Doctor Who Fans Think Edgar Wright Will Direct a New Episode
Doctor Who speculation has gone into hyperdrive since Ncuti Gatwa was announced to take over the TARDIS as the new Doctor. Who will play the Doctor’s companion(s)? What will his costume look like? Are there any other surprises to come?
Now, some recent Instagram posts have had the internet speculating that one of the new series’ directors may have already been found – and if that’s correct, their involvement would be quite a blow to the series. long-running science fiction.
Earlier this week, Hot Fuzz director Edgar Wright posted an image of a blue door, followed a few days later by a hexagonal pattern. These could of course allude to something else (or they could just be pictures he likes!).
However, a Twitter user SafeSpaceWho speculated: “Edgar Wright, director of Last Night in Soho, posted the following two photos on his Instagram. It could be anything but I can’t help but instantly think of the TARDIS”.
This speculation only grew when the same Twitter user noticed returning Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies liked the blue doorpost.
A respondent to the tweet also mentioned which Wright previously revealed on Reddit that he had been offered to direct the 2005 episode “Rose”, the first episode of the revived series written by Davies. He had to turn it down due to his work on Shaun of the Dead.
When asked by a Reddit user nine years ago if he would ever direct an episode of the show, Wright wrote, “I’m going to break your heart here but I was offered the episode ‘Rose ” by Russell T. Davies (the first of the new Doctor Who episodes) and I couldn’t do it because I was busy with Shaun of the Dead. And my mother never forgave me.”
Could Mr. Wright direct an episode or even multiple episodes of Doctor Who?
Share an article dealing with the theory on TwitterWright denied the speculation, writing, “False.”
However, we don’t know if this will quell speculation entirely.
RadioTimes.com has contacted representatives for Edgar Wright and the BBC for comment.
Ncuti Gatwa’s casting was announced ahead of the BAFTA TV Awards on Sunday, with her Sex Education co-stars, several former doctors and former showrunner Steven Moffat all full of praise for the new star.
Meanwhile, Russell T Davies said: “Ncuti blew us away, grabbed the doctor and had those TARDIS keys in seconds. It’s an honor to work with him, and a hoot, can’t wait to get started . I’m sure you’re dying to know more, but we’re rationing ourselves for now, with Jodie’s wonderful epic finale to come. But I promise you 2023 will be spectacular!”
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