Doctor Who’s Russell T Davies Reacts To Gosling’s Ncuti Gatwa Shirt

August 11, 2022 0 Comments

Russell T Davies has reacted to Ryan Gosling’s unofficial Doctor Who t-shirt, which features fan art of his Barbie co-star Ncuti Gatwa as the next Doctor. Gosling and Gatwa are currently filming Greta Gerwig’s Barbie, a new film focused on Mattel’s famous toyline. Gosling will play Ken, and Gatwa is rumored to also be playing a version of Barbie’s famous male counterpart. Meanwhile, Davies and Gatwa will work together on future seasons of the long-running BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who starting in 2023.,Announced as the next incarnation of the heroic Time Lord in May 2022, Gatwa is set to work alongside Davies when the former showrunner returns to helm Doctor Who for the first time since his departure in 2009. While David Tennant will take the stage as the Doctor once more for the franchise’s 60th-anniversary special, Gatwa will step into the role for the following seasons. Before that, though, Gatwa is working on the highly anticipated Barbie movie. Set photos have been stirring up headlines all week, but one of the most interesting images to emerge has nothing to do with the doll. Gosling caught attention for wearing a Doctor Who shirt featuring Gatwa while on set, lending his support to his Barbie co-star.,Related: Everything We Know About Doctor Who’s 60th Anniversary,Now, Davies shares a photograph of Gosling between filming on the set of Barbie, wearing the now-recognizable Doctor Who shirt alongside a cap and a pair of sunglasses. The returning showrunner expresses his surprise at Gosling wearing the shirt featuring Gatwa, joking about how the clothing is unofficial as the original image is a piece of fan art by artist Matthew Purchase. Davies then gives Gosling a bit of a slap on the wrist, writing, “We’re suing him, of course. Illegal merch.” Check out Davies’ post below.,Click here to see Davies’ original post.,Prior to the news breaking, Davies planned out Gatwa’s casting announcement in secret, going to great lengths to make sure that the news emerged in a way he felt fitting and would catch the most attention. The Sex Education star will make history as Doctor Who‘s first Black lead, and the resounding support he has earned from those around him is nothing short of inspiring. Between Doctor Who and Barbie, Gatwa’s star is only rising, and that an unofficial t-shirt of him is making so many waves only shows just how much of an impact he will have on the entertainment industry. Anticipation is steadily building for his Doctor Who debut.,While Gatwa even kept the secret of his casting from his Barbie co-stars, Gosling’s memorable unofficial shirt shows that Gatwa’s fellow cast members support him as the new Doctor. The photo also quickly caught the fandom’s eye due to it giving Purchase’s recognizable fan art a surprising new level of attention. Davies’ social media accounts are attentively followed by eagle-eyed fans who hope to find clues towards future announcements and hints, so Davies’ reaction is sure to be seen by much of the Doctor Who fandom. Davies’ post confirms that the showrunner himself is just as surprised by Gosling’s supportive gesture, but is also just as pleased as anyone else to see Gatwa warmly embraced as the next Doctor.,Next: Doctor Who’s Next Era Can Be Truly LGBTQ+ Friendly,Source: Russell T Davies/Instagram