Doctor Who will be celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2023 and there is little doubt that returning showrunner Russell T. Davies has something big lined up for the series that year. So will it include David Tennant yet again? The Good Omens star addressed the possibility of reprising his role as the Tenth Doctor for the anniversary season. Interestingly, Tennant pointed out that it's a question that never grows old.
David Tennant played the Tenth Doctor from 2005 to 2010. He later reprised the role for Doctor Who's 50th anniversary in 2013. With that in mind, it would make sense for Tennant to be one of the returning Doctors in the next 60th anniversary season.
So would he be interested in reuniting with Russell T. Davies and returning as the Time Lord in 2023? Tennant told Digital Spy that he hasn't been asked yet but he's open to the possibility.
"It all depends. The moment you say yes to Doctor Who, even before you've done an episode, you're being asked whether you'd go back after you finish," Tennant said. He then pointed out that certain actors playing timeless roles don't usually get asked the same question.
"I don't know if this happens to James Bonds. I don't know if Pierce Brosnan gets asked if he'd go back to James Bond," Tennant said. "Because there's that element of fantasy, anything is ultimately possible. You should never say never to anything. I think that way madness lies."
Tennant isn't the only one who has been asked about possibly returning for the Doctor Who 60th anniversary. Matt Smith has also been asked if he would reprise his role as the Eleventh Doctor. Although both actors haven't been confirmed for the upcoming season, we could get an update soon.
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