Doctor Who‘s Matt Smith has given his personal suggestion as to who ought to substitute Jodie Whittaker as the following Physician and he could as effectively have pulled it out of the Sorting Hat.
In a latest interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Smith was requested who ought to lead the next series, to which he responded: “You already know who I feel could be a superb Physician Who… Rhys Ifans. Rhys could be form of cool.
“I do not know if we have had a Welshman but. I am backing Rhys!”
Ifans will not be new to large franchises. He’s finest recognized to Harry Potter followers for his position as Luna Lovegood’s father, Xenophilius in Deathly Hallows Half 1, whereas Marvel followers will know him as Dr Curt Connors, aka The Lizard, in The Amazing Spider-Man.
Whereas the actor will subsequent be seen later this yr in The King’s Man, alongside Stanley Tucci, Ralph Fiennes and Colin Firth and The Phantom of the Open, with Mark Rylance and Sally Hawkins, each initiatives have wrapped filming so Ifans’ schedule is perhaps clear sufficient to tackle a brand new position.
Smith – who performed the Eleventh Physician on the collection – will subsequent be seen within the upcoming psychological horror Last Night in Soho alongside Anya Taylor-Pleasure and Thomasin McKenzie.
Whittaker, who was the primary lady to tackle the titular position within the iconic BBC sci-fi collection, will bow out together with its showrunner Chris Chibnall on the finish of the present collection.
Whittaker and Chibnall will go away in a trio of specials, culminating in a remaining feature-length journey to air in autumn 2022 as a part of the BBC’s centenary celebrations.
We’ll have to attend and see whether or not having a former Physician vouching for him will push Ifans forward on this fierce competitors.
Physician Who airs on BBC One within the UK. Within the US, the present airs on BBC America, with collection 1-12 out there on HBO Max. Collection 13 is because of premiere later this yr.
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