Despite being cut from the opening ceremonies for the London Olympics, there’s no denying the fact that Doctor Who is more popular than ever. The long-running BBC science fiction show returns this fall for its much anticipated season 7, and showrunner Steven Moffat has hinted at plenty of epic action for The Doctor and his companions.

While Moffat has been coy about the upcoming season, he did put to rest rumors of a possible Doctor Who movie that would be unrelated to the current show. Last year, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows director David Yates mentioned the possibility of working on a stand-alone Doctor Who film that wouldn’t be a continuation of the current series.

Moffat made it clear that, though there may be a Doctor Who film someday, it won’t be a rebooted continuity with a completely new Doctor. Courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, Moffat talked about what a potential Doctor Who film would be like, saying:

“Look, we hopefully will do a Doctor Who film someday. It will be absolutely run by the Doctor Who production office in Cardiff. It will feature the same Doctor as on television. It will not be a rebooted continuity. All of that would be insane. So that whole proposal was not true, did not happen. I can say that with authority because, as far as the BBC is concerned, I’m the voice of Doctor Who. So if I say it, it’s true.”

So, while Moffat didn’t exclude the possibility of a Doctor Who movie altogether, it’s comforting to know that, if there ever is one, it will remain true to the show’s 50 year canon.

Whovians everywhere breathe a sigh of relief, and can now focus on the possibilities for the seventh season. The anticipation is high for the Doctor’s new companion to enter the scene, though most of us aren’t looking forward to saying good-bye to Amy and Rory (especially with the news that one of the main characters will be killed off). Moffat has promised a Dalek-filled season premiere, and plenty of weeping angels, westerns and a large variety of episodes for the rest of the season.

Are you glad to know any Doctor Who movie will stay true to the TV show? What do you expect to see  in season seven?

Source: Entertainment Weekly