Cumberbatch Excited for Capaldi’s Doctor

Wholock. SherWho. Whatever mash-up name you prefer, it is hard to ignore the interest that fandoms of both Doctor Who and Sherlock have in seeing the Doctor and Sherlock interact on our television screens. Thus, any time a star of either property speaks of the other, sparks are guaranteed to fly! This time, it’s the master detective (see what I did there?) himself commenting on the new Doctor!

Speaking to the Big Issue, Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch had this to say on Capaldi’s casting:

“It’s great news. I’m very excited to see him in Doctor Who. He is a class act, Peter, and a great actor.”

Cumberbatch has worked with Capaldi previously on the big screen in last summer’s The Fifth Estate. While we’re less likely to see a crossover between the two popular shows any time soon, there have been some rumblings that the Master may be making his return in Series 8 as the series’ big bad. Those rumblings have also indicated that Cumberbatch may play the Master’s next incarnation. All rumors at this point, but it doesn’t hurt to imagine what Cumberbatch’s Master would be like.

So Kasterborites, what do you think? Agree with Cumberbatch’s assessment of Capaldi? Would you like to see him as the Master?


“That’s bacon! Are you trying to poison me?” And from that line on, I’ve been unable to stop watching, reading, musing about the Doctor. As a recent transplant to the Whoniverse, I’ve been trying to soak up as much Who-related knowledge as possible. That journey has taken me from the Tenth Planet to the Fields of Trenzalore and gently set me at the edge of my seat for what’s next. It’s an honor to be here and I plan to bring a unique perspective. I hope you’ll enjoy the journey alongside me.

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