Female Doctor Who: Fan Reactions to the Latest Incarnation

Female Doctor Who

Announced last week, fan reactions to the new Doctor are still flooding Twitter. Although the initial backlash indicated sour feelings towards Jodie Whittaker, the dust seems to be settling, with many fans praising the decision to cast a female in the title role. Some fans have been so elated with the news that San Diego Comic Con had a few Cosplayers of the character:

Many have taken to Twitter and Facebook in the last week in order to scrutinise the casting, stating that it goes against the character to cast a female in the role. However, criticisms such as this have since been quashed by avid fans who noticed a few choice sayings by Doctors of the past….

Maybe it is time to go with the flow on this one. After all, we have so many strong female characters that are coming through the woodwork. Take a look at Wonder Woman, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Black Widow and Rey from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. All relatively new heroines for young girls to look up to. Isn’t it time we binned the strong white male lead in favor of more representation? Black Panther, the new Marvel Biopic, is set to be one of the largest grossing Marvel films with a near all black cast, featuring Lupita Nyong’o as a lead female.

What are your thoughts on the new Doctor Who casting? Let us know in the comments section. Watch the new trailer for Doctor Who below…

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