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Steven Moffat talks about the future of Sherlock and casting Matt Smith in the hit show…

January 9th, 2014 by Marc Comments

With the final episode of Season Three of Sherlock airing this Sunday, showrunner Steven Moffat has been talking about the show’s future and it seems the end is nowhere near…

Attending the Bafta screening of the series three finale last night, Moffat said: “Rather excitingly, Mark (Gatiss) and I, for no particular reason, we just got out of the rain and sat at the top of the [Sherlock] production bus… and we just started plotting out what we could do in the future. And we plotted out the whole of series four and five.

“So we have got plans – but our plans don’t tend to be ‘Let’s blow up the world or cast the most famous person in the world’ they tend to be ‘What exciting twists and turns can we add to this?’ And I think we’ve got some crackers! The ideas we had that day, I thought were the best we’ve ever had.’

On another Sherlock related subject, Moffat spoke to Zap2It about the long rumoured/fan dreamed about possiblity of former Doctor Matt Smith appearing in the show and he said that, while it could happen, he finds it unlikely: “Nothing is impossible, but it’s not something we’re particularly striving for.”

And a thousand teenage girls’ hearts sank…

Going on, Moffat added: “There’s enough inevitable crossover talk between those two, (so) it might be disconcerting for either of (Matt or Benedict Cumberbatch) to appear in the other’s show.

“Stunt casting doesn’t work, so it would have to be just because he was overwhelmingly right for it. I love working with Matt. He’s a phenomenal actor. I’d jump at the chance to work with him again. I (just) don’t know how likely that is to be on the set of Sherlock.”

What do you guys think? Is Moffat making sense or a crazed mad man? Let us know in the usual ways…

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….