We are now officially in the calm before the “Doctor Who” storm. With there only being one day to go until BBC One unveils the next person who will be playing the famous Time Lord, there is no real reason for the British tabloids or anyone else to pound the pavement looking for casting rumors. While there may be rumors surrounding Peter Capaldi or some other actors, nobody really knows who the 12th Doctor is save for Steven Moffat, the show’s cast, and probably some other executives at the network. If anyone was to leak it, they would be transmitted via Tardis to some sort of terrible real-life purgatory.
One thing that we can make clear today? That despite this pretty hilarious message on Twitter, it’s not going to be “Supernatural’s” Misha Collins:
“[Also], in totally unrelated news, i’ll have a very exciting announcement tomorrow. Hint: it has something to do with the UK and phone booths.”
Some British tabloids have actually run with this rumor, even though Collins has a full-time job and a contract already on the CW show. Plus, there’s no way that the BBC would ever let him tease this beforehand. He’s clearly just having a little bit of fun with the moment, knowing that Twitter is basically waiting to explode come 7:00 p.m. London time tomorrow. He’s probably announcing something related to his international GISHWHES scavenger hunt for a good cause, which is very awesome in its own right (and this got the story written by us and plenty of other people).
It’s almost interesting in a way, but we could actually see the BBC having a Doctor that was female or another race before casting one that was from outside of Great Britain or Ireland, mostly because they do consider the series such a national treasure. There’s a difference between an American Doctor and unveiling a new “Doctor Who” trailer at Comic-Con.
Now that we’ve gotten the obvious out of the way, do you think that a hypothetical Misha Collins Doctor could actually be pretty awesome? If you want to read some more news related to the rumors, just be sure to visit the link here.
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