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Matt Smith’s role in Morbius makes history, as Doctor Who puts the stars at the center of a very strange trend in popular culture.

Warning: spoilers for Morbius!

In what has become one of the strangest traditions in popular culture, every actor has played a doctor since then Doctor from Reboot now to play a comic book superillain. “Either you die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain,“Note Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight. His words have definitely proven true to the stars Doctor from.

The world’s longest-running science fiction television series, Secret Doctor fromThe series’ longevity lies in its protagonist’s ability to regenerate, a clever concept that allows the show to remake its star and reinvent itself. modern Doctor from It began in 2005, with Christopher Eccleston playing the ninth incarnation of the Doctor, followed by David Tennant, Matt Smith, and then Peter Capaldi. Jodi Whitaker is currently playing the 13th Doctor, although her tenure is also coming to an end.

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It’s funny how now every former modern doctor has played the super comedic villain, both on the big and small screen. Ecclestone played Malekith in 2013 Thor: The Dark WorldTennant has been handsomely cast as Kilgrave in Marvel Netflix’s Jessica JonesCapaldi became the thinker of James Gunn suicide squad. Now Matt Smith is done with this, and the evil vampire Milo is at Sony Morbius.

Matt Smith Morbius

Superhero roles weren’t always good for former Doctors. Christopher Eccleston made a hat Thor: The Dark WorldHe admitted that he only did it for the money and soon regretted the decision. Matt Smith looks confused to play MorbiusMilo, admitted he found the role confusing and struggled to understand his motives. He took the part after asking him for advice Doctor from Co-star Karen Gillan, who considers her a superhero due to her time as a Nebula in the MCU, co-stars. In contrast, Tennant and Capaldi seem to have enjoyed playing the super villains. Tennant’s Kilgrave is seen as one of the best live-action Marvel villains of all time, while Capaldi liked the fact that his DC movie had a better budget than Doctor fromwhich makes monsters so much better.

All of this raises an interesting question about Jodi Whitaker’s future. Whitaker’s time as the Thirteenth Doctor ends; She will only appear in two additional specials this year, a springtime special and a BBC 100th centenary special. Assuming this weird trend continues, it’s surely only a matter of time before Whitaker joins Marvel or DC to play the role of super villain now that she has left. Doctor from.

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