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Johnny Depp won't be playing 'Doctor Who' on the big screen: Good or bad news?

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Image Credit: BBC; Solarpix/PR PhotosFor the last few days, there has been much chatter in the blogosphere — and in the area-around-my-office-o-sphere — that Johnny Depp might star in a big screen version of the cult BBC show Doctor Who. Well, according to i09, that ain’t going to happen. The sci fi website quoted a BBC rep as saying there are “no plans” for a Doctor Who movie, and that any talk is “pure speculation.” (BBC did not respond to EW’s calls for comment.)

I have mixed feelings about this news. On the one hand, the show only recently installed a new Doctor in the TARDIS in the bow tie-sporting, and rather good, shape of Matt Smith. On the other, you can’t help but wonder what Depp would have done with this most eccentric of characters. Just one scene which featured him and K-9 would be worth the price of admission alone.

What do you think? Would you like to see Johnny Depp play the lead role in a big screen Doctor Who? Let us know!

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