It’s been a big news week for Doctor Who, with some major announcements and rumors floating around the web about Series 7. The BBC has made a formal announcement that they have commissioned 14 new episodes for 2012, including a Christmas Special, which has become a tradition for the new era of Doctor Who.
Additionally, Steven Moffat and the BBC have also confirmed that Matt Smith will be continuing his role as the Doctor in Series 7 during 2012, following some silly rumors online that he was stepping down. With the official confirmation from the BBC, the rumors were put to rest… but that didn’t stop Moffat and others lay out some clues as to what else we might be seeing in Series 7.
Following the official announcements from the BBC, John Barrowman (aka Captain Jack Harkness from Torchwood) revealed in an interview with Zap2It that the return of Captain Jack to Doctor Who has been discussed between Russell T Davies and Steven Moffat. “I’ve always said that if I’m asked to go back to Doctor Who, I’ll go at the drop of a hat,” Barrowman says. “That’s where Captain Jack got his beginnings. And it’s already been discussed.”
There have been some hints and tips about the potential return for Captain Jack Harkness over the last couple of years, and it’s inevitable the character will return at some point: he was created by Steven Moffat to begin with. In reality, it’s a matter of timing and fitting everything into everyone’s schedule.
However, it seems that Steven Moffat already has plans for Barrowman for Series 7 – and they involved the enigmatic River Song (Alex Kingston).
Forget your faith in me. I took you with me because I was vain, because I wanted to be adored. Look at you. Glorious Pond. The Girl who waited for me. I’m not a hero. I really am just a mad man in a box. And it’s time we saw each other as we really are. Amy Williams. It’s time to stop waiting.
No, no, no, no, no, no, give me someone I like.
You know, if there’s a Rose reference, it’d be very likely to connect with The Empty Child, which took place at the same time.
But really, my main thought is … JACK?
Rory can even scare the sassy and gay out of Jack.
Jack Harkness and River Song. Alien fighting BA -sexy- MFs
THIS IS NOW OFFICIALLY THE PETITION TO HAVE JOHN BARROWMAN BACK ON DOCTOR WHO. REBLOG IF YOU CARE AT ALL FOR EITHER OF THESE THINGS OR THE FUTURE AT ALL.