Rumour is rife that Peter Capaldi will be the final incarnation of the Doctor.
Remember that story from a few years ago when Harry Potter director David Yates was named as the director of a big screen version of Doctor Who? Remember how it disappeared almost as quickly as it had, ahem, materialised?
It appears now there could be more to it after all. It has been suggested on numerous sites that the BBC will allow the character to be killed off, in order to give Yates and the team at BBC Worldwide free reign to reboot the character on the big screen in 2015.
Of course there’s nothing concrete behind this beyond fan speculation, but if you factor in the fact that the BBC has been accused of finding it hard to give Who the budget and attention it deserves it might make sense to allow a subsiduary group to take the brunt of the cost of running it.
If nothing else look, how they’ve struggled to find the right time slot on a Saturday evening for the show. Then (SPOILER ALERT) there’s the small matter of John Hurt’s addition as a previous, unheard of incarnation of the Doctor which pushes Capaldi from the 12th Doctor to the 13th … which we all know is meant to be the character’s final regeneration.
As usual, time will tell … but watch this space ….