Moffat Gives Hope That Capaldi Might Stay On as Doctor Who
Filming for the first two episodes of Season 10 of Doctor Who is underway, with the Doctor and his new companion taking in the sights of Valencia, Spain.
Or , you know, at least the actors taking a selfie. What *is* that Pearl Mackie is wearing?
Apparently it was a short stay, with the production team already tweeting out an “Adios” to that location as the train rolls on. But there’s good news to those who worry that these images are the last we’ll see with Capaladi in the role of the 12th Doctor. Despite the rumors, and Capaldi’s own statements at the beginning that he would probably only stay on as long as Moffat was showrunner, Moffat told Doctor Who Magazine this month that as of now, he’s not writing the Doctor’s regeneration as part of his final episodes.
“I have no reason to suppose that I’m writing out a Doctor! Peter is loving the role, and long may he do so.”
Certainly fans don’t want to see him turn over so quickly. Though there were definitely those who took a while to warm up to the older prickly Doctor, I’ve loved him since day one, and when he goes, the transition will be heartbreaking.
Meanwhile, we may have to give up one of Moffat’s go-to directors of late, Rachael Talaylay. Words is that she’s on the short list to helm the Captain Marvel movie here in the states for Disney.
Talaylay has directed some of the best episodes of Doctor Who since Capaldi’s take over of the role, and she would be a fine choice to go helm Captain Marvel, even if we’d have to give her up next year to make it happen.
As for things we’re less excited for…ok well that’s not fair. I am excited that John Barrowman has found success int he DC television franchise. What I am not excited about is that he seems to think he’s going to leverage it into more Torchwood. Speaking at SDCC (where he made a fabulous SquirrelGirl, I must say):
“I think Torchwood is such a great show, I’d like to see it on television … I have already set the ball rolling to get Torchwood back – and that’s an exclusive here at Comic-Con. I have a first telephone conversation on Monday about moving it forward to see how we can get it back on television … The fans know me well enough, I’m only going to say it if I really mean it and believe it … We need Captain Jack back on screen!”
Torchwood is dead you guys. Stop trying to make it live forever. We don’t need another Miracle Day.