Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Johnny Depp is Doctor WHO!?

Yeah. Seriously.
And supposedly RTD is behind it all. Please don't let there be magic potions in it...erm..I mean, -Yay...? A Doctor Who movie..well it's been done before, I guess. Could be awesome!

In the article, titled, "Johnny Depp Starring in Big Screen Doctor Who Adaptation?" Chris Greenland from Tor.com quips:

"To steal a phrase from the Tenth Doctor...
What?"

And continues:
"Sources are reporting that a big screen version of Doctor Who, written by former showrunner Russell T. Davies, is slated for release in 2012. Those same sources are also reporting that Johnny Depp has been confirmed in the iconic role of The Doctor."


Quoting from 'PubArticles' he includes "that the reason (Russell T. Davies)he moved on from the show was due to the opportunity to transform the Doctor to the big screen. 'Bringing the Who franchise to the theaters is a regeneration for the character beyond the usual one.' "

And apparently Johnny Depp has been confirmed as being cast as the Doctor in a 2012 film.

Is this a Good or a Bad thing? Honestly, I can't tell. Mr. Davies was so good at characterisations, and so, well, not so good in other writing areas, shall we say? I'm boggled by this news. And the possible storyline revealed in the article sounds a bit bizarre, so I'm hoping it's a red herring by Mr. Davies. So with fingers crossed let's hope it's a Good Thing and that it happens before the Mayan Apocalypse in 2012...

But I digress. Mr. Greenland has some interesting opinions on the subject. Peruse the complete article here.

Let the debate begin!

9 comments:

dappleddakota June 30, 2010 at 2:45 AM  

WHAT?! No! :-(
I don't mind Johnny Depp. I LOVE the idea of having the TARDIS plastered all over America on movie posters.
But the two just don't go together. :-/ Depp is just... wrong. I wish they could get Matt Smith in on it. Are they really going to waste a regeneration on Depp?
He's over-done. He gets ALL of the crazy-out-there-quirky roles. And he can act, I'm not saying he can't. But.... I think he would just make the Doctor lose some of his charm.

I would probably end up going to see it anyway... but I'll still complain.

Terry Lightfoot June 30, 2010 at 8:11 AM  

Likewise, I'm in complete agreement with you. To start he's not English! Second, he's not English. 3RD an American production? I don't care if it is RTD, Hollywood would find a way to ruin it..Fourth, Johnny Depp is American.
And yeah I'd probably go see too, and moan about it.

Yeah Matt Smith would be awesome.

Paul Mudie June 30, 2010 at 9:01 AM  

Hmmmmmm. If there have to be films, I'd be much happier if they were part of the TV show's continuity, and starred Matt Smith. Otherwise it can only be another non-cannon offshoot, and things will get awfully muddled.

Anonymous July 1, 2010 at 10:30 AM  

A movie, why not.
With Johnny Depp? Why? There are currently at least two actors who can play the role without needing to use another regeneration (yeah, yeah, I know, the old movies had a different actor too).
And by Davies? Oh dear oh dear... Even larger plot holes on an even larger screen, the gay agenda plastered over giant billboards, and all sorted by magic in the end... We just have to remember the budget wasted on RTD's finales, and how bad they were. Imagine an even bigger budget...

TheSASTAP July 1, 2010 at 12:05 PM  

One phrase... Time War starring Paul McGann. That is all.

Terry Lightfoot July 14, 2010 at 9:16 PM  

@ TheSASTAP - Two words: HELL YAH.

Anonymous July 18, 2010 at 10:38 PM  

Oh, GOD. Depp?Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo....
<> ...ooooooooooooooooooooooo!

You can just rock me to sleep tonight, thanks a lot!

Terry Lightfoot July 27, 2010 at 2:05 AM  

lol - The horror. The horror.

Sarah February 7, 2012 at 5:22 AM  

I LOVE Johnny Depp, don't doubt that. But won't the doctor be sad to STILL not be a ginger on his 12th regen?

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