Re: Renumber The Doctors?
The problem with McGann returning in place of Hurt is that people could have guessed the plot because there's no way any writer would cast the 8th doctor as a bad guy. John Hurt on the other hand, adds that critical layer of deception since the War Doctor is created specifically to fight in the Time War.
Although, on the other hand, I would have been very surprised if Day of the Doctor didn't end with the War Doctor's redemption.
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