While Doctor Who won’t return until the fall, the internet has had plenty of time to discuss the sci-fi staple in it’s absence. The latest rumor proved false happened to be Benedict Cumberbatch’s involvement as the new version of The Master for the show’s 50th Anniversary. However, a new report has formed that involves the large occasion, and the possible bringings of a new Doctor…with a large twist.
At Whocon last month, Steven Moffat asked the crowd who would like a female Doctor. Surprisingly two-thirds of the crowd raised their hands saying they would not. Well, perhaps Moffat was simply laying the groundwork for fans to implant the possibility in their heads. Especially now as Express in the U.K. reports that the 50th Anniversary will end with The Doctor regenerating into a female.
The show’s bosses are planning to change the character’s gender after half a century, with Sherlock star Lara Pulver…being tipped among the front runners for the role. Insiders say a dramatic twist will see current Time Lord Matt Smith, 29, regenerate into a new female character when next year’s series reaches its dramatic climax.
“The 50th anniversary series will end with a very big twist,” we’re told. “The Doctor becoming a woman will give the show a new lease of life.”
Pulver played the role of Irene Adler in Sherlock‘s second year, but she’s not exactly guaranteed the role just yet, if the rumor is believed to be true. “Lara has already been mentioned as a real contender for the role,” says the alleged mole.
However, this should be taken with a large grain of salt. Express were the ones that did so happen to begin the Cumberbatch rumor, and look how fantastic that turned out. Despite Smith saying he’ll very much be returning as the man in control of the TARDIS, Moffat always has something up his sleeve that he hides from the public. Perhaps this twist could be it.
We’ll keep you updated on the story, if it proves to be true or false in the future, and we’ll have more reports on Doctor Whoas it gears up for a season premiere later this year.