It's one of the most persistent rumors to dog the BBC's "Doctor Who": will there ever be a movie? I mean, another movie, there's already been one movie. But you know: WILL IT HAPPEN?
Whether it's a BBC production continuing the current television series, or an American version starring Johnny Depp, nearly every bit of "news" has sent Whovians into a frenzy that would makes Daleks look as calm as Cybermen.
To find out what the real deal is, though, MTV News went to the source, talking to executive producer Steven Moffat, as well as stars Peter Capaldi and Jenna Louise-Coleman at San Diego Comic-Con to find out the real deal about a big screen "Who."
The first rumor put to rest? There's not going to be an American studio producing a "Who" movie willy nilly.
"There's no ambiguity about this, I'll tell you who owns 'Doctor Who,' It's the BBC," Moffat said. "The BBC owns 'Doctor Who,' and that's it. Just the BBC, and some of it's wholly owned subsidiaries have a say in it, but it is owned by the BBC, and it is up to the BBC if it were to become a movie."
Coleman, meanwhile, wasn't sure about the whole idea, particularly because the show allows for more stories to be told.
"The show is so dynamic, and so visually exciting it would work," Coleman said. "But if we do enter that territory, it means we get less 'Doctor Who' stories. So it means instead of having 12 stories and adventures a year, and having 12 episodes, you kind of reduce that a lot. Which seems a huge shame when you have all of time and space to play with."
Moffat added that they're not rushing into the idea, mainly because everyone loves "Who" so much, saying, "It has to be an enhancement to the artistic value of 'Doctor Who.' That's entirely possible, but it has to get it right."
But of the three, Capaldi seemed more positive on the whole idea -- at least entertaining it was a possibility, if not an inevitability.
"I don't know quite what you'd do in it that would be -- you would have to go back to the TV show when you can," Capaldi mused. "It would have to fit into the history, or the canon as it were of the TV show. But I think certainly the way that technology has expanded, the TV show is looking so brilliant that I think it really cries out to be on the big-screen at some point. So I think it will probably happen at some point."
Quick, someone get Johnny Depp on the phone.