New images from the Doctor Who Christmas Special!


BBC has released several images from the Doctor Who Christmas Special: The Return of Mysterio and they are very telling indeed.

From the looks of it, it seems that the Doctor has met the superhero  “Mysterio” (or could be G for Grant) before as a child and possibly inspire him to become a superhero, played by Justin Chatwin. The Doctor does do some sort of machinery with the young child, which could explain how Grant obtained his powers.

Of course, there is the reporter like Lois Lane (Charity Wakefield) for him to fall in love with as well. I have no idea whose baby it is in the photos, but we know it’s connected with Grant. It could be the end of the scene when the reporter and Grant fall in love and have a family – which is my best guess.

We also learn a bit about the aliens the Doctor will be dealing with. The aliens have a slash on their face and it could be given to them in that locked up room we saw in the trailer.

Other than that, the photos don’t seem to be telling me anything else. What do you think? Check out the images below and give your thoughts on what could happen.

Doctor Who Christmas Special: The Return of Doctor Mysterio official synopsis:

This Christmas on BBC One, the Doctor joins forces with a comic-book superhero in New York for a heroic special written by Steven Moffat, titled ‘The Return of Doctor Mysterio’.

The family favourite will return on Christmas day as the Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi, joins forces with an investigative journalist, played by Charity Wakefield (Wolf Hall, The Player) and a superhero to save New York from a deadly alien threat.

Steven Moffat, Writer and Executive Producer, says: “I’ve always loved superheroes and this Christmas Doctor Who dives into that world. My favourite superhero is Clark Kent. Not Superman, Clark Kent.”

Justin Chatwin (Orphan Black, War of the Worlds) plays Grant in the special, he says: “Working with the amazing people at Doctor Who has been one of the most fun and rewarding projects I’ve ever had the pleasure of being involved with.”

Matt Lucas (Nardole) will also be joining the cast of the special with Adetomiwa Edun (Lucifer, Bates Motel), Aleksandar Jovanovic and Logan Hoffman.

The 60 minute Doctor Who Christmas Special will air on BBC One and is written by Steven Moffat, Executive Produced by Brian Minchin, Produced by Peter Bennett and Directed by Ed Bazalgette (Poldark), it was shot in Cardiff at BBC Wales Roath Lock Studios.

The Doctor Who Christmas Special: The Return of Doctor Mysterio airs on Christmas Day on BBC One and BBC America.

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