Comic Con: Steven thinks film reboot is “silly” idea
Steven Moffat has reiterated that a future Doctor Who film would not be the “start from scratch” reboot speculated.
The showrunner told Airlock Alpha at Comic Con that the BBC would be “silly” to set up a different version of the TV show on the big screen. “It’s been claimed there would be a separate Doctor with a different continuity – of course there won’t,” he confirmed. “Everyone knows that’s silly. The BBC knows that it’s silly and so they are not going to do that.” He made similar comments in December last year.
Back in November, it was announced that David Yates would be directing a movie based on the series, however he later added that production won’t begin on it for “five or six years”. Matt Smith recently said that while he doesn’t “anticipate” he will still be the Doctor by then, he believes Steven Moffat should write it as he is “the best” for that job.