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In a surprising turn of events today the Internet has brought us the official posters for the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special!

Check out the two brand new posters for the upcoming Doctor Who 50th anniversary special, giving us new insights into what the episode may feature.


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'Doctor Who' 50th anniversary poster

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This poster definitely repeats themes that Comic-Con goers saw in the trailer shown exclusively to them in July, like John Hurt’s character walking through chaos and the appearance of the Daleks.

There’s also brand new material we see in the poster that wasn’t hinted at in the trailer, like the words “Bad Wolf” graffitied onto a brick wall. This reference to Rose Tyler’s entire story arc is exciting for fans of the first reboot companion, and we’re excited to see how it could possibly be relevant in the 50th anniversary special.

You’ll also notice that Matt Smith is wearing the new suit featuring his purple frock coat and pocket watch, instead of the tweed jacket and suspenders that have been the Eleventh Doctor’s main look from season 5 and 6. We wonder if he’ll be keeping this new look for the entirety of the special or if at some point he’ll be wearing his classic look as a homage to his first appearance on Doctor Who.

The 50th anniversary special run time was recently announced, and Steven Moffat has stated that it’s not going to be the second half of season 7′s finale. He added that it will stand on its own – despite John Hurt’s character being revealed at the end of the finale.

These images leaked on Tumblr, and the BBC has yet to issue a statement or reveal them in any official capacity. One can expect that at some point within the next two months we’ll be getting the trailer for the special, as it was already shown at Comic-Con earlier this year.

Perhaps when they officially release these posters they’ll finally give us a glimpse into the footage? One can hope!

Matt Smith, the 11th Doctor, posted his message to fans via the BBC1 Twitter.


For our readers in the U.K. there are a myriad of Doctor Who events that are retrospectives both serious and light-hearted in nature. It’s likely BBC America will have its own series of events with Whovians more familiar to American audiences such as Chris Hardwick, Craig Ferguson, and John Barrowman.

What do you think of the new poster?

Stay tuned to Hypable, as rumor has it a new announcement is coming some time today. This article will be updated accordingly.

  • Ellen

    It’s. So. Pretty. <3

  • Angie

    ahh!! cant wait!!!

  • jenny :)

    BAD WOLF!!!

  • http://ravenclaw1991.tumblr.com/ ravenclaw1991

    I’ve practically been constantly looking at this for 20 minutes. Its so amazing. :) I can’t freaking wait! Still pissed there’s no trailer yet though. They’re holding out on us.

  • Kira Bonnice

    I NEED this as a poster. I’ve never said that or felt that before but I MUST have this on my wall. Oh above my computer desk. Yes, must make this happen.

  • Winkyxx

    AHH! I really need to hurry up as I just finished series 4 with Tennant’s regeneration (cries/dies) but i am looking forward to matt!

  • alexis

    I get so excited for this!

    And then I remember it will be Matt’s penultimate appearance, and I get sad…

    And then I get excited again! (repeat)

  • Charlie

    “Matt Smith is wearing the new suit featuring his purple frock coat and pocket watch, instead of the tweed jacket and suspenders that have been the Eleventh Doctor’s main look from season five and six. We wonder if he’ll be keeping this new look for the entirety of the special or if at some point he’ll be wearing his classic look.”

    Maybe for a short scene, probably not much longer. Smith didn’t find the original jacket that comfortable I think, and there was a bit of an outcry from tweed makers after they gave him one that wasn’t proper tweed.

  • Elphaba Thropp

    I love it so much!! Still not too thrilled about the name (it sounds like they’re just taking the easy route and mashing up Day of the Moon with the Name of the Doctor), but I LOVE the poster. I want it. Right now.

    • PrisonerZero

      or maybe its a sequel to The Name of The Doctor

      • Elphaba Thropp

        Moffat already said (or at least I think it was Moffat. It was someone up-there in the show) that the anniversary will NOT be ‘part two’ of The Name of the Doctor, nor will it be ‘part one’ of the Christmas special. It stands alone with no attachments so it can supposedly give credit where credit is due.

        • PrisonerZero

          Use it as your head canon though and the title doesn’t seem so bad, does it?

  • grapes9h5

    fantastic poster

  • Shpuggy

    I can’t wait for this any longer! *explodes*

  • TheatreSM

    I just put the poster as my desktop screensaver. I’m so excited!!

  • Juan Pedia

    The poster is fantastic, and the “Bad Wolf” is intriguing.

    By the way, Hypable, the Eleventh Doctor still wears suspenders/braces. They’re just obscured by his waistcoats for the most part.

  • thejirehscope

    BBC, PLEASE let me throw money at you just so I can hang this on my wall

  • Cguy

    Oh my fucking Dalek! This looks amazing! So freakin’ epic!

  • Amir Khan

    OMG IT LOOKS SO GOOD :D BEST DOCTOR WHO POSTER EVER. :D But day of the doctor and name of the doctor should be switched cause the latter sounds more like a 50th title… but still I’m hyped :D

  • Natty_Girl

    I think I freaked out a bit too much when I saw this, but I am not ashamed of that at all! This totally MADE MY DAY!!!

  • Charlotte Morris

    BAD WOLF! Hell yes.
    Hopefully the trailer will soon follow.

  • http://blackrapture.tumblr.com/ thegoodshipdestiel

    Cannot believe no one has mentioned how upsetting it is that David’s hair is down. The coif is legendary – so where is it?!

    • Samantha

      My guess is that David has probably started to lose a lot of his hair the past few years and they’re attempting to cover the baldness? :/

      • http://blackrapture.tumblr.com/ thegoodshipdestiel

        That is ridiculous. And even if it wasn’t they would just give him a wig or extensions or something.

      • Winkyxx

        David lose his hair?! Thats outrageous.

    • ComeAlongPond

      Wasn’t it a lot flatter in series 2 than later on? If it is Ten and Rose from that time period, that could be why.

      • Winkyxx

        I think youre right.

  • matthewhpg

    What is the DEAL with David Tennant’s hair?

    • Natalie Simon

      It’s full of secrets.

  • Corinna

    Why isn’t this already hanging up in my home? I NEED to own this.

  • Natalie Simon

    I want this poster framed and on a wall in my room! When do they go on sale!?

  • Goldenchest

    QUESTION: Will this be shown in cinemas in America as well as in the UK?

    • Juan Pedia

      It hasn’t been said yet.

  • S

    I still don’t understand why McGann was not invited to take part in this.

    • http://blackrapture.tumblr.com/ thegoodshipdestiel

      That’s not for sure, is it?? I thought I heard a rumor about him filming something. I think there are still tons of surprises in store.

      • Evil Snow

        Moffat said the only bits of information he’s let slip are whatever has been filmed outside, and he’s lied his arse off about everything else so he could throw up enough smoke to stop people knowing what’s happening before they should. What’s been filmed behind closed doors is anyone’s guess at the moment. We’ll just have to wait and see…

  • Ciminder87

    I NEED to own this poster!!!!! I’m so excited for November!!!! I’m pretty sure my brain might implode since Catching Fire and the Doctor Who 50th are the same weekend :)

  • Tom

    So is this a Metacrisis 10 or a past 10th Doctor?

    • Juan Pedia

      It hasn’t been confirmed, but I think it’s more likely to be the past Tenth Doctor.

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