It’s only been three days since the BBC confirmed that actor Matt Smith is leaving Doctor Who at year’s end.
But it only took three seconds after the news broke for the rumor mill to begin churning out potential replacements for Smith in the iconic role.
In the press release, producer Steven Moffat said that the search has begun for the new Doctor. But is it already over?
Bleeding Cool and several other on-line sources speculate that the role has already been cast and that it’s been cast since January.
No word yet on who will take over the mantle of the Doctor, but we’ve heard some interesting rumors. Those include the one that springs up every time the role is open that the Doctor could be female for the upcoming regeneration.
Among the more absurd rumors we’ve heard is that Billie Piper could take over as the Doctor. (We’re hoping it doesn’t happen!)
There are odds on who the next Doctor could be but nothing is confirmed yet.