2017 marked a historic year for Doctor Who.
Not only did outgoing Time Lord Peter Capaldi say farewell to the hit sci-fi show, but Jodie Whittaker was chosen as his replacement, which means season 11 will bring us the first female Doctor at long last. It’s an exciting time for the Who universe, then, and while in attendance at the Wizard World Comic Con in Austin, Capaldi reflected on his stint in the role.
When asked about his final moments on set though during a panel, he gave an interesting answer, implying that he may not be done with the Doctor just yet. Of course, he didn’t confirm anything outright, but rather teased fans by saying the following:
“When I finished, well, you never really finish with Doctor Who. It was sad, but not as sad as you think it is because you never leave.”
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Again, this is by no means confirmation of any kind that Capaldi will show up as the iconic hero once more, but it does seem highly likely that the Christmas special wasn’t his final hurrah in the role. I mean, the series has a long history of bringing back old Doctors for special episodes and if nothing else, the actor at least seems open to that.
Still, for now, the Capaldi era of Doctor Who is complete and it’s with great excitement that we look forward to seeing Jodie Whittaker step up and take over the TARDIS. Her adventures will kick off next month, on October 7th, and she’ll be joined by a few fresh companions, too in what promises to be a season that’ll appeal to newcomers and diehards alike. And who knows, maybe we’ll even see Peter Capaldi drop by at some point for a cameo?