Executive producer Steven Moffat appeared on the stage at the Television Critics Association press tour event in Beverly Hills on Friday to talk about "Doctor Who" issues including a rumor of a feature film as well as Series 9's most anticipated newcomer, Maisie Williams.
Moffat answers the question that has been inside the millions of fans' heads: Will there really be a "Doctor Who" movie?
"The thing about the film, it's not actually up to me," he said. "That's up to the BBC. To say the least I don't own Doctor Who ... What are we going to do -- shut down for a year and make a movie? Does everyone really want that? One movie instead of a whole series?"
"Or the idea that I've always been incredibly resistant to, and you'll be glad to know, Pete, is the idea that you would have a different Doctor in the movie because I think that would just be incredibly damaging to the franchise. You can't have two James Bonds at the same time," Moffat continued.
The "Sherlock" series creator, who was joined via satellite by cast members Peter Capaldi (as the 12th Doctor) and Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald), also addressed the speculations pointing out to the involvement of the "Game of Thrones" star.
The audience particularly asked who Maisie is playing in the upcoming season. This is what Moffat had to say:
"I can't really tell you. I think once you see what she's up to in the show you'll appreciate what a clever idea of Brian Minchin's -- that was (my co-exec) who thought of Maisie for this part. It's a significant role. We're not throwing her away. We're not just getting star value and doing nothing with it. It's a great part, and she's terrific in it. But, I would say, it will develop in unexpected ways."
"Doctor Who" Season 9 premieres Sept. 19 on the BBC and BBC America.