Strong Rumors That David Tennant Will Return For Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary

By David Wharton | 8 years ago

The idea of former Doctor Who actors returning for the show’s 50th anniversary celebration next year certainly aren’t new, with pretty much all of the living former Doctors rumored to be putting in an appearance at one point or another. David Tennant has been the source of many of these rumors, which makes sense given that he’s the most recent Doctor before current lead Matt Smith. We still haven’t heard anything official, but one entertainment website says this rumor may be a done deal.

Bleeding Cool, usually a pretty reliable source, says their sources are confirming that David Tennant will indeed be involved in the Doctor Who 50th anniversary celebrations. More specifically, here’s the exact quote from their unnamed source:

Yes. David Tennant will be back in time for the Doctor Who anniversary. Be prepared to be surprised…

Assuming that their source is legit and correct, that still leaves us with a lot of questions. If Tennant is coming back, we still don’t know what his role will be exactly. The buzz is that there will be multiple specials as part of the anniversary, but will they be documentary-style things looking back at the show’s long history? Special Doctor Who episodes along the lines of the annual Christmas episodes? Something else entirely? At this point we just don’t know.

Even if it’s not all they do, there will almost certainly be behind-the-scenes specials featuring interviews with the show’s creators and cast from over the years. I would think Tennant’s involvement in those is pretty much a given. But could Tennant’s return be something more interesting: an actual return or cameo from the Tenth Doctor? Sure, he’s long since regenerated, but this is a show about time travel, so we’d be foolish to rule out the possibility. And quite frankly, I’ll be thrilled to see him return in whatever capacity.

Now let the speculation resume about who else might make a return to the world of Doctor Who

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