Skip to main content

I’m Sorry, Matt Smith, You Are Not Allowed To Leave Doctor Who

Today in Depressing

It’s been rumored for a while now that Matt Smith is not long for this Doctor Who world. The British actor is secured for next year’s Who, but after that? In a recent interview with SFX, Smith may have inadvertently let slip that next year would be his last as the 11th Doctor. NOOOOOOOOOOOO! 

During a recent visit to the United States, Smith spoke with VH1 about his future in the coveted role. When asked when America would be getting his acting talents he replied, “Well, hopefully soon, you know. I’ve got another year of Doctor Who, but then I’m certainly going to come and give it a shot -– come and hang out in LA … as you say, people like Andy [Garfield] have come over, and he’s a mate of mine. I’m very proud to see him doing Spider-Man, ’cause we did a play together, and, you know, he’s Spider-Man now. It’s incredible.”

Another year of Doctor Who? He could simply mean that’s all he’s contracted for at this point but the actor has been spotted several times in L.A. and seems to be getting very comfortable there.

A few issues arise with this possibility of course. For one, this would mean Smith would be leaving before the big 50th anniversary of the British series. Sad face. It would also mean we’d have to get used to a new Doctor WHEN WE JUST GOT COMFORTABLE WITH THIS ONE.

Though it seems like Smith really likes Garfield’s career path. Could that mean he’d like to follow in his superhero footsteps? Maybe he’ll play Batman! Oh wait, he already has.

(SFX via Blastr)

Have a tip we should know? [email protected]

Filed Under:

Follow The Mary Sue:

Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."