As we reported recently, acclaimed film director David Yates claimed that when a movie version of Doctor Who is made, the current Time Lord, Matt Smith, wouldn’t play the Doctor.
However, today, Doctor Who writer Steven Moffat said that Matt would in fact star in any film version.
Speaking to the Sun, Steven said, “There are no developed plans for a Doctor Who movie at the moment.
“It’s an incredibly exciting idea to get that magic blue box flying across our cinema screens.
“But if and when the movie happens it will need to star television’s Doctor Who — and there’s only ever one of those at a time…”
And of Yates’ comment that Matt wouldn’t star in the movie, Steven said, “The brilliant David Yates was talking off the cuff and a little prematurely.”
Meanwhile, Yates has revealed to MTV that having achieved such prominence for his direction of the Harry Potter movies, he now feels under pressure to achieve similarly top quality film making in all his projects.
He said, “I’ve lived with pressure for so long. What’s pressure? I don’t know anymore! It’s fine, it’s good.”
And of the Harry Potter films specifically, Yates added, “It’s such a wonderful character and such a wonderful world. It’s exciting.”
He was then asked about how he would handle a movie version of Doctor Who, and said, “We’re principally looking for a writer, and we’ll start with that.
“Everything has to start with a great script, so that’s more important than [casting].
“It’s a long journey and we’re going to take our time with it.”
Wouldn’t Steven Moffat be the obvious choice to write the script??
What do you think?