Matt Smith wants to see his titular Doctor from BBC’s Doctor Who come up against Sherlock Holmes from the stations smash hit detective series, Sherlock, both of which are written and produced by the writer Stephen Moffat.
Smith was discussing the possibility of this crossover at London’s Comic-Con over the weekend and was asked by Collider whether his Doctor Who character could ever meet Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock Holmes on screen.
“I’m not adverse to it. I’m kind of open,” responded Smith. “I’m like yeah, because I just think they would find each other so remarkable.”
But don’t get too excited as both Moffat and Sherlock’s co-creator Mark Gatiss are dead set against the idea, with Smith adding, “I think Mark and Steven kind of hate the idea of Doctor Who and Sherlock ever meeting.”
The questions over the subject continued to be asked with it then being proposed whether each character could simply walk into the other’s universe, to which Smith replied, “Doctor Who could, but its just nah, it’s you know. The Doctor with Watson, he’d be like, ‘Cheer up mate. It’s not that bad, I know you’re really clever, but there’s an alien over there, let’s go and talk. He’s got wiggly bits on.’ “
Sherlock is set to return for a third series next year, with filming set to being in January on three 90-minute episodes whilst Doctor Who has recently just concluded the first half of its latest series and is set to return to screens on Christmas Day before the second half can conclude.