WARNING: THIS ARTICLE MAY CONTAIN MAJOR SPOILERS FOR THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL.
John Hurt has been talking about his role in Doctor Who‘s 50th anniversary special to EDP24, and the article might just have dropped a rather large spoiler about his role in the episode. The article stated:
Mr Hurt, who lives near Cromer, earlier told the EDP he had just finished shooting a Dr Who 3D special in which he plays “part of the Doctor” in a “kind of trinity” which includes David Tennant.
As some of you may know, there’s been a spoiler circling around the internet for the while, claiming that Hurt’s character is a ‘Forgotten Doctor’, who was lost in the Time War between his eighth and ninth incarnations. His comments here do certainly match up with that rumour, and ties in nicely to the absence of Christopher Eccleston, but for now, we should treat this as a rumour.
[Source: Doctor Who TV]