Source: Metro

I’m not usually one to post rumors, but this is too good to pass up!

Benedict Cumberbatch is rumoured to be starring in Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary episode as the Time Lord’s arch rival, The Master.

Despite The Doctor’s deadly foe having appeared in the show in various guises since 1971, this will be the first time Matt Smith’s incarnation of the Time Lord will come to blows with his biggest enemy as the BBC One sci-fi drama prepares to mark half a century since it first hit screens next year.

With John Simm having last portrayed the role opposite David Tennant’s incarnation of the Doctor, it is thought the Sherlock actor will be the ‘perfect choice’ to take on the role.

An insider explained: ‘It’s fitting that the Doctor comes face to face with his ultimate enemy, The Master, for the 50th anniversary and it’s felt Benedict is the perfect choice if schedules can work.

‘Fans will love the idea of the man who plays Sherlock Holmes taking on the Doctor.’

While the Sherlock actor has previously been linked with the role of the Time Lord, he has played down the prospect.

The source added to the Daily Express: ‘Benedict has often been asked about whether he would like to play the Doctor so it will be ironic if he now ends up being The Master instead.’

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