The Kill List director has revealed he will be the first to tackle the new era of the Tv time lord's travels after Capaldi replaces current Doctor Who Matt Smith at Christmas (Dec13).
Wheatley will shoot the first two episodes of the show's new season, which will debut late next year (14).
He tells Screen Daily, "I've been a fan since childhood. I've been watching the current run of Doctor Who with my son and have discovered it all over again."
Scottish actor Capaldi will make his debut as the Doctor during this year's (13) Christmas special.