Steven Moffat Exterminates DOCTOR WHO Movie Rumors

Okay, this is all getting a bit schizo.

Just one day after director David Yates spoke to MTV about his upcoming plans for a feature film based on the Doctor Who television series, along comes current Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat to essentially say that David Yates is full of it.

In an article posted this morning by the Radio Times, Moffat apparently went on Twitter this morning to calm fan concerns over Yates' talk of rebooting Doctor Who in the film.  "To clarify: any Doctor Who movie would be made by the BBC team, star the current TV Doctor and certainly NOT be a Hollywood reboot.  David Yates, great director, was speaking off the cuff, on a red carpet."

So no reboot starring Johnny Depp or whomever, then.  Glad to hear it, so what's really going on with the film?

The Radio Times article mentions that Moffat made a statement to a British newspaper that  "there simply are no developed plans for a Doctor Who movie at the moment” 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.  Whatever happens, the BBC and BBC Worldwide will work together to ensure that we don't just get a movie, we get the movie that everyone wants."

Hunh.  So either there's a Doctor Who reboot movie in the works directed by David Yates or...there isn't.  However, Moffat did say "no developed plans," didn't he...?

To be continued.  Cue the Doctor Who cliffhanger music...
Posted on December 2, 2011 .