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2013's Biggest WTF Moments In Movies
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PETER CAPALDI'S CREDIT

World War Z Peter Capaldi Doctor WHO credit

Film: World War Z

What happens? At the end of the zombie movie, we learn that Peter Capaldi’s character – who we meet at a World Health Organisation facility in Wales – is credited simply as W.H.O. Doctor. No big deal except that just six weeks later, on August 4, Matt Smith’s successor as the star of Doctor Who was announced as… Peter Capaldi.

WTF? Coincidence, folks, or a really insane stunt to get BBC executives to consider his candidacy. We know Capaldi’s a fan of Doctor Who: he’s already played two characters in it and wrote a fan letter in his teens that’s still on record – so we imagine he was pleased with his WWZ credit long before the BBC deal was finalised. But we’re reasonably sure it’s not the result of a series of time-travel escapades to totally change the end of Marc Forster’s film in order to set up an elaborate joke. Probably.

The lesson: Subliminal advertising works, kids!

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21 Not very WTF at all...
I seriously think whoever rights these articles for you isn't a comic book fan, or indeed, doesn't watch the movies very closely. The credit sting in Thor TDW.... Firstly, the canister does not contain the Aether. If you know what Gardians of the Galaxy is about and who they are facing, the whole Collector thing makes perfect sense. I don't want to give away any spoilers to people who don't know the comics, but all this is tied together very easily by a single plot point. I'd think that the bigger WTF moment from the movie would be from the previous 'Odin' scene towards the end. That's made far more people wonder WTF and where are they going with it then the credit sting. Okay... The whole W.H.O Doctor thing with Capadli isn't wtf in the slightest. Its just a massive coincidence. You have to remember he would have been cast in the role at least a year before the film was finished, so it was a long time before we even knew Matt Smith would be leaving at they'd have to find a More

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