The news of Matt Smith’s departure from Doctor Who was met with immediate speculation about who would replace him as the 12th Doctor. No one really knows, except for apparently Wil Wheaton. He recently wrote the following on his tumblr:
Am I the only person who knows who has been cast as the next Doctor, and who has known this was coming for several weeks? I figured that if it filtered down to me, it must be common knowledge among people who matter.
…now I feel kind of special. Yay me.
What a tease! Wil does know folks like John Barrowman who might have the inside line to the next Doctor so it’s very possible that he does know the next Doctor’s identity. Wheaton’s comment was in response to news that the odds are 7/1 that Chiwetel Ejiofor will be the 12th Doctor. As for Ejiofor, when asked about his willingness to play the role he responded,
“Yes, of course. It’s always good to be asked to come back to London and do great stuff not only in television but in theatre and film too.”
So, Wil Wheaton knows something we don’t and he seems to be very interested in the idea of casting Chiwetel Ejiofor as The 12th Doctor. Could this be the casting rumor that turns out to be true?