Doctor Who‘s 50th anniversary is close, but oh so far away. 2013 can’t come fast enough. Whovians everywhere are wet with anticipation. It will surely be a day of who–vilation (Guest star bonanza and what not).
Since the anniversary seems the only thing Who fans care about these days (Hello, season 7 is currently in production. Aren’t you excited?), I thought I’d share a big ole’ story from Express.co.uk, which reports Benedict Cumberbatch, star of BBC’s Sherlock Holmes, may be gearing up to play a new regeneration of the Doctor’s arch-foe, The Master.
Writer Steven Moffat, who is currently at the helm of both the Doctor Who and Sherlock shows on the BBC, said the following:
“It’s fitting that the Doctor comes face to face with his ultimate enemy, The Master, for the 50th anniversary and it’s felt Benedict is the perfect choice if schedules can work,” we’re told. “Fans will love the idea of the man who plays Sherlock Holmes taking on the Doctor’’.
First appearing in 1971’s “Terror of the Autons,” the Master, like the Doctor, is a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey and, as such, the character can “regenerate” and has been played by quite a few actors over the years. Roger Delgado originated the role with Anthony Ainley in the part the longest. Most recently, John Simm played The Master in the 2007 series (which then featured David Tennant as the Doctor).
So, would this be a “yes, please” or is Cumberbatch not devilish enough for the role?