Russell T Davies has revealed that he's confident a Doctor Who movie will be made in the future.
Davies told the South Wales Evening Post that he's sure the Time Lord will be making his way onto the big screen one day.
"There must be ways and means of doing it," he said. "I suspect one day it will happen. I think once something is talked about often enough then it starts to happen. Being talked about in the papers could almost bring it into existence. It gives us an idea of whether or not anyone would want to go and see it at the cinema."
But the executive producer assures us that if a film version were to be made, the series wouldn't be taken off the small screen to accommodate its production.
"I think the important thing to say is that if it ever happened it wouldn't take the television version off air," he explained. "That would be terrible and it would also be breaking the BBC's charter."
He added: "In Voyage of the Damned, our design department did a brilliant job. But in a film version it would have had huge, vast ballrooms and towering inferno-type sets with everything collapsing. Doctor Who might seem as if it's a film sometimes, but if you actually look at films they're even bigger."
Davies, who will be leaving the show later this year, has previously claimed that he would return if a film was commissioned.