'Doctor Who' Showrunner Teases Maisie Williams' 'Significant' Role, Addresses Movie Rumor

Steven Moffat reveals that the 'Game of Thrones' actress will play a new character and shuts down hopes for a big-screen adaptation.

AceShowbiz - Maisie Williams will pay a "significant" role on "Doctor Who". Speaking at the TCA press tour, showrunner Steven Moffat teased, "She is not playing a returning character. She's a brand new character. She is not someone from the Doctor's past ... Unless I'm lying."

"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," he added.

Moffat also addressed rumor about a possible "Doctor Who" movie. He explained, "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?" He, however, noted, "The thing about the film, it's not actually up to me. That's up to the BBC. To say the least I don't own 'Doctor Who'."

He, furthermore, didn't like the idea of having a different Time Lord other than Peter Capaldi's current incarnation. "I think that would just be incredibly damaging to the franchise. You can't have two James Bonds at the same time," so he said.

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