Looks like I won't be getting my wish (#TeamIdrisElbaPityParty). The Telegraph is announcing the new Doctor on Doctor Who in 2014 will be Rory Kinnear. The Skyfall actor is reportedly in talks with the BBC to play the lead on the long-running sci-fi serial after Matt Smith steps down at the end of the year.
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From The Telegraph:
The role of the 12th Time Lord has been offered to Rory Kinnear."He has been offered the part and we are waiting to hear if he will accept," says my man in the Tardis. "He is the perfect choice."
This news squashes the hopes of fans (and some wild speculation) who were hoping for a female or black actor to take the role.
In April, Kinnear admitted that he never watched the program when he was asked about playing the next Doctor.
"I think I'm being used as a decoy on that front," he said. "It's the first I've heard."
Current Doctor Matt Smith announced his departure with the following note:
"Doctor Who has been the most brilliant experience for me as an actor and a bloke, and that largely is down to the cast, crew and fans of the show. I'm incredibly grateful to all the cast and crew who work tirelessly every day, to realise all the elements of the show and deliver Doctor Who to the audience. Many of them have become good friends and I'm incredibly proud of what we have achieved over the last four years."Having Steven Moffat as show runner write such varied, funny, mind bending and brilliant scripts has been one of the greatest and most rewarding challenges of my career. It's been a privilege and a treat to work with Steven, he's a good friend and will continue to shape a brilliant world for the Doctor.
"The fans of Doctor Who around the world are unlike any other; they dress up, shout louder, know more about the history of the show (and speculate more about the future of the show) in a way that I've never seen before, your dedication is truly remarkable. Thank you so very much for supporting my incarnation of the Time Lord, number Eleven, who I might add is not done yet, I'm back for the 50th anniversary and the Christmas special!
"It's been an honour to play this part, to follow the legacy of brilliant actors, and helm the TARDIS for a spell with 'the ginger, the nose and the impossible one'. But when ya gotta go, ya gotta go and Trenzalore calls. Thank you guys. Matt."