John Barrowman says he’d love to play Captain Jack Harkness in a Doctor Who movie … as long as it stars David Tennant.
“I think that Torchwood, more so than Doctor Who, lends itself to being a big film because it’s more adult,” he said, in an interview with Irish broadcasting network RTE. “Now if it was Doctor Who with David (Tennant) playing the Doctor – I’m going to get in trouble for saying this – I’d happily do a film with him.”
Although a Who movie seems unlikely due to the same BBC budget woes that ended Doctor Who Confidential, Barrowman is probably right that he’s going to be in trouble with fans.
Matt Smith’s 11th Doctor has plenty of supporters, and it would be a controversial move not to cast the current Timelord if a movie did somehow happen.
Of course, there’s still a chance, and a much more realistic one, that we’ll see both Tennant and Smith sharing the screen in a big Doctor Who 50th anniversary event.
And, by the way, Barrowman says he wants to be part of that, too. Keep your fingers crossed, Captain Jack fans.