because, as far as the BBC is concerned, I’m the voice of Doctor Who. So if I say it, it’s true. The BBC own Doctor Who and, for the moment, I run it for them. So I can assure you definitively that was all nonsense — not the idea of making a film, we’d love to make a film, but the idea of a rebooted continuity, a different Doctor. That’s writing the book on how to destroy a franchise. You don’t behave like that with it. Not ever.
Oh really? You didn’t green light it, so there no way anyone greenlit anything anywhere huh? Look, I understand you don’t like people going around your helmet, but even Matt Smith has admitted there is talk of a movie in the works. Denial is not helpful.
I don’t think [David Yates] was ever signed to it. I never signed him, so he’s not. But I think he’s [expressed] an interest in doing it and he’s a very fine director and I think he’d certainly be someone that would be on the list for directing such a project. I’m a big fan of his. But the project as he describes it would not happen. It was all a bit more off the cuff than it seemed to be.
Sigh. There are reasons people cannot wait for the Moffat era to be over. This would be one of them.