Doctor Who To Be Completely Rebooted with Tom Holland as the Doctor
25-year-old Tom Holland is to play the Doctor, it was announced by the BBC, Sony Pictures and Bad Wolf today.
Holland, best known for his role as Spider-Man, will lead a very fresh and modern approach to the science fiction series.
Lead writer Russell T Davies’ new era will be a clean slate reboot with no continuity ties to the first 60 years of the show.
Holland will make his debut following several specials that will air in 2023 as part of the 60th anniversary celebrations. The specials, starring David Tennant and Matt Smith, will conclude the story of Doctor Who’s first 60 years.
Holland said: “I’m absolutely ecstatic to be hanging up my webslingers and picking up the sonic. I can’t wait to take a whole new generation on this exciting journey through time and space. I’ll be swinging into action soon!”
Russell T Davies said: “We considered many great actors for this iconic role, but when Sony suggested Tom we never looked back. They want him for everything!”
David Tennant said: “Yes, it’s true. I’m really back for this one last hurrah just as the rumours said!”
Andrew Garfield said: “I am 100% NOT playing the companion…”
Series 1 of Doctor Who begins in 2024. The executive producers are Julie Gardner, Phil Collinson, Flora Ilops and Russell T Davies.