For those of you who were waiting to find out for sure when Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman were going to present “Doctor Who” and its 50th anniversary celebration to the folks at San Diego Comic-Con, we now have an official answer: The final day of the convention.
Yes, that’s right: Smith, Coleman, Steven Moffat, and Mark Gatiss are going to lead a lively discussion about the series and its upcoming BBC America special (airing November 23) in Hall H at 12:30 p.m. Pacific time. For those who are unfamiliar with all things Comic-Con, Hall H is a monster of a room, which can hold approximately 6,500 people. If that is not an intimidating group to be in front of, we don’t know what is.
Luckily, Smith has to be pretty used to crowds this big at this point, given that he has been a staple of Comic-Con for the past few years and “Doctor Who” is always a major focal point of the convention. Meanwhile, for Coleman this entire feeling may still be somewhat new, and hopefully she’ll get over any jitters she has about being in front of this many people to talk about the show pretty quickly.
While it is feasible that we could have an announcement at the time of the panel as to who will be replacing Smith as the Doctor, we don’t think it is particularly likely, based on recent reports that it could be August or September before a successor is named. That does mean that there will probably be about a thousand questions about it over the course of the convention.
Are you wishing that you could hop in the nearest TARDIS and be in attendance for this Comic-Con panel? If you want to see some more “Doctor Who” casting speculation for the 12th Doctor, be sure to click here; meanwhile, we also have all of the latest breaking Comic-Con news over at this link.
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