Peter Capaldi Undecided About Departing From Doctor Who
Although Capaldi will remain in his role as lead on the program until the conclusion of its tenth season next year, it is unclear if the actor will continue after the season wraps up. Asked about the subject in an interview with Wales Online, Capaldi admitted that he wasn’t sure if he would stay on and was actually dreading making a decision as to whether he would stay or not:
Avoidance may well be Capaldi’s best strategy under the circumstances — any announcement that he is intending to leave the show will likely kick-off a round of press and fan speculation as to who the next actor to play the Doctor might be, as well as what plot might force the character into his customary regeneration.
Keeping the question in the air also focuses fan and press attention on the show’s upcoming superhero-tinged Christmas special, of which Capaldi says, “It reminds me rather of the early Superman movies with Christopher Reeve. They had a great mix of irony and fun, thrills and chills, which on reflection is, in a way, how ‘Doctor Who’ is. It has a very festive feel about it, without it being incredibly snowy and Bing Crosby-ish.”
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