Is Kris Marshall Really that Bad to be the New Doctor? He Is Rumored to be Taking the Role, But I Don’t Know Him

Kris Marshall has been rumored to be the new actor to take on the role of our favorite Timelord, the Doctor. I see nothing but criticism and outrage by fans everywhere. Personally I want a huge change and I am hoping for a person of color or even a female Doctor. Or maybe an out gay actor like Russell Tovey to be the time traveling hero, but I know that would most likely not be the case this time around. So hearing the rumor that Kris Marshall was selected, I was disappointed. Then immediately I had to go to the Google machine since I had no idea who he was. I then moved on, because as far as I can tell, it is just a rumor right now. But others don’t seem to be doing that. I’ll give him a chance if he is in fact cast in the role, but I’m seeing some pretty darn hateful things online about this selection. I am curious, why is he such a bad candidate? I know some of you have to be Whovians and can give me better details. What is it that is so bad that every hates him so badly?

3 thoughts on “Is Kris Marshall Really that Bad to be the New Doctor? He Is Rumored to be Taking the Role, But I Don’t Know Him

  1. Kris Marshall was very very funny in a British sitcom called “My Family”. After that, i think he did a police/detective procedural but i didn’t see any of those. He was also funny in the British version of “death at a funeral”. He might be fine as the Doctor. I want a gay male companion! Though i’m loving Bill after just two episodes.

  2. He has the derp look in his eyes of the Fifth Doctor, but I dunno. I’m with you, Paulie, on wanting a change for the new Doctor. Something old, something new, someone of a different ethnicity, maybe?

    Or, just a Doctor who’s having a “gay” ol’ time.

    (I had to. You know me!)

  3. We don’t know for sure that Kris Marshall is the new Doctor so I think all the outrage is jumping the gun. I understand that they want a more diverse Doctor and not another white guy. I’m sure it will happen eventually. I would’ve loved to see Idris Elba become the Doctor. I don’t know anything about Kris Marshall but I will give him a chance. All of the previous actors since the return have been great.

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