Could the 9th Doctor return for a multi-doctor special during the 50th Anniversary? I would have to say after hearing this that its quite possible. As much as I've also read in various places that Eccleston had no intention of reprising his role as the Doctor, maybe he's had a change of heart(s).
Christopher Eccleston, who played the 9th Doctor for 13 episodes of its first ‘revived’ series has spoken of ‘more to do’ with his incarnation of the famous Time Lord.
Eccleston, who is notoriously cagey when asked about his time on Doctor Who, was speaking at a Q&A session at the National Theatre earlier this week where he is starring as Creon in the play Antigone.
When asked by an attendee whether he felt he had taken the character of The Doctor as far as he could Eccleston is reported as having said, somewhat surprisingly, ‘no.’
A Doctor Who fan who was present wrote about the event on his blog:
[He] felt that one series isn’t enough to get under the skin of the character and that if he’d had two or three series he’d have developed the role considerably.
He said that if you looked at the other Doctors (with the exception of Tom Baker) you can see them working out how to play the character through their first series because it’s such a complex and challenging role.
He said several times that there was more for him to do with the character….
With the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who just around the corner (November 2013) I can’t help but hope that we will see a return of the 9th Doctor, and maybe even a few others.
In fact thinking about it now, I seem to remember something Matt Smith said on during the Q&A panel at San Diego Comic Con in regards to how he would like to work with Eccleston.... is this more clues?? I guess we will just have to wait and see.