CONFIRMED: Peter Capaldi leaving Doctor Who

During an interview with BBC Radio 2’s Jo Whiley Peter Capaldi announced that he has decided to step down as the role of the Doctor and that it was time to say goodbye to the show. It is no surprise (as a life long fan of the show) that Peter Capaldi’s exit comes as a shock despite many rumours he would be leaving the same time as show runner, Steven Moffatt. Series 10 will be the culmination of his incarnation of the Doctor and all fans will be sad to seem him leave after delighting us with his magnificent acting performances.

“It (the new series of Doctor Who) will be my last… I feel it’s time to move on.”

(from Doctor Who’s official Twitter account)

However he is still as enthusiastic as ever with his recent statement,

“I’m still ! We’re doing epic stuff! I’m not done yet!” – Peter Capaldi

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The ‘Whoniverse’

If you look at brands such as DC and Marvel they have both created a universe of their own not only in their comics but on the big screen and television. Marvel have been able to establish a series of films based on individuals and groups such as ‘The Avengers’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’. DC have followed in their rivals footsteps and realised you don’t need to pack everything into a 2 hour film but also they have been able to expand this over a TV series of many episodes such as their programmes ‘Arrow’ and the ‘Flash’. As a Whovian I believe that ‘Doctor Who’ has the potential to expand it’s brand like Marvel and DC have.In this article I will be speculating the options for their own ‘Whoniverse’ how it could advantage the much-loved sic-fi programme. Continue reading