Executive producer Steven Moffat promises that there will be more online DOCTOR WHO content in the vein of The Night of the Doctor because he’s taking the new venue more seriously — and the BBC is giving him serious money to do it!
The Grand Moff credits Pond Life (the domestic adventures of Amy and Rory) with opening his eyes to the possibilities of online storytelling:
You suddenly realize something like Pond Life, which we took much more seriously, had an audience of over 6 million. You think, ‘Oh, wait, that’s a TV show!’ That’s just a TV show, and a lot of our audience make no distinction between that and the TV show.
It was bound to happen, and it finally has — just as I called it: Warner Bros. has blinked and moved its DC Comics-based Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice from its May 6, 2016, release date, bumping it up to March 25 and thus avoiding a head-to-head showdown with Marvel Studio’s Captain America 3.
Moving the unproven superhero team-up out of the path of the expected Marvel juggernaut is the right thing to do; an even better thing would have been to never have scheduled BvS:DoJ against the First Avenger in the first place. Cap 3 staked its claim to May 6 first. Now Warners and DC have to
eat crow and back down beat a strategic retreat.