Doctor Who recently released the trailer for upcoming series with the confirmation that the upcoming season will be Jodie Whitttaker’s final adventure as The Doctor. With the news, rumors started circulating about which actor will step into the role in future with Russell T. Davies set to return as the showrunner. Interestingly, David Tennant recently talked about his possible return to the franchise.
During a Q&A panel at the Spring Edition of German Comic Con, Tennant was asked about the rumors claiming that he’ll be reprising role of The Doctor. In response, he said, “I’ve been asked a version of this question for the last 20 years — [Laughs] — and I’ve learned through bitter experience that there’s not any point in even answering it because whatever I say is spun by whoever wants to hear it. So, there’s no point in me denying it, there’s no point in me confirming it, there’s no point in me fudging it.”
Whatever I say will become whatever the Internet wants it to be. I mean, it would be quite a weird idea, and it’s not something you’d necessarily expect from Doctor Who. So, I’m not going to try and give you more than that because what’s the point!
While we’ll have to wait to see if the rumors are accurate, it won’t be particularly surprising if the actor returns to reprise the role. As mentioned earlier, Russell T. Davies is set to return as showrunner and it syncs up with the upcoming 60th anniversary of the BBC series. As Tennant appeared in the 50th anniversary alongside many other Doctor Who veterans, it won’t be surprising if we end up seeing him for another special.
As it stands, we will need to wait a while before we get any official announcement from the showrunner. At the moment, the long running show is on a brief hiatus until Jodie Whittaker’s final episode in the fall on BBC America.