“A Hollywood movie?” “I don’t know, maybe we could ask Disney?”


Another day, another bunch of leaked Sony e-mails that have once again revealed something rather interesting for another beloved franchise.

Last time around, we got the news that Sony and Marvel had been in talks about bringing Spider-Man back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and we all know how that turned out.

This time, e-mails released by Wikileaks include an eight-year plan to bring Doctor Who to Hollywood, a claim made by Director of BBC Television Danny Cohen.

“A film won’t happen in the next year to 18 months, but it is expected that it will happen after that within the 8 year horizon,” Sony Picture’s president of International Production Andrea Wong wrote in an e-email to CEO Michael Lynton, though she claimed “tremendous interest” from the BBC.


However, showrunner Steven Moffat and his team don’t want to rush into a movie, which has left them feeling “very hot under the collar” as they feel “their position on it is not being listened to or accepted”.

I don’t know about other Whovians, but while I’d love to see the TARDIS get the Hollywood treatment, the current era of Doctor Who has been about the long game, building a story over several seasons.

I highly doubt that can be contained within the length of a feature film, but then again, I’m not the expert. Maybe Terminator: Genisys is secretly about Matt Smith’s Doctor trying to fight off the Cybermen. PLOT TWIST: His character is actually the Cyber-planner Mr Clever.

Source: The Telegraph, Mashable