Stop Asking Benedict Cumberbatch About Being The Next Doctor

04.14.14 4 years ago 7 Comments
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This weekend Benedict Cumberbatch was at Comic-Con in Sydney, Australia, and some fool brought up Doctor Who again.

Look, internet (and/or all of Japan), let’s talk.

I like Benedict Cumberbatch, too. He seems accessible and fun and Sherlock and whatever. I get it! I am also super cool!

It’s fun to fancast things. I do it, too. Like if Clive Owen doesn’t end up as Deadshot I’m going to be pretty crushed, because it’s perfect and anyone who doesn’t agree should not be allowed in public places ever again. That’s completely reasonable.

However I don’t understand not only wanting your favorite actor to be involved with all of your other favorite things, no matter how inappropriate, but then asking him about it at every possible opportunity, thereby insuring he never wants to do any of your favorite things. To put it in other terms: It’s like you had a mild interest in watching Lost, but then people wouldn’t stop insisting you should watch Lost. Then you start to hate Lost without having ever watched it.

The quote from Cumberbatch:

“I’m never gonna play the Doctor – and nothing to do with the Whoniverse.”

He’s actually said this a lot. I don’t know why you don’t believe him. Is it because he lied about not being Khan? Because at some point he also addressed the Star Wars VII rumors:

“I would’ve liked a part in JJ’s new Star Wars but it won’t happen, sadly.”

Well, you two swore up and down you weren’t playing Khan and look how that worked out. I’m taking this second bit of news with a lens-flaring grain of salt.

I realize as a Martin Freeman fangirl, I speak from a place of privilege, as he was both Bilbo Baggins and Arthur Dent, and that covers pretty much all of my fandoms. But if someone can actually explain the fascination with having Benedict Cumberbatch play the Doctor other than “It makes my lady bits tingle,” please feel free to do so. You can use Klingon if you want, I’m conversationally fluent.

via the Escapist

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