What a relief. I really don’t think I have it in me to get through another regeneration quite so soon. We’ve already learned we’ll be saying goodbye to the Ponds, for good, sometime over the coming season. Granted, the next season of Doctor Who won’t air until the fall but that doesn’t make the news of no more Amy and Rory any easier to swallow. At least we won’t be saying farewell to Matt Smith anytime soon.
During a chat on Graham Norton‘s show, Smith revealed he has no plans of leaving, saying, “No. I am very happy to stay. I love it and love making the show.” And we’re happy you’re staying, Matt! In fact I’m overjoyed! I loved David Tennant’s Doctor and was concerned I couldn’t love a new Doctor nearly as much, and what do you know? I like 11 even MORE than 10, and I don’t want to say goodbye yet.
I’ll for sure be missing the Ponds, though. And so will Smith, saying of companion Karen Gillan, “I’ll miss her because she’s my best mate. She’s mad as a box of cats but she’s a firecracker.” As 11 quickly became my favorite Doctor, so has Amy become my favorite companion. And who won’t miss Rory?! He’s such a lovable dude whom you’ll always root for.
But there are exciting things on the horizon for the man lookin’ cool in a bow-tie. Showrunner and Whovian god, Steven Moffat has confirmed multiple specials to celebrate the 50th anniversary season as well the news that if this Doctor Who movie happens it will occur within the continuity of the show, starring whomever is the show’s current Doctor. So maybe that’s why Smith is sticking around, it would be foolish to leave before you had the chance to play the Doctor on the silver screen.
Source: TDW: Geek