Benedict Cumberbatch, who has recently finished filming Sherlock, a new adaptation by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss has hinted that he would like to take on the role of the Doctor in the future. Or at least have a large part in the show.
During an interview with Digital Spy, Cumberbatch was asked if he would like to appear in an episode of Doctor Who, to which he replied, "Not an episode of Doctor Who, no." But when asked if he would like to be The Doctor, he said:
"Maybe...We'll see, I mean, it's something that hasn't really crossed my radar much but I think having played Sherlock Holmes it's a bit of a strange thing to then play a small role on that show, without sounding too pompous. To hell with it if it does sound pompous, it probably does."
So it would seem he thinks taking a small role on the show would be a step down. Lets hope Matt sticks around long enough that nobody needs to take the role for a long while.